Keep On, Keepin’ On, President Obama!

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A Historic Week Indeed!

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​President Obama greets participants in the Eisenhower Executive 
Office Building prior to a Champions of Change event, April 16, 2015
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Good Luck Reversing Obama’s Cuba Policies by James Bruno for Politico.com Article

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba’s President Raul Castroas they
hold a bilateral meeting, April 11,2015.​

Keep On, Keepin’ On, President Obama!

Camille
Camille Mitchell
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Detroit, Superstar Tracy Reese Fashion Designer To Keynote Black Org Celebration – April 23rd

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Hello Everyone:
Wonderful news about fashion designer Tracy Reese as the  keynote speaker for Jackets for Jobs,Inc.’s brunch on Thursday, April 23rd.  See details below.  Visit:  TracyReese.com
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Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) — Mark your calendars fashionistas! The internationally heralded Tracy Reese, fashion designer to dignitaries and celebrities, will deliver the keynote address at Jackets for Jobs Inc’s brunch, “Celebrating 15 Years”, at Midtown’s historic Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Thursday, April 23, at 10am.

A Cass Tech and Parsons The New School for Design graduate, Reese has created stunning designs worn by First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker and Taylor Swift. Her daring designs are featured in leading stores and boutiques in the U.S. and abroad. Committed to bringing out the beauty in women of all shapes, sizes and colors, Reese’s creations are inspired by nature, art, dance, travel and global cultures. Inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America, she serves on its Board of Directors. She champions many charities and social issues.

“We are thrilled to have Tracy Reese, a Detroit entrepreneurial success story, as our keynote speaker,” says Alison Vaughn, founder/CEO of Jackets for Jobs. “Her career path perfectly reflects our mission and theme, ‘Educating, Empowering, and Enriching Lives.'” Under Vaughn’s leadership, Jackets for Jobs, Inc. has assisted more than 15,000 individuals with professional clothing, career skills and employment interview etiquette.

American Idol finalist from season 2014, Malaya also a Detroit hometown hero will perform and sing one of her songs from her debut singles “Worth It All” and “Drown”.

Tickets for “Celebrating 15 Years” are $35 per person and can be purchased at: www.jacketsforjobs.org by April 17, 2015. Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling (313) 579-9160 or visiting the website at www.jacketsforjobs.org. The first 100 attendees will receive a free TJ Maxx gift card.


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Here are a few of my favorite Tracy Reese frocks that First Lady Michelle Obama has worn.
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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, alongside former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter, attended the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration as part of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington August 28, 2013

For the occasion, Mrs. Obama wore a gorgeous Scarlet and Black Embellished Flared Frock by Tracy Reese.  Visit:  TracyReese.com

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First Lady Michelle Obama gave a heart felt grand slam speech at the 2012 DNC.  The First Lady’s Custom Silk Jacquard Print Dusty Rose and Blue dress was designed by Tracy Reese.

​The annual Easter Egg Roll April 25, 2011.  First Lady Michelle Obama wore a fabulous Grey and Yellow Sunflower dress designed by Tracy Reese to oversee the annual Easter Egg Roll festivities.
In the hunt are children, the Easter Bunny and Malia Obama.

First Lady Michelle Obama arrived at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City for her three-day visit to Mexico in April 2010.  Stepping off the plane, wearing a fabulous Indigo Floral Jersey Frock byTracy Reese.    Visit: TracyReese.com

Bonjour!

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Camille

Camille Mitchell
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Breaking News: Hillary Clinton’s Announcement — Watch Now

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Hello Everyone:
Well, here we are. After years of anticipation, rumors, hand wringing, and prognosticationHillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. senator from New York and 67th Secretary of State, has made her move—officially announcing her candidacy for the White House. It has begun.

Unfortunately, we can be sure this means that the Republican machine hellbent on the Clintons’ destruction is gearing up for another run as well.

Fifteen years after its original publication, The Hunting of the President, co-authored by National Memo editor-in-chief Joe Conason, is still relevant.

