MLK Academic Magnet School & Moorehouse College Graduation 2013

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering 2013 Commencement Ceremony
First Lady Michelle Obama – Commencement Speaker
Saturday, May 18, 2013 @ 2:00 PM ET
Historic Pearl High, Nashville, TN

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MLK Academic Magnet School Press Release

April 11, 2013 mlkmagnet.mnps.org

Re: Commencement Speaker for 2013 will be First Lady Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2013 of Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering at Historic Pearl High in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 18, at 1:00 p.m. Graduation will be held at the Howard C. Gentry Center on the campus of Tennessee State University.

Serving a cross-section of academically talented students from diverse groups across Metro Nashville Davidson County, Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet School provides a highly challenging, college preparatory curriculum to its 1,173 students in grades 7 through 12. MLK is consistently ranked among the best public schools in the nation for its academic rigor and high graduation rate. The students and staff also pride themselves on their commitment to healthy living, foremost through the installation of a community-supported fitness center, and also through the installation of healthy vending machines and a community garden.

For more: http://www.mlkmagnet.mnps.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=81637

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MLK Academic Magnet High School Commencement Ceremony

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Moorehouse College Graduation 2013
President Obama – Commencement Speaker
Sunday, May 19 @ 11:00 AM ET
Morehouse College, Century Campus, Atlanta, GA

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President Barack Obama to Deliver May Commencement Speech

By ADD SEYMOUR JR. morehouse.edu

President Barack Obama will be the speaker for Morehouse College’s 129th Commencement in May, Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. ’79 announced Saturday, Feb. 16.

A White House official told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Morehouse was chosen because it is one of the nation’s leading historically black colleges and universities and is among the best and brightest institutions of higher education in the country. The official also said that Morehouse is known for its high standard for excellence in learning and social consciousness and is home to a long list of notable alumni that spans the last three centuries.

Wilson surprised the nearly 2,000 guests at the College’s largest scholarship fundraiser, the 25th Annual “A Candle in the Dark” Gala.

“The president’s life story trumpets an ethic that we try to instill in all Morehouse Men, namely excellence without apology or compromise,” Wilson said Saturday. “It’s a good thing to have him here for that reason.”

The Gala crowd of students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College jumped out of their seats and screamed in excitement.

For more: https://www.morehouse.edu/newspublications/campusnewsitems/title,2313,en.html

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19 Responses to MLK Academic Magnet School & Moorehouse College Graduation 2013

  1. CR says:

    WH

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing’

    First Lady Michelle Obama travels to Nashville, TN

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    First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address for Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering
    Historic Pearl High, Nashville, TN

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  2. CR says:

    MLK Academic Magnet School Press Release

    April 11, 2013 mlkmagnet.mnps.org

    Re: Commencement Speaker for 2013 will be First Lady Michelle Obama

    First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2013 of Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering at Historic Pearl High in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 18, at 1:00 p.m. Graduation will be held at the Howard C. Gentry Center on the campus of Tennessee State University.

    Serving a cross-section of academically talented students from diverse
    groups across Metro Nashville Davidson County, Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Academic Magnet School provides a highly challenging, college
    preparatory curriculum to its 1,173 students in grades 7 through 12. MLK
    is consistently ranked among the best public schools in the nation for its academic rigor and high graduation rate. The students and staff also pride themselves on their commitment to healthy living, foremost through the installation of a community-supported fitness center, and also through the installation of healthy vending machines and a community garden.

    For more: http://www.mlkmagnet.mnps.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=81637

  3. CR says:

    President Barack Obama to Deliver May Commencement Speech

    By ADD SEYMOUR JR. morehouse.edu

    President Barack Obama will be the speaker for Morehouse College’s 129th Commencement in May, Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. ’79 announced Saturday, Feb. 16.

    A White House official told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Morehouse was chosen because it is one of the nation’s leading historically black colleges and universities and is among the best and brightest institutions of higher education in the country. The official also said that Morehouse is known for its high standard for excellence in learning and social consciousness and is home to a long list of notable alumni that spans the last three centuries.

    Wilson surprised the nearly 2,000 guests at the College’s largest scholarship fundraiser, the 25th Annual “A Candle in the Dark” Gala.

    “The president’s life story trumpets an ethic that we try to instill in all Morehouse Men, namely excellence without apology or compromise,” Wilson said Saturday. “It’s a good thing to have him here for that reason.”

    The Gala crowd of students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College jumped out of their seats and screamed in excitement.

    For more: https://www.morehouse.edu/newspublications/campusnewsitems/title,2313,en.html

  4. CR says:

    May 18, 2013

    Weekly Address: The President Talks About How to Build a Rising, Thriving Middle Class

    Remarks of President Barack Obama
    As Prepared for Delivery
    Weekly Address
    The White House
    May 17, 2013

    Hi, everybody. Over the past few months, I’ve laid out a series of commonsense ideas to reignite the true engine of our economic growth: a rising, thriving middle class.

