Archive for May 15th, 2011

15
May
11

night everyone

You can also see the full interview here

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Monday

President Obama visits families & local officials dealing with the Mississippi River flooding in Memphis

….delivers the commencement speech at Booker T Washington High School, Memphis

…back at the White House in the afternoon, hosts an event to honor NCAA Champion men’s basketball team Univ of Connecticut

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Is President Obama visiting Ireland soon, by any chance?

Oh, yes, he is….

Note: Not everyone in Ireland has a really horrific yellow perm, red nose, rotten teeth and is armed with a banjo or tin whistle. And many Irish people would rather drink pigeon wee than Guinness. 😕

Thanks Donna! 😉

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May
11

:-)

15
May
11

spelman college

Thanks ‘TeamObama’

First lady Michelle Obama receives an honorary degree from Spelman College president Beverly D. Tatum

15
May
11

the dreamer, the believer

15
May
11

‘ron paul: civil rights optional’

15
May
11

racing to the top

The Commercial Appeal: In explaining why Booker T. Washington High School won the Race To The Top challenge to earn its commencement speech Monday from President Barack Obama, the White House cited statistics of various school achievements … But anyone who watched the videos submitted by finalists could see elements in BTW’s entry that numbers cannot measure – passion, motivation and, quite clearly, an enthusiasm for Obama.

When Obama comes to Memphis, the moment will take on a meaning even larger than that usually associated with a presidential visit … The nation’s first black president will be visiting, for the first time since his 2008 election, one of the most important cities for African-American culture, achievement and history – and engaging a high school with its own historic and symbolic significance for the city.

Rev. Noel Hutchinson is the big, wryly funny pastor of First Baptist Church-Lauderdale … “As the first black president, he symbolically represents all the hopes and dreams many of us as a people have for ourselves. He embodies great success and the great symbolism of one who came up through many challenges to become the president of the United States. And now he is coming to a neighborhood in one of the poorest ZIP codes in Memphis that in recent years has been been consistently overlooked … That in and of itself will do great things to shape self esteem for generations to come. …He is coming into a community that is proud of his achievements and appreciative of his hard work,” Hutchinson said.

Full article here

Thank you Carole 😉

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May
11

today

First Lady Michelle Obama attends the commencement ceremony at George Washington University on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., May 16, 2010

Spelman College: First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address to the Spelman College Class of 2011 today at 3 pm

Live streaming here

Thank you for the info CR! 😉




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