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May 21, 2024

Ed Dwight, America’s First Black Astronaut Candidate, Finally Makes It to Space at Age 90

In 1961, an Air Force pilot named Ed Dwight was chosen to be the first Black astronaut. Having graduated in the top half of his class, he even had the support of president John F. Kennedy, who aimed to diversify the country’s space program. Unfortunately, Dwight was passed over—a choice many attribute to racism and the politics of the time. Now, over 60 years later, Dwight's dream has come true.

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May 20, 2024

Slumbering Woman’s Dreams Come to Life in Iris Scott’s Enchanting Finger Painting

Innovative finger painter Iris Scott has released an evocative new artwork in her signature style. Goddess of Dreams depicts a woman resting on a tree in a forest illuminated by fireflies. She wears a dress embroidered with cranes, and if we look closely, we can see one of the birds breaking free from the fabric and floating into the air.

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