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Watch: Obama: In Pursuit Of A More Perfect Union Trailer & Premiere Date

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HBO’s three-part documentary Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union is set to premiere Tuesday, August 3rd at 9pm ET.

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union

The documentary chronicles the personal and political journey of President Obama, as the country grapples with its racial history.

Weaving together conversations with colleagues, friends and critics, and interspersed with his own speeches and news interviews, the series begins with the former Presidents’ childhood and takes us through his perspective as the son of a white mother from Kansas and an African father, his spiritual formation by a generation of Black leaders, and his hopes for a more inclusive America.

Check out the trailer below:

First Lady Jill Biden Leading U.S. Delegation At Tokyo Olympics

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First Lady Jill Biden is headed to the Olympics!

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Dr. Jill will head to Tokyo later this month as the head of the U.S. delegation to the Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

“First Lady Jill Biden will travel to the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan. The Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Olympic Summer Games will be held on July 23, 2021. Additional information and details to come,” the Office of the First Lady said in a statement.

The President will not be joining the first lady, per senior administration officials.

The trip will mark the First Lady’s first solo international trip since President Biden took office.

Ida B. Wells Monument Unveiled On Chicago’s Southside

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Chicago has given activist, journalist and truth teller Ida B. Wells her flowers.

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Last week the city unveiled a monument honoring the life and work of the activist.

Officially known as The Light of Truth Ida B. Wells National Monument, the commemoration is located in Chicago’s Bronzeville community and was created by Black sculptor Richard Hunt. It stands on the land of the former Ida B. Wells Housing Project — a construction developed to house Black families. The homes were demolished in 2011. Now, the area serves as a memory of where Wells spent most of her life as an investigative journalist in Chicago.

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Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16th, 1862. She was born into slavery during the Civil War.

Late in her career she focused on urban reform in the city of Chicago. She died on March 25th, 1931.

VP Kamala Harris Visits Clark Atlanta issues COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge

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VP Kamala Harris issued the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge to Clark Atlanta University over the weekend.

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The VP paid a visit to the HBCU as part of the Department of Health and Human Services “We Can Do This Bus Tour.” 

VP Harris issued the challenge to help reach President Biden’s goal of getting 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4th.

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The COVID-19 challenge encourages colleges and universities to commit to taking three key actions to help their campus communities to get vaccinated: engaging all students, faculty, and staff members; organizing their college communities; and delivering vaccine access for everyone. Click here to see The Challenge: 3 Key Commitments from the White House. 

Juneteenth Finally Recognized As A National Holiday

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Congress has passed a resolution establishing Juneteenth as a National holiday.

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June 19th is the actual day that the last enslaved African Americans were granted their freedom. On that day in 1865, Union soldiers led by Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in the coastal city of Galveston, Texas, to deliver General Order No. 3, officially ending slavery in the state.

This was more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which declared that as of January 1, 1863, all enslaved people in the states currently engaged in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”

President Joe Biden and Jill Biden Sip Tea with The Queen

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President Joe and Jill Biden spent their last day in the UK accompanying the Queen for tea at Windsor Castle.

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Joe Biden and Jill Biden tea with the Queen came on their last day in the UK for the G7 Summit.

At the airport before boarding Air Force One, the President called the Queen gracious and said she reminded him of his mother.

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“She was very generous,” the President said. He said he did not think she’d be insulted if he said she “reminded me of my mother in terms of the look of her and the generosity.”

Dr. Jill wore a powder blue sheath dress and matching jacket with nude Valentino heels for her visit with the Queen. The Queen looking regal as usual in a pink silk Stuart Parvin Dress and Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat.

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