It is during challenging times that people display the most incredible feats of compassion, sacrifice, empathy, and love. To bring attention to these inspirational acts, we’re sharing a weekly roundup of our favorite good-news stories. And we invite you to do the same. Use the hashtag #GoodNewsMonday to highlight any uplifting stories, useful resources, or promising scientific advancements, and help start the week with a healthful dose of the positive.

Celebrating Diversity in Public Health for #GoodNewsMonday and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Honoring Diversity Through Plant-Based Cooking (Meatless Monday)

Why Taraji P. Henson is trying to shed light on the mental health crisis among Black youth (Washington Post)

Black Girls Run defies the perception of Black women and exercise (Fox News 8)