Today’s Solutions: June 19, 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...

OPTIMIST VIEW: Why civil disob

OPTIMIST VIEW: Why civil disobedience and ahimsa (nonviolence) triumph in the face of injustice

In the marketplace of ideas, does love still trump violence?  By Kristy Jansen  “We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe.” Anti-colonialism activist Frantz Fanon was fighting racism and black oppression in Algeria and Martinique when he wrote these words, Read More...

A lesson from Dr. King

A lesson from Dr. King

Kirk Boyd is a guest blogger for The Intelligent Optimist and secretary of the International Bill of Rights project. Today I went with a friend to the Martin Luther King Day celebrations at Yerba Buena Park in San Francisco. It was a good event with around 500 people present, including some Read More...