    The way I see it, there are three areas where we need to focus. One: making America a magnet for good jobs. Two: making sure our workers have the education and skills they need to do those jobs. And three: making sure your hard work leads to a decent living.

    I’ve also been visiting cities across the country that are doing some interesting and creative things along these lines.

    On Friday, I stopped by a factory in Baltimore that’s creating good jobs here at home by exporting digging equipment abroad.

    I read with young kids in a pre-K program, where kids are getting a head start learning the skills they’ll need to succeed in life.

    And I stopped by a program that’s helping folks in tough circumstances – especially low-income dads – get the training and guidance they need to find work and support their families.

    That’s why I like getting out of the Washington echo chamber whenever I can – because too often, our politics aren’t focused on the same things you are. Working hard. Supporting your family and your community. Making sure your kids have every chance in life.

    More than anything, the American people make me optimistic about where we’re headed as a nation. Especially after all we’ve been through the past several years. And that should encourage us to work even harder on the issues that matter to you.

    In a little over three years, our businesses have created more than 6.5 million new jobs. And while our unemployment rate is still too high, it’s the lowest it’s been since 2008. But now we need to create even more good, middle-class jobs, and we need to do it faster.

    Corporate profits have skyrocketed to all-time highs. But now we need to get middle-class wages and incomes rising too.

    Our housing market is healing. But we still need to help a lot more families stay in their homes, or refinance to take advantage of historically low rates.

    And our deficits are shrinking at the fastest rate in decades. But now we need to budget in a smarter way that doesn’t hurt middle-class families or harm critical investments in our future.

    So in a lot of sectors, things are looking up. The American auto industry is thriving. American energy is booming. And American ingenuity in our tech sector has the potential to change the way we do almost everything.

    In the coming weeks, I’m going to visit more cities like Baltimore, and Austin, Texas – where I was two weeks ago; places where Americans are coming together to strengthen their own communities and economies – and in the process, making this country better for all of us.

    And I’m going to keep trying to work with both parties in Washington to make progress on your priorities. Because I know that if we come together around creating more jobs, educating more of our kids, and building new ladders of opportunity for everyone who’s willing to climb them – we’ll all prosper, together.

    Thanks. And have a great weekend.

  5. CR says:

    2:00 PM ET
    First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address for Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering
    Historic Pearl High, Nashville, TN

    Live Stream: https://www.playonsports.com/channels/tennessee/events/60895

    • CR says:

      May 18, 2013

      Remarks by the First Lady at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School Commencement

      Tennessee State University Howard C. Gentry Complex
      Nashville, Tennessee

      1:24 P.M. CDT

      MRS. OBAMA: Yes! (Applause.) Wow. Good afternoon, everyone! Yes. I am thrilled to be here. And go, Royals. You all are awesome. (Applause.) So proud of you. This is very touching. This is the only high school graduation I’m doing this year, and this is a special treat for me. (Applause.)

      Let me start by thanking Mustapha for that very kind introduction — and I would love to see his mom’s arms. (Laughter.) Where are they? Where is she? Oh, yes. Yes! (Laughter and applause.) I love that. And she’s showing them off, too. (Laughter.) Yes, indeed.

      I also want to thank Dr. Turner for her leadership of this magnificent school. Absolutely. (Applause.) Especially for all the steps the school has taken to serve healthy food and to make sure you all — yes, as Mustapha said — get off the couch and move. (Laughter.) We are just pleased to see the wonderful example this school is setting for schools across the country, and you should be very proud of that.

      I also want to recognize Congressman Cooper, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, President Glover from Tennessee State University. Thank you for hosting us here today. (Applause.) And all I can say about the MLK wind ensemble is, wow, you guys are really good. That was so good. Oh! (Applause.) Pose, all of you. Very good.

      And of course, I just want to thank Rafat, Lauren and Busra for their wonderful remarks, great speeches. I will remember those speeches, so forget about your class. I will remember the valedictorian and salutatorian speeches here. (Laughter.) But congratulations on all your hard work.

      And of course, I want to join in all of the thanks to the moms and the dads, and the brothers and sisters, and all the extended family members who are here with us today. You all have been there for these graduates every step of the way. And as a mom myself, I am not looking forward to this day. (Laughter.) I want to hold onto my babies as long as possible. So I know this is bittersweet, but thank you for loving these young people and encouraging them and keeping them in line. And so you all deserve, yes, another round of applause for the families. Indeed. (Applause.) Congratulations.

