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Standup comedy course against depression, first Black woman on Fed board, food security through Millets

Standup comedy course against depression, first Black woman on Fed board, food security through Millets microphone on stage

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, the NHS starts funding standup comedy courses for men at risk of suicide, Lisa Cook will be the first Black woman to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board in its 109-year history, and Millets may help to stabilise food security worldwide.

California runs on 100% clean energy, Iceland supports ecocide law, Qatar’s first male fashion designer

California runs on 100% clean energy, Iceland supports ecocide law, Qatar’s first male fashion designer Stateline Solar Farm, California, USA

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, the world’s fifth-largest economy is powered by 100% clean energy for the first time, a cross-party movement in Iceland is supporting an international law against ecocide, and Qatar’s first male fashion designer is breaking stereotypes.

#18: The Confess Project – A Mental Health Barbershop Movement

#18: The Confess Project – A Mental Health Barbershop Movement The Confess Project

Millions of people struggle with mental health issues, especially in the Black community. So Lorenzo Lewis, founder of The Confess Project had a unqiue idea. He brought mental health to where people go and talk about life; the barbershop. The team trains barbers to become mental health advocates for black men, boys and their families across the country. In this episode, the project’s Chief People Officer, Darnell Rice explains to us why and how a haircut can be much more than just a haircut.