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Rachel Lindsay wows as the first black Bachelorette; Twitter story about Mr. Rogers goes viral

Rachel Lindsay wows as the first black Bachelorette. 

“Sometimes, progress is an incredibly beautiful, talented, and charming black woman voluntarily tolerating the attention of 31 unworthy men on [TV].”

Roxane gay, writing for marieclaire.com about the premiere of  “The Bachelorette” starring Rachel Lindsay, the first black Bachelorette. Gay argues that although it may seem trivial, Rachel’s turn as the Bachelorette is a victory for representation. Finally, America can watch a black woman be wooed “by a bevy of blandly attractive, muscular men with hairless bodies, vague job titles, fake tans, and eerily similar haircuts,” Gay writes.

A Lupita and Rihanna movie is really happening.

@ezekielfiguero, tweeting about the news that Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna will star in a Netflix movie written by Issa Rae and directed by Ava DuVernay. The idea for the movie came from a photo of Nyong’o and Rihanna on Tumblr, and it then went viral on Twitter.

Heartwarming story about Mr. Rogers goes viral.

“This is what set Mr. Rogers apart. No one else would’ve done this. He goes, ‘Do you want to tell me what was upsetting you?’ “

@Breznican, writer Anthony Breznican, sharing a story on Twitter about Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” that went viral. Breznican wrote about how he ran into Rogers in an elevator in college at a time when he felt lost in his life. Although Breznican was a stranger, Rogers offered to listen to him. Here’s the start of the thread: 

Trump’s handshake move doesn’t seem like it goes as planned.

@bradymoore1995, reacting to the handshake between President Trump and the president of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon. In the handshake, Trump tried to do his move where he yanks the person’s arm back, but Rahmon was ready, and yanked Trump’s arm back just the same. The result was a lengthy tug-of-war between arms.

Honor student suspended from school over shirt. 

“Why would serious educators try to destroy the future of an accomplished student over a shirt. This is a travesty.”

Gail Turner, commenting on Facebook about the story of Summer, a Harrisburg, N.C., teen with a 4.4 GPA whose principal suspended her and banned from senior activities for wearing the green shirt in the above photo, which the principal said didn’t comply with the school’s dress code.

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