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In bright colors, at life-size scale, artist Bisa Butler portrays everyday people — on quilts

Bisa Butler, “Southside Sunday Morning,” 2018. | © Bisa Butler/Photo by Margaret FoxEach of Butler’s quilts feature life-size figures and incorporate hundreds, sometimes even thousands of bits of fabric, much of it from Africa. Her work is now featured in an exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. Erica Warren, associate curator of textiles at the Art Institute of Chicago, was making a routine visit to Expo Chicago in 2018, when she and another staff member made a happy discovery — a virtually unknown quilt artist named Bisa Butler. “The colors, the dynamism, the figures themselves, the scale — there is so much that draws you in,” Warren said of Butler’s creations. “You see the work from far away, and you immediately need to get close and see what is happening. And when you do get close,

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They’re finally making electric school buses and some are on their way to Utah

School buses are parked outside of the Salt Lake City School District’s Pupil Transportation building in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret NewsSome yellow buses in Salt Lake will soon be a little more green SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City School District has received a second grant for the purchase of electric school buses, which means the school district will eventually be able to retire eight diesel-fueled buses. The first buses are expected to arrive mid-March, said Ken Martinez, the school district’s transportation fleet manager. “It’s such new technology for the school bus industry. We’re gonna be the first to have one, even in Utah,” Martinez said. The school district has received two state grants from the Utah Department of Environmental Quali

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Memes & Tweets About The Royals Trying To Strip Archie’s Title & Concerns Over His Skin Color

Every moment of Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey contained major revelations about her life as a senior working member of the royal family. But one of the most chilling reveals arrived when Meghan spoke about how race impacted the treatment of baby Archie prior to his birth. The Duchess opened up about conversations that occurred during her first pregnancy between herself and members of the royal family about her unborn son. These included negotiations regarding his official title, security detail (or lack thereof), and even the potential color of his skin, Meghan revealed. More to come... ...read more Source:: Bustle...

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Meghan says Harry was told there were ‘concerns how dark’ Archie would be

She made the claims in her interview with Oprah WinfreyMeghan Markle has claimed that when she was pregnant with son Archie, there were ‘concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born’ within the family. She said: ‘In those months when I was pregnant, we had in tandem the conversations of him not being given security or a title, and also concerns about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.’ In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the chatshow host asked her: ‘Who is having that conversation with you?’ Meghan would not say who raised this, saying ‘I think that would be damaging to them’. She added that the concerns were relayed to her by Harry, who had been told people were worried about ‘what that would mean or look like’. Meghan added: ‘That w...

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Obama’s 2015 Selma speech excerpts to be chisled on Obama Center facade

A rendering of the top of the Obama Center museum tower, with words from ex-President Barack Obama’s 2015 Selma speech. | Provided by the Obama FoundationSaid Obama on the 50th anniversary of the Selma march, “The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.”’ WASHINGTON — The words to be chiseled on two sides of the museum tower in the Obama Presidential Center will be from the speech ex-President Barack Obama delivered in Selma to mark the 50th anniversary of civil rights marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the foundation announced Sunday. Obama, the nation’s first Black president, delivered the remarks on March 7, 2015. The foundation chose to unveil a significant and defining architectural detail at the top of the high-rise structure, on the 56th anniversary of

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Meghan Markle Revealed She Married Prince Harry Days Before The Royal Wedding

On the morning of May 19, 2018, more than 29 million people watched Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. But, according to the Duchess, Meghan and Harry secretly married three days before that ceremony. She casually dropped this revelation during her recent interview with Oprah Winfrey. More to come... ...read more Source:: Bustle...

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Warriors’ Steph Curry wins 3-point contest, dedicates it to Klay Thompson

It came down to one shot, but Warriors guard Stephen Curry won NBA All-Star weekend’s 3-point contest Sunday night at State Farm Arena. Curry made the final “money-ball” shot from the corner to beat Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley and win the 3-point contest for the second time in his career. Curry, who last won the event in 2015, became the seventh player ever to win the event multiple times. In the second and final round, Curry made 4-of-10 from the corner, 8-of-10 from the wing, 3-of-5 from the top of the key and both 30-footers to win the 3-point contest. He scored an event-high of 31 in the first round. Also participating in the event was Chicago’s Zach LaVine, Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and Boston’s Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Conley, who was the runner-up, had an impressive showing, an...

