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Mosaic Theater
May 19 – Jun 1, 2022
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New Profile Pic’ App? Is it Safe to Use?

If you’ve seen new Facebook profile pictures that look like a painting or cartoon, then you’ve probably noticed they all appear to come from a website and app called “New Profile Pic.” The free app is currently No. 1 on the Apple Store and has exploded in popularity on social media this month.
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Maryland Governor’s Race: A Model of Inclusion, Not Replacement Theory

After two terms of yet another mixed-race Republican leadership team in a Democratic state, this year’s Democratic primary has taken inclusion and diversity to new heights to include several Black women, a Latina, a MENA (Middle East and North Africa), and a Southeast Asian. (Photo: Rushern Baker selected Latina Nancy Navarro.)
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Obama Presidential Center to Have a Garden and honor Mrs. Robinson

The Obama Presidential Center released more details about the four-building campus being built in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side. The new details include a garden and exhibit honoring the former First Lady’s mother, Mrs. Robinson.
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2022 Allergy Capitals

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its annual Allergy Capitals report for 2022. The report identifies the most challenging cities for spring and fall allergies in the continental United States. The top 10 most challenging places to live with seasonal allergies are:
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Home, Does Not Have to Be the Country Your Parents Left Behind

Written by the young Sudanese American writer and poet Safia Elhillo, the book tells the story of a teenaged Muslim, first-generation immigrant girl called Nima - - in Arabic her name is written and pronounced Niʿma, with the guttural consonant ʿayn in the middle.
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Revelations Opens in Paris - Webpage Provides Peek

If you cannot make it to Paris, you can visit the pages of about 524 creators from 33 countries. You can select the participants by activities, materials/specialties, country, and region. You can also use their internal search.
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A. Peter Bailey talks about Malcolm X on May 21. "It's Different In Chicago" is at the Apollo Theater, May 26. Baltimore's African Liberation Day is May 29 in Lafayette Square Park, the same day "Marys Seacole" closes at Mosaic Theater. James Van Der Zee’s Photographs: A Portrait of Harlem closes at the National Gallery Of Art May 30. Under Young Adults, see International Summer Camps in The Gambia.
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Readers' Trends

I am again most humbled that our readers selected a second story on my mom's passing, "From Cotton to Steel: A Life Well Lived," as the most popular as measured by the openings. Another aspect of life, abortion, is an issue that has taken ahold of the United States and many of our readers loved the eleven-word question posed on our Facebook page. How would you respond to the question?
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