      And most importantly, I want to congratulate these fine young men and women right in front of us: the MLK Class of 2013. Yes. Yes, indeed. (Applause.) You all look good, too. You look very good.

      Now, it’s my understanding — and one of the reasons why I wanted to come here is that I know that this is a very special school, and this is a wonderfully accomplished class, from your incredible band program to those three state track titles the girls won — yes — (applause) — to all the volunteering you’ve done in your community to the three graduates who made the national semifinals in the Intel Science Talent Search. (Applause.) I could go on and on and on.

      You all should be very proud of the great things that you have done in your lives so far. As a class, you have earned millions of dollars in college scholarships, and this fall you will be heading to schools all across this country — UT, Vanderbilt, Columbia, Duke, Colorado, so many more.

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/18/remarks-first-lady-martin-luther-king-jr-magnet-high-school-commencement

  6. CR says:

    Merkel and Pope talk about a ‘strong’ Europe

    By FRANCES D’EMILIO | Associated Press – 1 hr 15 mins ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, mindful of the importance of Christian voters in September elections, met with Pope Francis on Saturday during a quick trip to Rome that focused on helping victims of Europe’s economic crisis and emphasizing the continent’s Christian roots.

    Merkel spoke privately for 45 minutes with the pope at the Apostolic Palace, after exchanging cordial greetings in German.

    Her Christian Democrat party depends heavily on support from Protestant and Catholic voters, and the chat and photo opportunity could be a welcome campaign boost for a leader largely identified by Europe’s economically suffering citizens as a champion of debt reduction, including painful austerity across much of the continent.

    For its part, the Vatican is eager for allies in its campaign to win over more Catholics. Francis was leading a sort of pep rally for the faith in St. Peter’s Square Saturday evening, attended by about 150,000 people.

    Most were from Europe but many came from the pope’s native South America. They sang and prayed during an hours-long gathering ahead of the pope’s appearance.

    On Thursday, Francis blasted what he called a “cult of money” in a global financial system that ends up tyrannizing, not helping, the world’s poor.

    Asked whether they had also talked about the pope’s recent criticism, Merkel said they spoke about the regulation of the financial markets.

    “The regulation of the financial markets is our central problem, our central task,” Merkel told reporters on the Vatican grounds. “We are moving ahead, but we are not yet where we want to be, where we could say that a derailment of the guard rails of social market won’t happen again.”

    Merkel added: “It ought to be like this: the economy is there to serve the people. In the last few years, this hasn’t been the case at all everywhere.”

    For more: http://news.yahoo.com/merkel-pope-talk-strong-europe-140331095.html

  7. CR says:

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    France’s Hollande signs gay marriage law

    5/18/13 Leigh Thomas – Reuters – 5 hrs ago

    PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande has signed into law a bill allowing same-sex marriage, making France the 14th country to legalize gay weddings.

    France’s official journal announced on Saturday the bill had become law after the Constitutional Council gave it the go-ahead on Friday.

    The bill, a campaign pledge by the Socialist president, has been for months hotly contested by many conservatives in France, where allowing gay marriage is one of the biggest social reforms since abolition of the death penalty in 1981.

    Opponents have staged huge and often violent demonstrations against the bill and have called yet another protest on May 26. The leader of opposition to gay marriage, a political activist and humorist who goes under the name of Frigide Barjot, has said the protest would draw millions into the streets.

    Montpellier mayor Helene Mandroux, who is due to celebrate France’s first gay marriage in the southern city on May 29, said the law marked a major social advance.

    “Love has won out over hate,” she said, while voicing concerns the first gay wedding could attract violent protests.

    France, a predominantly Catholic country, follows 13 others including Canada, Denmark, Sweden and most recently Uruguay and New Zealand in allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. In the United States, Washington D.C. and 12 states have legalized same-sex marriage.

    Unlike former president Francois Mitterrand’s abolition of the death penalty, which most French people opposed at the time, polls showed more than half the country backed gay marriage.

    Nonetheless, with Hollande’s popularity ratings at record lows a year into office, the law has proved costly for the president with critics saying it has distracted his attention from reviving the recession-hit economy.

    After lawmakers adopted the bill in late April, opponents had sought to scupper it with a last-ditch appeal to the Constitutional Council.

  8. CR says:

    Please join me in lighting a candle for our President, First Family and our Nation.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  9. CR says:

    WH

    Sunday, April 19, 2013

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    President Obama departs the White House

    8:15 AM
    President Obama departs Joint Base Andrews

    9:00 AM
    9:50 AM
    President Obama arrives in Atlanta, GA
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    President Obama delivers the commencement address for Moorehouse College
    Century Campus, Atlanta, GA

    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    President Obama delivers remarks at the DSCC event
    The Arthur M Blank Family Foundation, Atalanta, GA

    3:00 PM
    3:10 PM
    President Obama departs Atalanta, GA

    4:00 PM
    4:40 PM
    President Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews

    4:55 AM
    President Obama arrives at the White House

    5:00 PM
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  10. CR says:

    Obama to hold first fundraiser for Senate Democrats next month in Atlanta

    4/24/13 01:12 PM ET By Cameron Joseph – TheHill

    Tickets for the event are $10,000 per couple, according to an invitation obtained by The Hill.

