California Public Schools Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch to All Students
“In the newly adopted state budget, all public school students in California will receive free breakfast and lunch, no questions asked.” From NBC Los Angeles
New Zealand Phasing Out Single Use Plastics by 2025
Between 2022 and 2025, New Zealand will be phasing in bans on single use plastics. Here’s more from The Guardian.
Three Accomplished Black Women: The Spelling Bee Winner, “The Solar Woman,” and The Black Mermaid of South Africa
A lot of Black women have been in the good news lately. Here are three who’ve made extraordinary accomplishments:
Zaila Avant-garde, age 14, is the first African American to win the Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. She has also set three world records in basketball. Read more about Zaila in this article from Good News Network.
Kristal Hansley is the first Black woman to launch a community solar program for low and moderate income households in Maryland. Read more about this remarkable woman and her company, WeSolar, in this article from Vogue Magazine.
Zandile Ndhlovu organizes ocean exploration programs for Black children across the country of South Africa– many of whom have never seen the ocean. Here’s her story from CNN with a beautiful video.
Hope for Equality in Chile
Last Sunday in Chile, 155 elected delegates assembled to begin work on “the world’s first constitution to be drafted by an equal number of women and men.” 77 Women and 78 men met with many women wearing purple and green scarves bearing the slogan: “Nunca más sin nosotras,” meaning “Never again without us.” The Constitutional assembly also hopes to give more power to indigenous groups and focus on climate change issues. This article from NBC gives details including historical perspectives and significance.
Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Celebrated 75 Years of Marriage
Happy Anniversary to Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter who celebrated 75 Years of Marriage last week. At 96, Jimmy Carter is the longest living person to have served as US President. The Carters have the longest marriage of any US President.
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