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It’s no secret that First Lady Michelle Obama is extremely passionate about higher education, and this month she explains more to ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush.
A major ingredient in the recipe for success has to do with nurturing resilience in our children, Michelle explained.
“I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn’t shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at which you are really growing. It’s not just about grades or test scores. Today our kids may shy away from applying to college if they think they don’t have the right grade or test score. But the truth is that the kids who succeed and go on to be successful professionals are the ones who know how to work hard,” says Mrs. Obama.
However in order to even get that far, the First Lady explains that children have to see education…
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Chicago rapper Common is hard at work promoting his upcoming album “Nobody’s Smiling.” The second track to be lifted from it is the Biggie-sampling “Speak My Piece.” The song finds Common just trying to knock some sense into the wild youth of the Windy City.
While the song does talk about the drama going on in Chicago, the song isn’t solely focused on the negativity plaguing the city. Common calls his daughter Omoye his pride and joy, while making sure we all know he and Kanye West have been friends longer than we think. Ultimately, he conveys the fact that he will rep Chicago until the death of him.
Take a listen to the song below. Will you be picking up a copy of Common’s “Nobody’s Smiling” when it drops July 22nd?
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Autumn de Forest is an artist, model, speaker and philanthropist. Her works sell for tens of thousands of dollars and at the age of 12, her paintings are exhibited alongside both contemporary and modern masters. We focus on all the things that make this child prodigy so special, and we meet her mentor, the CEO & Founder of Park West Galleries, and a prominent philanthropist in his own right. Click on the above picture to watch the interview.
From playing King Henry VIII, a soccer coach, an ambitious businessman on the rise, a glam rock god in the 1970s, a musician, Elvis, and the Prince of Darkness (Dracula, not Ozzy Osborne), Jonathan Rhys Meyers proves that he is more than a pretty face . . . but what a beautiful face that is!