Today’s Solutions: May 27, 2022

Arts & Culture

Here we cover the latest and most uplifting exhibitions, creative movements, and imaginative design to keep you inspired throughout your day.

Kyiv Opera House

Kyiv opera house holds first performance since start of Russian invasion

In the early hours of February 24, the cultural life of Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities came to halt as the country braced to endure the invasion of Russian forces. After three months, Ukraine is still fighting the invaders, but a brief and melodic respite was enjoyed this Saturday when the Kyiv Read More...

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White House names first Black openly gay press secretary

There’s been another win in the realms of diversity and representation in the past week: President Joe Biden announced that Karine Jean-Pierre will take on the role of White House press secretary, replacing Jen Psaki who is expected to move on as a TV host at MSNBC. This would make Jean-Pierre Read More...

LeVar Burton

Actor LeVar Burton will receive lifetime achievement award at new Children’s Emmys

It isn’t often enough that we publicly appreciate our teachers and educators. While he is mainly an actor, having performed in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Roots, LeVar Burton played the role of a reader and an educator for many years on Reading Rainbow.  Now, he will receive a Lifetime Read More...

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Brownies will now earn merit badges in STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are not just highly lucrative and profitable fields, they are essential for the continued progress of society. That being said, every field, whether it be in STEM or the arts, benefits from a variety of minds entering their workforce. Read More...

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Fashion Week Minnesota highlights AAPI and Indigenous designers

This spring, Fashion Week Minnesota features new shows that showcase local designers and creatives that are underrepresented in mainstream fashion, giving voice to their collections and cultures. Fashion designers from Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, and people of color Read More...

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How to be an ally part I: performative allyship

In recent years, and especially in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020, social advocacy and activism around the world have evolved and continue to evolve at an admirable pace. The emergence of activism in the era of social media, which, whether we like Read More...

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How to be an ally part II: effective allyship

Welcome to part two of this two-part series on allyship --- click here to read part one --- one of the neologisms born out of contemporary English-language social justice activism. More specifically, this piece will discuss what it takes to move from performative allyship to effective allyship, Read More...

Painting

A new study reveals how engaging activities reduce loneliness

Loneliness can be a major problem for good mental health and brain health in the long term. Many of us, though, still live alone, and the pandemic and post-pandemic culture have led to sometimes unavoidable periods of loneliness. This doesn’t need to be unhealthy, though.  A new study from Read More...

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Need some encouragement? Call this adorable kid-run hotline

Anyone who has the delight of children in their lives in one form or another will agree: kids say the cutest things. Most adults know that functioning as a productive member of society usually requires thinking about what they want to say before actually saying it, which makes kids’ lack of Read More...

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This encyclopedia chronicles TV’s history of Blackness

The portrayal of Black people in the entertainment industry is becoming more sensitive, equal, and reflective of society. Showing Black faces on the millions of American TV screens helped amplify this community's voice and break down some barriers of discrimination. Although, the road has been Read More...