Watch her announcement video below:

Hillary Clinton speaking at an Emily’s List event_March 3, 2015​
Bonjour!
Camille

Camille Mitchell
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Your Teavana(R) Oprah Chai Tea Gives Youth A Chance – Experience Oprah creating her Chai blend

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Hello Everyone:
One year ago, Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey, CEO OWN Network announced a collaboration with Teavana® and introduced Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea with 100% of the proceeds going to The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation supporting educational schools and mentorship programs.    
In the video below you’ll experience this exciting collaboration announcement along with seeing Oprah create her Chai Tea blend with the Teavana® and Starbucks team last year.  
For information on buy one and get one free Teavana® Oprah Chai at Starbucks see the details in my NCM Blog post at the end of this post.  You can also shop on-line to purchase Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea and Oprah Chai Tea Gift Sets,
Howard Schultz & Oprah Winfrey toast their launch announcement
of Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea at Starbucks Annual Meeting_April 2014​
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Starbucks Announces $5 Million Raised for Youth Education and Mentorship through Teavana(R) Oprah Chai

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Seattle , April 6, 2015 — Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced that through its partnership with Oprah Winfrey, global media leader and philanthropist, sales of Teavana® Oprah Chai have raised more than $5 million for youth organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

To celebrate this significant milestone and to express thanks, Starbucks is inviting customers to come into participating U.S. and Canada Starbucks storesThursday, April 9 through Saturday, April 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time.For every purchase of a Teavana® Oprah Cinnamon Chai Latte, customers will receive a free Teavana® Oprah Cinnamon Chai Latte to share. Starbucks will donate twenty-five cents for both beverages to support youth education. 100 percent of all proceeds made to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation from Teavana® Oprah Chai goes to the Foundation, which in turn provides further funding to Girls Inc., National CARES Mentoring Movement, Pathways to College and U.S. Dream Academy.  

To read the entire news article complete with a synopsis of each educational organization that is supported via Teavana® Oprah Chai proceeds; click on the link below.

In the Behind the Scenes video below Oprah asks several of the girls what Girls Inc. means to them.
​Oprah Winfrey and Girls Inc. behind the scenes prior
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Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing over 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming.  

At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEM. Informed by the experiences of girls and their families, Girls Inc. works with policymakers to advocate on key legislation and initiatives. With Girls Inc. in her corner, every girl can be healthy, educated, and independent.

Teavana®  Oprah Chai Cinnamon Latte​​

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Starbucks is inviting customers to come into participating U.S. and Canada Starbucks stores Thursday, April 9 through Saturday, April 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time. For every purchase of a Teavana® Oprah Cinnamon Chai Latte,customers will receive a free Teavana® Oprah Cinnamon Chai Latte to share.

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Camille

The Maya Angelou Forever Stamp unveiled and the dedication ceremony

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WASHINGTON — At a ceremony attended by some of the nation’s most powerful African American women and men, the U.S. Postal Service honored the phenomenal life of poet Maya Angelou who was raised in Stamps,Arkansas.

Hundreds of admirers — including First Lady Michelle Obama, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, Attorney General Eric Holder, singer Valerie Simpson, singer Roberta Flack and Clinton adviser Donna Brazile — crowded into the Warner Theatre in downtown Washington, D.C., for the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp dedication ceremony, which stretched for nearly two hours in what emcee Melissa Harris-Perry likened to a church service.

“They say Easter was Sunday, but we’re still having church here,” Harris-Perry said after Alyson Williams led the crowd in singing, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew Young, poet Sonia Sanchez, author Sophia A. Nelson, poet Nikki Giovanni and professor Eleanor Traylor delivered impassioned tributes to Angelou — the author, the poet, the activist and friend.

“Her words carry the spirit of creation,” Sanchez said.

Winfrey said that Angelou had lived a “big, bold and bodacious life.”  

