Inspiring News in 2018

Inspiring News in 2018


  • Australian researchers develop 10-minute test to detect cancer cells anywhere in the body.
  • Scientists accidently created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles.
  • World Health Organization unveiled new vaccine to end cholera.
  • Cancer deaths have dropped 25% in the USA.
  • Half of all people with HIV are getting treatment; deaths have dropped by half since 2005.
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A campaign called “Black Girl Magic Texas” helped put 17 black women on the bench in Harris County, Texas.

Breaking Barriers

  • Lt. Marina Hierl is the first woman in Marine Corps history to lead an infantry platoon.
  • Women in Saudi Arabia are now able to travel or study without male permission and they received the right to drive.
  • Politicians, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar are the first Muslim women elected into Congress. Omar is also the first Somali-American member.
  • Harris County Texas: 17 black women won judicial seats under a campaign they called “Black Girl Magic Texas.”
  • South Fulton, Georgia’s criminal justice system is led entirely by black women.
  • Jared Polis is first openly gay man elected as Colorado Governor.

United States

  • $1.8 billion was donated to John Hopkins University to help low-income students.
  • Eco-friendly Babcock Ranch in Florida is the first solar-powered town in USA.
  • The American unemployment rate is the lowest it has ever been since 1969.
  • Government leased 390,000 acres of federally owned waters, for offshore wind farming.

Around the World

  • Ireland voted to amend their constitution and enable legislation allowing abortion.
  • India overturned 150 years of anti-gay legislation, decriminalized consensual gay sex.
  • South & North Korean ended the Korean War and marched under one flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
  • Iranian President Hassan Rohani lifted the stadium ban — now women can attend sporting events.


Happy 2019!

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