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On Monday, former President Barack Obama gave his first public address since leaving office, in Chicago. With youth leaders, Obama moderated a panel on civic engagement and addressed issues of this political climate.

Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna humored a viral film idea posted on Twitter. While the project may never come to fruition, the tweets from the stars are well worth the read. —Diamond Sharp

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New Orleans is dismantling its Confederate monuments, starting with the Battle of Liberty Place statue. —Ogechi Egonu ♦