To read the entire article; click on:  Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Dedicated – Article 

Postmaster General Megan Brennan standing between First Lady Michelle Obama

Oprah Winfrey  during a dedication ceremony for The Maya Angelou Forever Stamp 

Warner Theatre Washington, D.C.​, April 7, 2015

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Dr. Maya Angelou. mentor and friend of 
Oprah Winfrey for more than 40 years_2013
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​Maya Angelou reading in her dressing room before a 
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“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”  ~Maya Angelou

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Camille

Camille Mitchell

First Lady Michelle Obama’s historic trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Chúc mừng!
Vietnamese
Salutations !
French

(Greetings!)

First lady Michelle Obama made an historic trip to Cambodia last month by becoming the first sitting first lady to visit that Southeast Asian nation during a five-day trip to Asi to promote her new Let Girls Learn global education initiative, White House officials said Monday. (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Hillary Clinton both visited after their husbands were president.)

The video link directly below captures the final country in the first lady’s trip promoting educating girls around the world and a tour of one of the wonders of the world Angkor-Wat.

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First Lady Michelle Obama arrives in Siem Reap & is
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William Todd, ambassador (standing behind Bun Rany) 

Hang Chuon Naron, education minister

shakes with the first lady_March 20, 2015

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Students welcome First Lady Michelle Obama 
and First Lady Bun Rany as they arrive at 
Hun Sen Prasat Bakorng High School
Siem Reap, Cambodia_March 21, 2015
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First Lady Michelle Obama thanks students for
sharing their inspirational stories at a Let Girls Learn
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“When girls get educated — when they learn to read and write and think — that gives them the tools to speak up and to talk about injustice, and to demand equal treatment. It helps them participate in the political life of their country and hold their leaders accountable, call for change when their needs and aspirations aren’t being met.” 
~ First Lady Michelle Obama in Cambodia
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First Lady Michelle Obama greets Peace Corps 
volunteers_March 21, 2015

Devatas are characteristic of the 

Angkor Wat style.​

Mony Pech guides the First Lady on a tour of 

Angkor Wat in Angkor, Siem Reap Province,
Cambodia_March 21, 2015
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When people say ‘Angkor Wat’ they often are referring to a gigantic complex of many temple structures, i.e. the Temples of Angkor, with Angkor Wat being the largest and best-preserved temple of the entire site. Cambodia’s ancient Khmerempire built hundreds of temples between AD 802 and 1432, and at its peak the city is estimated to have had a population of one million people at a time when London only had about 50,000. 
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So if you think about it in a historical context, at least in its first few centuries of existence, Angkor society was thriving with growth in population and cultural sophistication at a time when Europe was experiencing the Dark Ages
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From a religious perspective, the temples of Angkor were originally Hindu. The five towers of Angkor Wat represented the five peaks of Mount Meru, the home of Vishnu, the supreme god in Hinduism. However, the greatest of Angkorian kings, Jayavarman VII, converted the state to Mahayana Buddhism after defeating the Cham invaders in 1181. 
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Because of this the Hindu temples of Angkor were altered to display images of the Buddha. There was a Hindu revival after Jayavarman’s death which saw the destruction of Buddhist images, but then in the 14th century Theravada Buddhism took over and has been the dominant religion of the region ever since.
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Angkor Wat itself is the world’s largest religious building. Within the outer wall there are more than 200 acres of land, the outside of which is surrounded by a 600+ foot wide moat in the shape of a giant rectangle that is almost a mile long on its longest sides. Hence, the modern day translation of the name Angkor Wat, “City Temple”, is certainly appropriate. 
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And as large as it is, it is just as visually stunning with its three stories or galleries, each one climbing higher towards the sky. These three tiers are then crowned by five lotus-like towers, the highest one in the middle reaching 213 feet above the ground. Quite frankly I don’t know how anyone could not be impressed with this ancient marvel.
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Michelle Obama waves goodbye boarding
Air Force Two traveling back home 
March 22, 2015
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Chia tay!
Vietnamese
Adieu !
French
(Farewell!)
Camille Mitchell
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