Tag Archives: Michelle Obama

Girls Released from Boko Haram Captivity Rejected by Society

Borno State, Nigeria. Girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria’s insurgent group, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), commonly known as Boko Haram, face mistrust and persecution upon their return to society – according to new findings from peacebuilding organisation International Alert with UNICEF published today. Michelle Obama, holds a sign with the #BringBackOurGirls, posted to her […]

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Iraq War Veteran (Muslim) to Be State of the Union Guest

Washington, D.C. It was a phone call Naveed Shah was not expecting. “All of a sudden, this call on Saturday: ‘Is this Naveed Shah? Would you like to be at the State of the Union in the first lady’s box?’  I said, ‘Are you sure you have the right Naveed?’ ” Shah, a Pakistani-American and […]

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Michelle Obama, Perfect Partner for Peace Corps and ‘Let Girls Learn’

London, U.K. I was so inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks about the importance of girls’ education yesterday in London. “There are 62 million young women like all of the girls here and around the country who aren’t getting an education, and their potential is just being lost. And we can’t afford that. We […]

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First Lady Celebrates 2015 Oberlin College Graduates

Oberlin, Ohio.  This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2015 at Oberlin College in Ohio. First Lady Michelle Obama is presented an honor sash during Oberlin College commencement ceremony in Oberlin, Ohio May 25, 2015. Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon. The First Lady addressed the graduating Oberlin College class because […]

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Michelle Obama: Powerful Remarks at Tuskegee U.

Tuskegee, Alabama.  This past Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2015 at Tuskegee University — a historically black university in Tuskegee, Alabama. Founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, Tuskegee is the only university in America to be designated as a National Historic Site. First Lady Michelle Obama […]

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Empowering Young Minds at the White House

Washington, D.C.  Yesterday marked the 10th year that the White House has participated in “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” This year, in order to give more kids an opportunity to grow and broaden their horizons, the White House expanded its program beyond the children of Executive Office of the President staff to […]

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In Pictures: The First Lady’s Trip to Japan and Cambodia

Tokyo, Japan.  As part of the “Let Girls Learn” initiative to open the doors of education for girls around the world, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Tokyo, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; and Siem Reap, Cambodia from March 18 to March 22, 2015. Take a look at her trip in pictures: Educating girls is the best […]

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Prince Harry: From Polo in Connecticut to Orphans in Africa

Greenwich, CT.  Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans.  Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thing: I requested one of the Global Advisers and patrons of our foundation, Sara Herbert-Galloway, to represent us.  Sara lives in Greenwich, is also […]

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Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

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