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A high school student's medical innovation, Star Trek's decor, NYC's cannabis legalization and more news

Sesame Street Welcomes Two Black Muppets Though Sesame Workshop (the non-profit behind the beloved TV show Sesame Street) continues to cast “a racially and ethnically diverse human cast,” it’s never directly addressed race or racism. This season, that changes with the introduction of two Black muppets, Wesley and Elijah Walker, who will have conversations about what it’s like to be Black in America. According to …

Stonewall Inn Co-Owner Stacy Lentz on Giving Back to the Queer Community

75 grants of $1,000 each went out as part of the historic bar's "Save the Night" partnership with Jägermeister

“Bars have long been places where we could gather without fear of persecution—where we could find others like us and those who can let us know we aren’t alone, where we could find our friends, lovers and those that face the same daily struggles,” Stacy Lentz, co-founder of the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative and co-owner of NYC‘s seminal queer haven the Stonewall Inn, shares …

Women Who Pioneered Automotive Interior Design

A progressive hiring spree (at least, for the 1950s) by GM actively sought out women to design the interiors for all of the brands under their umbrella. The women, who held degrees from some of the country’s top design schools and worked internationally prior to being hired, faced sexism but their work pushed forward design as well as women’s positions in the workplace. The team …