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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Snapshot from the documentary “My Name Is Pauli Murray.” She sits with a blue jacket wearing glasses writing.

3 inspiring Black LBGTQ+ pioneers

Part of the cultural reassessment that's been occurring over these last few years has been the recognition that many contributions of both the Black and LBGTQ+ communities have been pushed under the rug for too long. In honor of Black History month, we wanted to shed light on three incredible Read More...

Raphael Warnock wins election

Raphael Warnock wins election to become Georgia’s first Black senator

At The Optimist Daily, our focus is on solutions. We are not interested in following mainstream news outlets in their pursuit of the latest political news. With that said, there are times when events occur in the political arena that are very much worth writing about. The recent Georgia Senate Read More...

5 ways to celebrate with actio

5 ways to celebrate with action on the anniversary of the 19th Amendment

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in the middle of an election cycle, you may be asking yourself how to celebrate and further educate yourself of voting equality. Here are five ways to celebrate the legacy of the 19th Amendment.  Learn about the Read More...

Values before profit: This man

Values before profit: This man turned his restaurant into a donation center

At the Optimist Daily, we like to honor the everyday heroes that make communities thrive. Today we bring you a story out of Minneapolis where a local restaurant owner has turned his restaurant into a community outpost for those protesting police violence. Here’s his story. Tomme Beevas Read More...

Cities are finally removing Co

Cities are finally removing Confederate monuments following protests

Shocking as it may seem, more than 700 Confederate monuments remain on display in public spaces in America. Now, thanks to protests in the name of George Floyd, calls for cities to remove monuments dedicated to the Confederacy and its racist ideology have grown louder. And in many places, the Read More...

Alabama’s capital city, Mont

Alabama’s capital city, Montgomery, just elected its first black mayor

It was in Alabama’s capital city, Montgomery, where African American activist Rosa Parks led the bus boycott in 1955, paving the way for broader civil rights demands. Now, more than 70 years later, Montgomery has selected the first black mayor in its 200-year history: Steven Reed, a county Read More...