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Barack Obama

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Barack Obama’s Presidential Library in Chicago Set To Occur Next Week

After much delay, construction will soon begin in Chicago for the presidential library dedicated to the history of our 44th president, Barack Obama. Dan Merica of CNN reported that “former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will oversee the groundbreaking of the Obama Presidential Center next week.”…

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer To Have His Opera Performed at Metropolitan Opera House

When the opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones premieres at Metropolitan Opera House on Sept. 27, the performance will make history. It will be the first-ever opera composed by a Black musician to be performed at the historic and world-renowned New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in…

California

California Named Most Diverse US State in New Survey; West Virginia Ranked As Least Diverse

Following a review of all 50 U.S. states across six key factors — socioeconomic diversity, cultural diversity, economic diversity, household diversity, religious diversity and political diversity — the personal finance website WalletHub has released a report detailing the most and least diverse states in the nation. “We evaluated those dimensions…

Michelle Wu

After 200 Years of White Men, a Woman of Color Is Guaranteed To Be Elected As the Next Mayor of Boston in Upcoming Election

Come November, Boston will be electing its first female mayor of color in the city’s nearly 200-year history. Who that mayor will be, however, remains to be determined by residents of the city in the upcoming election that features two women of color going head to head against each other…

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Marlon Reis

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Weds, Becoming First Sitting Governor in US History To Take Part in Same-Sex Ceremony

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis continues to make LGBTQ political history. In 2008, he became the first openly gay man ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. A decade later, he became the first openly gay man elected to the position of state governor. And now, with his marriage to…