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Harlem Dedicates Day to Lupita Nyong’o

Congratulations are in order for Lupita Nyong’o, because Harlem has just honored the actress with her own day.

The surprise news was announced at a Mist Harlem event, where she participated in a discussion about redefining cultural norms and a slew of other topics.

There, Congressman Charles Rangel and Voza River, Chairman of the Harlem Arts Alliance, declared Oct. 20 officially Lupita Nyong’o Day in Harlem.

The Star Wars  star was floored and shared the moment on Instagram. She wrote, “My heart is swollen with the love and welcome I just received from the Harlem Community.”

Way to go, Lupita!