With all that has been going on in the news, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all things that are out of our control. While we can’t always escape from our newsfeed, we can resolve to do as much as we can to make sure that our basic human rights aren’t taken away. With that being said, we’ve gathered five of our favorite reads that have filled us with hope for the upcoming months.
An unexpected call on C-SPAN opens up the conversation between a white man from North Carolina and a black media leader. The video went viral, surpassing eight million views. After all that has happened in the news, this was a refreshing exchange.
Manny Gutierrez becomes Maybelline’s new campaign face, making him the first male to do so. “As a child, I would watch my mom get ready for work and just sit there for hours watching her transform,” he told Teen Vogue in 2016. “However, it wasn’t until much later on that I really started to dabble in makeup myself.”
After nearly 20 years, the beloved children’s show is coming back — with a few modern updates, big celebrity names and new age science, of course.
Astronaut Jeanette Epps will be heading up to the International Space Station in 2018. While previous African-American astronauts have been part of space shuttle missions, Epps, whose training includes the Russian language so that she will be able to speak with the other people on the ISS, is the first African-American to be part of the space station.
Greg Pak assembles Amadeus Cho, Ms. Marvel, Shang Chi, Silk and more in Totally Awesome Hulk #15. Writer Greg Pak recently teased the upcoming cover of Totally Awesome Hulk #15, suggesting that this is the most significant grouping of Asian American superheroes that has ever starred in a mainstream comic book.
What did we miss? Share some of your favorite reads in the comments!