Today’s Solutions: May 24, 2024

Don Scott makes history as Vir

Don Scott makes history as Virginia’s first Black house speaker

The Virginia General Assembly unanimously elected Democrat Don Scott as the new House speaker, marking a watershed moment for the state. Del. Scott's inauguration as the first Black speaker in the Virginia House of Delegates' 400-year history was met with shouts and a standing ovation across the Read More...

Move Afrika: elevating African

Move Afrika: elevating African music on a global scale starting with concert in Rwanda

Two decades after Nelson Mandela's legendary 46664 concerts, a new movement, Move Afrika, developed on the African continent. Inspired by Mandela's vision, his grandson Kweku Mandela launched this five-year project to create an annual music tour to promote Africa's artistic environment while Read More...

35 years later: Tracy Chapman

35 years later: Tracy Chapman is first Black woman to win CMA Song of the Year

Tracy Chapman makes history at the Country Music Awards (CMAs), becoming the first Black woman to win the coveted Song of the Year award with her timeless song, "Fast Car." The unfading allure of "Fast Car" "Fast Car," which was published in 1988, has weathered the test of time, becoming an Read More...

American Women Quarters Progra

American Women Quarters Program celebrates achievements of remarkable women

In a special run of quarters to be minted for 2025, the Treasury Department announced that five extraordinary women will have their own remarkable place on US coins. These individuals are the result of a four-year journey in the American Women’s Quarters Program, which was created to honor Read More...

A historic bill passes: One-th

A historic bill passes: One-third of Indian Parliament seats to be reserved for women

The Lok Sabha, India's lower house of Parliament, passed a revolutionary bill that guaranteed one-third of seats in both the parliament and state assemblies to women. This historic decision comes after years of debate and criticism, and it represents a big step forward in Indian politics toward Read More...

Meet Kevin Maxen, the first US

Meet Kevin Maxen, the first US men’s professional sports coach to publicly come out as gay

Kevin Maxen, the associate strength coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is the first male coach in a men's professional sports league in the United States to come out as gay.  He frankly expressed his reasoning for taking this step in an interview with Outsports, adding, "I don't want to feel Read More...

Manchester, England, UK - 04/19/2020: Manchester Museum building, Oxford Road, Manchester, England, UK.

This museum features a gallery curated by the people they represent

While museums and historical collections can offer us some information and insight into different cultures and people, on the whole, we are realizing that much of what is presented to us does not represent these communities in an accurate or respectful way. This is because many of the things we see Read More...

A young girl wearing pink is working on a touchscreen making changes to a 3d printed toy in a summer school tech class.

Meet Dr. Wade: writer of thousands of Wikipedia pages for women scientists

Though the world has made some strides in gender equality, there is certainly still room for improvement, especially in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM for short).  Unfortunately, women continue to be underrepresented in most STEM fields. For example, Read More...

Trans actress Laverne Cox walks the runway

Laverne Cox makes history as first trans Barbie doll

Laverne Cox, an American actress, and LGBTQ+ advocate was the first transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since Angela Morely in 1990. She is making history yet again as the first trans-Barbie doll. Mattel released the Read More...

the Pride progress flag

Rainbow 50p coin celebrates 50th year of Pride UK

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Pride UK movement, Britain’s Royal Mint introduced a special rainbow-colored 50 pence coin earlier in May. The coin, which is embossed with the colors of the Pride progress flag, was designed by east London artist and LGBTQ+ activist Dominique Holmes. Read More...