Inspiring

July 13, 2020

Woman Makes History as First Black Female Tactical Jet Pilot in the U.S. Navy

History was recently made in the U.S. Navy. In early July, Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Swegle became the first Black woman to ever become a tactical jet pilot. Her friend, Alissa (aka @paigealissa), tweeted a photo of LTJG Swegle posing in front of a jet after completing her last scheduled flight. In addition to that photo, Alissa also shared a picture of LTJG Swegle getting sprayed with water—a time-honored tradition to celebrate the accomplishment.

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June 29, 2020

Woman Turns Daily Childhood Notes From Stepdad Into Best Father’s Day Gift Years Later

If you’re someone who keeps hold of sentimental items such as ticket stubs and old letters, you’re sure to relate to a woman in Maryland named Sophia Wilcox. Since she was a little girl, her stepfather, Brian Sandusky, would pin an inspiring note on her door every day before she went to middle school. Now, 6 years later, she decided to repay his kind gesture by framing the hand-written mementos for Father’s Day.

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June 15, 2020

Powerful Black Lives Matter Murals Are Popping Up on Streets Across the U.S.

Over a week ago, Washington, D.C.’s mayor commissioned a sprawling mural that spells out “Black Lives Matter;” now, cities across the nation are creating their own tributes to the movement. In some cities, artists have chosen to repeat the bold yellow block letters of the D.C. mural. In others, artists have taken their own liberties and gotten creative with the design.

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June 8, 2020

Protesters Are Turning the Temporary White House Fence Into a Living Memorial Wall

The area surrounding the White House is more fortified than usual. As protests over the killing of George Floyd—as well as against rampant police brutality—have continued across the world, President Trump’s administration has barricaded itself with temporary metal fencing. Nearly two miles of tall mesh barriers surround the “White House complex,” an act that has been met by criticism from not only everyday citizens but from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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