People wait in their apartments as firefighters battle a large fire on the top floors of an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The Fire Department of New York says over a hundred firefighters were at the scene. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

NYC Fire Victim: Counting Your Blessings When You Lose Everything

We are a society that values and cherishes stuff. Things. Memories. Ask any household in America and I bet they would say they wish they could get rid of some, but the memories they have stored away are so much more important than more space. You don’t really realize how important these things are to you until they are taken from you, sometimes unexpectedly and harshly.

Demonstrators block the entrance of Top Shop as they protest the shooting of Laquan McDonald along the Magnificent Mile November 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged Tuesday with first degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old McDonald 16 times last year on the southwest …

Chicago Black Friday Protest Meager Compared to Past Years

A small group of Chicago residents protested during this year’s Black Friday shopping day, but the mere one hour of protesting and the size of the crowd have dwindled compared to the past two years of protests.