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Cuomo said lawmakers will have to impeach him if they want him out of office after top Democrats call for his resignation

Summary List PlacementAs calls grow for his resignation, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a top state lawmaker that they would have to impeach him if they want him out of office, the Associated Press reported. The Democrat is serving his third term as New York's governor but has faced mounting criticism in recent weeks over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and allegations of sexual harassment. Multiple women have come forward with accusations, while many other staffers told The Washington Post Cuomo fostered a "hostile" and "toxic" workplace culture. New York's Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said on Sunday that Cuomo must resign, while Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie also said he had concerns over Cuomo's "ability to continue to lead." Stewart-Cousins was the first ...

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Celebrities Tweet In Support Of Meghan Markle During Her Oprah Winfrey Interview

Ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan's highly anticipated interview with Oprah March 7, celebrities voiced their support for the duchess in her big moment. Chrissy Teigen echoed her own struggle with media scrutiny and pregnancy loss, writing via Twitter that "this meghan markle sh*t is hitting too close to home for me. these people won’t stop until she miscarries. fucking stop it." Meena Harris was excited to tune in day-of, counting down with the rest of us: "20 mins until tea and crumpets!!!!" More to come... ...read more Source:: Bustle...

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Kyle Larson celebrates NASCAR return with 1st win since suspension

LAS VEGAS — Kyle Larson wasn’t sure he’d ever race again in NASCAR, and if he could, he didn’t know who would even hire him. It was Rick Hendrick who took the chance on a driver many believed was radioactive for sponsors. Larson’s use of a racial slur while participating in an online race last April cost him his job, his reputation and his ability to attract the corporations that fund a race team. Hendrick said he’d pay for the car himself because he was that confident that Larson, reformed after months of self-work, could be redeemed. On Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Larson raced to his first NASCAR victory since he was reinstated from a nearly yearlong suspension. He ran just the first four races last season and was hired by Hendrick Motorsports when NASCAR said the suspension woul

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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Will “Revisit” Social Media Following Platform Changes

Life without social media is working for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly quit social media once and for all when they left it behind in March 2020. An anonymous source told The Sunday Times that the couple has "no plans" to use personal accounts or leverage social media to promote their Archewell Foundation as they reportedly tired of the hate they faced. They've stuck to their decision to avoid their own social media platforms as part of their royal exit, but it seems they could come back eventually. Prince Harry and Meghan announced the end of the Sussex Royal account on Instagram in March 2020, writing that amid the pandemic, they would be "focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute." While the account and the Sussex Ro

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3 killed in crash in suburban Mount Prospect

Three people were killed in a crash March 7, 2021, in suburban Mount Prospect. | Adobe Stock PhotoA white Honda was driving south from the exit of Mt. Prospect Plaza, when a gold Ford entered the intersection and struck the Honda. Three people were killed in a crash Sunday morning in suburban Mount Prospect. About 7:45 a.m., officers responded to calls of a rollover crash with passengers trapped in the intersection of Rand Road and Mount Prospect Road, Mount Prospect police said. An investigation found that a white Honda was driving south from the exit of Mt. Prospect Plaza, when a gold Ford entered the intersection and struck the Honda, police said. The impact of the crash caused the Honda to roll over and come to rest on its roof. The driver of the Ford was extricated from the vehic...

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Pepe Le Pew Was Removed From The ‘Space Jam’ Sequel, Though Not Because Of The Recent Controversy Around Him

Warner Bros. Conservatives have been a little distracted recently. First there was the controversy around Mr. Potato Head which turned out be BS. Then they came for the Dr. Seuss foundation, so angry that they pulled six of the writer’s books from circulation over racist content that they…bought a bunch of Dr. Seuss books, therefore making them even richer. So perhaps it was understandable that they’ve missed a recent New York Times column, which called out Pepé Le Pew, saying the Looney Tunes character “added to rape culture.” And now news has broken that the skunk has been yanked from the forthcoming sequel to Space Jam. For the record, the two incidents appear to be unrelated. Deadline broke the news that Pepé was removed from the film a while back, namely when original director ...

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Utah Legislature made sweeping changes to homeless system, record investment in housing

Kseniya Kniazeva, executive director of Nomad Alliance, right, speaks to Jason Gove about obtaining a new wheelchair for him on Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Utah’s 2021 legislative session marked milestones in investments in affordable housing and sweeping changes to the homeless governance system, all meant to enact measurable improvements in two of the Beehive State’s biggest issues. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s 2021 legislative session marked milestones in investments in affordable housing and sweeping changes to the homeless governance system, all meant to enact measurable improvements in two of the Beehive State’s biggest issues. The Legislature approved $50 million in funding to affordable housing initiatives and homelessness

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