Belle of the Ball: Barack and Michelle’s Final State Dinner

“Today is bittersweet for Michelle and I because this marks the final official visit and state dinner of my presidency. But it’s OK. We saved the best for last,” President Obama said, kicking off their star-studded, going away dinner. Organized in honor of Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, the Obamas didn’t…

The National Museum of African American History and Culture Paints a Full Picture

  Decades of planning and organization finally came to fruition on September 24, 2016, when the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The new building is part of the Smithsonian Institution and was dedicated by President Barack Obama. The idea for a national gallery celebrating…

Movement to Change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day Grows

  For every second Monday of October since 1937, millions of Americans have observed a federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus’ ‘discovery’ of the Americas. Now there is a growing movement to rectify history and honor the indigenous peoples who actually discovered North America first. In an article for the Washington Post, Kristina Guerra explains how…