On Wednesday, the Obamas revealed the design for the Obama Presidential Center, a “living, working center” including a library, museum, and—word on the street—a recording studio for “notable” musicians. According to NPR, the three-building campus will open some time in 2021, and will live in the Jackson Park neighborhood in South side Chicago. “The Obamas want to create a safe, warm, inviting place that brings people in, teaches them something new, and inspires them to create change in their own communities,” said Obama Foundation Chair Marty Nesbitt. The Foundation added in a release that the Center will hopefully “strengthen the economic climate of the community by bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the South Side every year, creating new jobs and opportunities on the South Side.” Meanwhile, we’re tryna guess who’ll be sliding through to record their next album. Who y’all got?
The Trump administration announced on Wednesday night that it would issue an order today “to expand religious freedom,” but this may or may not be a threat to the LGBTQ community, as previously thought. “Many had expected—on the left and right—that the order would offer protections for people and corporations with a religious objection to LGBT people,” Buzzfeed reports. But according to a White House official, “there were not plans for a separate order that addressed LGBT issues.” Text of the final order has yet to be released.
Karma came for that ass when Wimbledon organizers said “NOAP” to allowing Ilie Nastase at the Royal Box this year. According to BBC, they *really* aren’t rocking with Nasty after his foul-ass remarks regarding Serena Williams’ forthcoming child (more on that here, in case you missed it). “His actions were not very good and we condemn them,” All England Club chairman Phillip Brook said. “In terms of an invitation to the Royal Box, he is not going to receive an invitation this year.” Nasty’s response: “What does Wimbledon have to do with what I said about Serena and at the match in Romania?. . . If I did something stupid at Wimbledon then I’d understand if I were then suspended. But in this case, I don’t get it.” Important to note that he’s also under investigation for “an angry outburst” toward British player Johanna Konta that “left her in tears.” Nasty, you’re cancelled.
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