Archive for January 19th, 2015

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Jan
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A Tweet Or Two: MLK Day

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19
Jan
15

Early Owl Chat – MLK Day

A few songs to recall and reinvigorate the struggle.

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Shirley Verrett – Oh Freedom

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Mavis Staples – We Shall Not Be Moved

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19
Jan
15

The First Family’s Day

The President and First Lady at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington today, marking the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (Photo by Pete Souza)

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(Pete Souza)

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(Photo by Doug Mills)

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(Photo by Doug Mills)

19
Jan
15

Chat Away

19
Jan
15

Rise and Shine

@petesouza: Instagram of President Obama working with Cody Keenan on his State of the Union speech in the residence of the WH

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Today

1:30 EST: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a community service project in Washington, D.C.

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Meet the First Lady’s Guests at This Year’s State of the Union:


Malik Bryant

Malik Bryant

13-year-old Malik Bryant from Chicago wrote Santa a very different request than you’d typically see from a kid. “All I ask for is for safety,” he wrote. “I just wanna be safe.”

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Chelsey Davis

Chelsey Davis

After re-entering her collegiate career, Chelsey Davis is about to graduate from Pellissippi State Community College with a bachelor’s degree in nutritional science.

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LAPD Captain Phillip C. Tingirides

LAPD Captain Phillip C. Tingirides

Thanks to Captain Tingirides’ work, the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles has seen a 50 percent reduction in violent crime.

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Prophet Walker

Prophet Walker

Prophet was serving a six-year sentence when he made a choice to turn his life around.

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See the full list of guests here

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On This Day

President Obama visits sixth grade students at the Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia, January 19, 2010

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President Obama and President Hu Jintao of China greet guests on the South Lawn of the White House, Jan. 19, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First daughter Sasha Obama went on a field trip – to her own home. The nine-year-old attended the arrival ceremony at the White House that began Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome President Hu Jintao at the North Portico of the White House for the State Dinner, Jan. 19, 2011 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Obama, President Hu Jintao, and First Lady Michelle Obama descend the Grand Staircase of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watch as President Hu Jintao greets daughters Sasha and Malia before the start of the State Dinner reception (Photo by Pete Souza)

Dee Dee Bridgewater performs during the State Dinner reception in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 19, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama speaks about tourism and travel, Jan. 19, 2012, along Main Street USA at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama volunteer at Burrville Elementary School during the 2013 National Day of Service in Washington, January 19

Vice President Biden helps package care kits for troops for the National Day of Service, Washington, January 19, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden participate in an interview prior to the Kids Inaugural Concert at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 (Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia at the Kids’ Inaugural concert in Washington on January 19, 2013

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MoooOOOooorning!

19
Jan
15

Early Bird Chat

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

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Have a perfect Martin Luther King Jr Day, everyone.




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