Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 29, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Sojourner Truth’s Legal Petition In 1828, Isabella Van Wagenen walked into a courthouse in Kingston, New York, to petition a white man to release her nine-year-old son, Peter, from illegal enslavement in Alabama. Peter was released from enslavement on March 15, 1828. It is believed that this case was the first time that an African […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 23, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Independence Vote for Scotland? In 2014, Scotland held a vote on whether to declare its independence from the United Kingdom. The campaign for independence failed when 55 percent of Scottish voters indicated that they wished to remain with the UK. Since then, however, a lot has happened that may have changed people’s minds. One […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 15, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Glass Half Full or Half Empty? The world’s most used natural resource is water. Can you guess the second-most-used resource? It’s not coal or trees: it’s sand. Every year, the world uses fifty billion tons of silica sand. (That’s enough sand to build a wall more than 88 feet high and 88 feet wide around […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 10, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Monarch Butterfly Populations on the Rise  Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every winter. Migration is a dangerous journey. Monarch populations are also impacted by challenges such as drought, severe weather, habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. But even so, the number of monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico this past winter was increased by a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 2, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Pride Month 2022 June is LGBTQ+ Pride month. Across the globe, June will feature celebrations, parades, marches, festivals, and more. Pride began in 1970 to celebrate gender diversity. The month-long observation also raises social awareness about issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.   June was chosen to honor the Stonewall Uprising, which took place on June […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 26, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

James Hong is Honored by Hollywood Hollywood’s star-studded Walk of Fame is iconic. Did you know that of the over 2,700 stars, only nineteen belong to people of Asian descent? The most recent honoree is James Hong, who has seven hundred film credits to his name. This includes roles in Blade Runner and Disney’s animated […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 18, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Formula Shortage A nationwide baby formula shortage has families of infants scrambling. They are searching for ways to feed their children. By late April 2022, six states had half their normal amount of baby formula on store shelves. Twenty other states are also having trouble meeting demand. The situation is especially challenging for babies that […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 12, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

American Girl Releases AAPI Doll of the Year Every year since 2001, the American Girl toy company has released a Girl of the Year doll. Unlike its regular line of historical dolls, the Girl of the Year dolls reflect the diversity of today’s world. The 2022 Girl of the Year is Corinne Tan. She is […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 5, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

White House Promotes New COVID-19 Drug The White House has recommended vaccinations, masks, social distancing, and good hygiene to control the spread of COVID-19. But now, there may be a new tool in that toolbox: an antiviral drug from Pfizer called Paxlovid.  Paxlovid was first authorized for use in December 2021. The drug has been […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 29, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

National Parks Service Adds New Underground Railroad Sites In 1998, Congress passed legislation that created the National Parks Service’s Network to Freedom program. This is a system of 700 historic sites in 39 states and Washington, D.C., that commemorates the freedom seekers and allies who were part of the Underground Railroad. In March 2022, the […]