    President Obama will hold his first fundraising event for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) this election cycle next month in Atlanta, according to an invitation for the event obtained by The Hill.

    The fundraiser will be Obama’s first for the committee this year as he ramps up his efforts to help House and Senate Democrats: He’s already held two major fundraisers for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) that brought in millions for the organization.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/295879-obama-to-hold-first-fundraiser-for-senate-dems-next-month

  11. CR says:

    Sunday talk show tip sheet

    5/17/13 3:55 PM EDT By KATIE GLUECK – POLITICO44

    “Meet the Press” on NBC
    • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
    • White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer
    • Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman, House Ways and Means Committee
    • Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), chairman, House Democratic Caucus
    • Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

    “This Week” on ABC
    • Pfeiffer
    • Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    • Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
    • Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)
    • Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)

    “Face the Nation” on CBS
    • Pfeiffer
    • Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas)
    • Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)
    • Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt

    “State of the Union” on CNN
    • Pfeiffer
    • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
    • Democratic strategist Donna Brazile
    • Republican strategist Ana Navarro

    “Fox News Sunday” on Fox
    • Pfeiffer
    • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman, House Budget Committee
    • Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
    • Former Bush adviser Karl Rove

    “Political Capital” on Bloomberg TV
    • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
    • Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman, House Intelligence Committee

    “Newsmakers” on C-SPAN
    • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), ranking member, House Budget Committee

    “Al Punto” on Univision
    • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)
    • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)
    • White House press secretary Jay Carney
    • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)
    • Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico)

  12. CR says:

    Next Up…

    11:00 AM ET
    President Obama delivers the commencement address for Moorehouse College
    Century Campus, Atlanta, GA

    WhiteHouse.gov http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

    CSPAN http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Morehou

    Morehouse College Commencement – Live Webstream

  13. CR says:

    2:00 PM ET
    President Obama attends a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Luncheon
    Atlanta, GA

    • CR says:

      May 19, 2013

      Remarks by the President at Morehouse College Commencement Ceremony

      Century Campus
      Morehouse College
      Atlanta, Georgia

      12:06 P.M. EDT

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Morehouse! (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Please be seated.

      AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you!

      THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Laughter.) That is why I am here.

      I have to say that it is one of the great honors of my life to be able to address this gathering here today. I want to thank Dr. Wilson for his outstanding leadership, and the Board of Trustees. We have Congressman Cedric Richmond and Sanford Bishop — both proud alumni of this school, as well as Congressman Hank Johnson. And one of my dear friends and a great inspiration to us all — the great John Lewis is here. (Applause.) We have your outstanding Mayor, Mr. Kasim Reed, in the house. (Applause.)

      To all the members of the Morehouse family. And most of all, congratulations to this distinguished group of Morehouse Men — the Class of 2013. (Applause.)

      I have to say that it’s a little hard to follow — not Dr. Wilson, but a skinny guy with a funny name. (Laughter.) Betsegaw Tadele — he’s going to be doing something.

      I also have to say that you all are going to get wet. (Laughter.) And I’d be out there with you if I could. (Laughter.) But Secret Service gets nervous. (Laughter.) So I’m going to have to stay here, dry. (Laughter.) But know that I’m there with you in spirit. (Laughter.)

      Some of you are graduating summa cum laude. (Applause.) Some of you are graduating magna cum laude. (Applause.) I know some of you are just graduating, “thank you, Lordy.” (Laughter and applause.) That’s appropriate because it’s a Sunday. (Laughter.)

      I see some moms and grandmas here, aunts, in their Sunday best — although they are upset about their hair getting messed up. (Laughter.) Michelle would not be sitting in the rain. (Laughter.) She has taught me about hair. (Laughter.)

      I want to congratulate all of you — the parents, the grandparents, the brothers and sisters, the family and friends who supported these young men in so many ways. This is your day, as well. Just think about it — your sons, your brothers, your nephews — they spent the last four years far from home and close to Spelman, and yet they are still here today. (Applause.) So you’ve done something right. Graduates, give a big round of applause to your family for everything that they’ve done for you. (Applause.)

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/19/remarks-president-morehouse-college-commencement-ceremony

  14. CR says:

    Please join me in lighting a candle for the President, First Family and our Nation.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

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