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Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim woman to preside over House floor

Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib notched another historic first on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first Muslim woman to preside over the House floor…CNN

Her turn on Wednesday leading the proceedings of the House of Representatives came months after she, along with Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, became the first Muslim women to join the US Congress.

RASHIDA TLAIB BECOMES FIRST MUSLIM WOMAN ELECTED TO CONGRESS

rashida congressTlaib rose to victory in a tight and crowded race, claiming 33.2 percent of the vote and beating Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, who garnered 29.2 percent of the vote, according to the New York Times. 

Tlaib will replace John Conyers Jr., who had represented the district since 1965 until his retirement last year following allegations of sexual harassment.

Since there are no Republican candidates contesting the seat, Tlaib is expected to enter Congress unopposed after a special election to take place on November 6, 2018, when she will be formally named as Conyer’s successor…..more: www.newsweek.

First Palestinian museum in US opens April 22

Located in a 4,000 square foot gallery outside of New Haven, Connecticut, the new Palestine Museum US may seem like a modest venture. But Faisal Saleh’s labor of love is in fact a groundbreaking project in Palestinian cultural preservation in the diaspora.
As the first Palestinian-focused art museum in the United States, it is entirely managed by Palestinians, and will showcase works by artists from Palestine and the diaspora….more:palestineinamerica

First modern Britons Had ‘dark to black’ skin!

A forensic reconstruction of Cheddar Man’s head, based on the new DNA evidence and his fossilised skeleton.the first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed.

The fossil, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has….more: theguardian