As news of her SXSW appearance heats up the internet, the First Lady hit up Lena and Jenni Konner’s Lenny Letter with a message coinciding with her Let Girls Learn initiative.
From Entertainment Weekly:
Noting how the conversation about girls’ global education often gets into the “political weeds,” Obama wrote the hardships many young women face in going to school are real, but the discussion sometimes misses the “fundamental point that this issue isn’t just about access to resources like scholarships, transportation, and school bathrooms. It’s also very much about attitudes and beliefs: the belief that girls should be valued for their bodies, not their minds; the belief that girls simply aren’t worthy of an education, and their best chance in life is to be married off when they’re barely even teenagers and start having children of their own.”
Obama wrote that the issue is “personal” for her, “because as I’ve traveled the world as First Lady, I have met these girls, and they are so smart and hardworking, and so hungry for an education. I’ve met girls who make long, dangerous journeys each day to school and then come home and study for hours each night. I’ve met girls studying at rickety desks in bare concrete classrooms who are raising their hands so hard they’re almost falling out of their chairs.”
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If you’re a fan of Deadpool, this one’s for you.
The bizarre character can be seen in a new teaser for Marvel’s “Civil War II” event, and according to the synopsis floating around: “A mysterious new Marvel character comes to the attention of the world, one who has the power to calculate the outcome of future events with a high degree of accuracy. This predictive power divides the Marvel heroes on how best to capitalize on this aggregated information, with Captain Marvel leading the charge to profile future crimes and attacks before they occur, and Iron Man adopting the position that the punishment cannot come before the crime.”
Check out the teaser photo here.
Following his short-lived Twitter beef with Kanye West, Deadmau5 has been given his own Apple Music Beats 1 show. It’ll be called Mau5trap Presents and debuts this Friday at 6 p.m. EST, Stereogum reports.
Tyrese Gibson joins Coca-Cola for its 2016 Pay It Forward program. Up to 25 students will be given the chance to win $5,000 and a trip to the second Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy.
Via a press release:
As for Tyrese’s involvement, the cause is near and dear to him.
“I have long recognized the importance of helping young people reach out to grab their dreams,” said Gibson. “Returning to Coca-Cola, the place where I got my start, brings my story full circle and offers me another opportunity to help inspire, motivate and give back to our youth. I’ve learned it’s not lonely at the top if you help someone else get there.”
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Shark Tank judge and businessman Daymond John is teaming up with Miller Lite to offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to win up to $200,000 in cash prizes for their businesses, and you’ve got until April 8th to enter the competition.
Here’s what you need to know:
The competition has been a game changer in so many ways for all of its previous winners. This year, one of your readers may have what it takes to claim the top prize. In addition to the grand prize, six semi-finalists will win $20,000 each, and present before some of today’s brightest business moguls.
Entries are now be accepted through April 8, 2016 at www.MLTapTheFuture.com. The news release below contains additional details. Let me know if this news is a fit for a potential story or round-up. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon.
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