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At 32, Lauren A. Underwood became the youngest black woman to be sworn in at Congress!

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What an incredible accomplishment – congratulations, Lauren!

2

Michael B. Jordan has been announced as the world's first male coach face.

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I'm looking forward to buying the entire Spring Coach catalog – congratulations on this achievement, Michael!

3

President Barack Obama debuted on the Billboard charts this week!

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He participated in a remix of "One Last Time", a song from the musical Hamilton. A man with many talents! I can not wait to listen to this song!

4

Beyonce and Jay-Z helped the Louvre achieve a record number of museum visits this year.

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Bey and Jay really did it with the clip "APESHIT". I love when modern and classic art meet!

5

The seven-year-old Nicholas Buamah's book has been added to the Library of Congress catalog.

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What an amazing achievement for ANY author, not to mention a seven year old. Congratulations, Nicolas! Happy to read it!

6

Harris County, Texas sworn in 17 female black judges this week!

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Keep fighting the good fight, ladies!

7.

Season 2 of Grown-ish was premiered this week on Freeform.

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Happy to see what awaits us this season!

8

Childish Gambino has been announced as one of Coachella's flagship artists this year!

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What an honor, break a leg, Donald!

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And finally, congratulations to Cynthia Erivo, Lakeith Stanfield and Letitia Wright for their BAFTA Rising Star Award nominations.

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Whatever it is, no matter who wins, you are ALL the stars of my book. Hip Hip Hooray!

What a beautiful way to ring for the new year! Come back next week for more excellence!

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