Five on Friday: February 15

February 15, 2019

Happy Friday! MAP’s Five on Friday kicks off the weekend by sharing five things we loved this week. Join in with us by sharing five things you’re loving in the comments below!

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This year’s Black History Month theme chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History focuses on Black Migrations, “[emphasizing] the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities.” In commemoration and celebration, we suggest folks in D.C. check out the current Gordon Parks exhibition, “The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950,” at the National Gallery of Art until February 18th. Parks was a multidisciplinary artist predominantly known for his documentary photojournalism primarily featuring the civil rights movement in America.

Gordon Parks, Trapped in abandoned building by a rival gang on street, Red Jackson ponders his next move, 1948, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (The Gordon Parks Collection)

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It’s finally here: a comprehensive power ranking of America’s fast food French fries. Rated based on texture and taste, food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson graces us with his “ authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct” ranking.

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We’re loving this list of the most powerful women in every single state. Check out this compilation from Insider to learn about the interesting histories behind some household names!

Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, and Ellen DeGeneres. Max Mumby/Indigo / Contributor, Charles Sykes/AP, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

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Are you ready for Mirrorworld? Already bringing experiences like Pokémon Go to the masses, augmented reality is being invested in heavily by tech giants in order to build the world’s next big technological platform.

Artist: Carl De Torres

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The MAP team headed to Madison and Milwaukee this past week to check in with the Wisconsin Future Caucus. They also met with students from the University of Wisconsin- Madison to discuss their local MAP chapter activities and aspirations. In honor of this week’s trip, we’re reading about the little homes that inspired big name writers from Wisconsin!

Rep. Sara Jacobs


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