Just as Barack and Michelle Obama became the first African American couple to be featured on the walls of the Presidential Gallery, so did Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald become the first black artists to create official presidential portraits for the Smithsonian Institution.
Westbrook, Melo can't elevate Thunder previous Cavs
Against the C's, the Cavs forced turnovers in key times throughout the game, and that led to (mostly successful) breakaway dunks. Even though LeBron is still the most ball-dominant player on the Cavaliers, the ball movement will be better from now on.
"I tried to negotiate less gray hair and Kehinde's artistic integrity would not allow him to do what I asked", Barack quipped, according to CNN.
"Earlier today my web staff posted content that was not reviewed by me before publication. Struck out on that as well". The chrysanthemums in the portrait represent the official flower of the Obamas' hometown of Chicago; Jasmine for Obama's birth state of Hawaii; and African Blue Lilies in honor his late Kenyan father.
At Monday's ceremony, Barack Obama thanked Sherald for painting his wife "so spectacularly" and capturing the "grace, beauty, intelligence, charm, and hotness of the woman that I love".
Suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist arrested
Delhi Police claimed at least 165 people were killed and 535 injured in blasts in which Junaid was suspected to be involved. During the Batla House shootout, Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed and awarded the Ashok Chakra in 2009.
Ms. Michelle Obama said she hoped the portrait would have an impact on young girls of colour in the years ahead.
"And I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives", she continued, "because I was one of those girls". The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors to the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg; Judith Kern and Kent Whealy; Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. Singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen were also listed as donors.
Some people couldn't help but make comparisons to other iconic portraits, with one Twitter user comparing the former president's portrait to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement portrait. The Yale University-trained painter was known for his previous work depicting African-Americans in the style of Old Masters paintings.
Flight lands in Honolulu after losing engine parts
The San Francisco resident wrote that she "heard a big bang" and the plane "started to shake violently" during the flight. The twin-engined Boeing 777 was around half an hour from its destination when the incident occurred.