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BlkBok makes new classical music inspired by Michelle Obama, George Floyd

On July 23, the Detroit pianist will perform music from his latest solo project, "Black Book," accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The name “BlkBok” might make you think of the famous classical pianist Johann Sebastian Bach, but with a melanin twist. And that’s quite literally the point.
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Barack and Michelle Obama Honor George Floyd: "Let's Recommit to the Work of Change"

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are remembering George Floyd on the two-year anniversary of his murder. On April 20, 2021, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison for charges related to Floyd's death. On May 25, the former POTUS and FLOTUS shared tributes to Floyd on their respective Instagram accounts, taking a moment to address the activism spurred from anger that arose in the aftermath of his death — and to acknowledge the recent mass shootings that are also dominating headlines on this painful anniversary.
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Michelle Obama Is Changing ‘Culture Of Democracy’

When We All Vote seeks to explore ways to shift the culture of Democracy, beginning with a hybrid in-person and virtual convening in June. The organization will bring together leaders and grassroots organizers across multiple issue areas, artists, athletes, academics and corporate partners. The inaugural “Culture of Democracy” Summit will...
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Michelle Obama Reacts To The Big U.S. Soccer News

If there's one person who was bound to be proud of the U.S. women's national soccer team winning their battle for equal pay today, it's former First Lady Michelle Obama. On Wednesday, the USWNT and USMNT approved a new collective bargaining agreement which ensures equal pay between the two national soccer teams. The new CBA includes a number of additional perks to benefit both teams as well.
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Michelle Obama Speaks Out on Reproductive Rights Amid Nationwide Rallies

Michelle Obama has spoken out in support of reproductive rights. The former First Lady shared her thoughts on the recently leaked Roe v. Wade opinion draft yesterday, as thousands of people participated nationwide abortion-rights rallies during the Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action. In addition to applauding the participants marching across the country, the philanthropist also emphasized the importance of voter action as abortion rights may fall into state lawmakers' hands in the near future.
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Michelle Obama worries overturning Roe v. Wade will strip 'womxn' of their right to health care

Former First Lady Michelle Obama raised eyebrows with her spelling of the word woman in a new Instagram post about the recent leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion. The leak, first reported by Politico, indicated that the court, in an opinion penned by Justice Samuel Alito, was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Obama became the most recent prominent leader in the Democratic Party to release a statement on the court leak and what it may mean for American women.
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Michelle Obama Shared A Next-Steps Plan If SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade

Michelle Obama spoke out on reproductive rights on Saturday in a new post on Instagram that certainly comes at a pivotal time for the pro-choice movement. On May 2 Politico published a leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the abortion rights case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, suggesting the court will fully overturn landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, which allowed a national right to access abortion. On May 14, Michelle Obama took the time to spell out a next-steps plan if SCOTUS does overturns Roe v. Wade on Instagram, urging people to vote in the primaries.
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