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It’s official! Dr. Carla Hayden is the first woman and African American Librarian of Congress

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It’s official! Dr. Carla Hayden is the first woman and African American Librarian of Congress

On Wednesday, Dr. Hayden was officially sworn in as the nation's 14th Librarian of Congress. Nominated by President Obama to lead the world's largest library, Hayden explained at her swearing-in ceremony: "As a descendant of people who were denied the right to read, to now have the opportunity to serve and lead the institution that is the national symbol of knowledge, is a historic moment." Indeed. Congratulations, Dr. Hayden! Thank you for blazing a trail and being an inspiration to Black girls everywhere. Pictured with Hayden from left to right: Chief Justice John Roberts, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Hayden's mother,...

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Don't Go Obama: Parents and Kids React to His Farewell

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Don't Go Obama: Parents and Kids React to His Farewell

Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images  Almost 20,000 people gathered at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois last night to watch President Barack Obama deliver his Farewell Address. Even more were glued to their television screens as Obama reflected on his last eight years in office, America’s reality, and his hope for the future. As people tuned in across the country, it was evident that many parents dismissed bedtimes to allow their children to take part in the historic moment. Here are a few of the photos and thoughts that made us feel like the future is brighter than ever before... The kid at...

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Pioneering Nasa Mathematician Katherine Johnson + Hidden Figures’ Movie Poster= Everything!

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Pioneering Nasa Mathematician Katherine Johnson + Hidden Figures’  Movie Poster= Everything!

Simply amazing! Pioneering NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson, pictured in front of the movie poster for the film that will tell the story of her incredible contributions to the space program. The film, which will also depict Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan's contributions to one of NASA's first successful space missions, is now set to have a limited release on Christmas Day and hit theaters nationwide on January 6, 2017.

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Chance the Rapper and his dad's full circle moment

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Chance the Rapper and his dad's full circle moment

Love this! Chance the Rapper brought his father Ken Bennett (who was a deputy assistant to President Obama when he was an Illinois state senator) to the White House last night for the Obamas' final state dinner.

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#Relationship Goals: President and First Lady Obama at their final State Dinner

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#Relationship Goals: President and First Lady Obama at their final State  Dinner

Yessss! President and First Lady Obama looked beyond amazing for their final state dinner as the first couple tonight! Mr. President and First Lady, your style, grace, and class will continue to be an inspiration to us all.

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