Wale to join the First Lady in push for better education

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Michelle Obama has relentlessly made the country aware of her commitment making quality education ubiquitous, and on Thursday, D.C. native Wale will join her in those valiant efforts.

According to an official White House press release, FLOTUS will join Wale and several scholars on a panel at a White House summit, where they will address over 100 students that “have overcome substantial obstacles to persist through high school and make it to college.”


Wale had this to say about the huge opportunity:

I’m beyond honored & grateful to be involved in the First Lady’s “Reach Higher” initiative & to have the opportunity to sit down with her, as well as perform for the kids of D.C. I believe that the youth are the first step in creating a better country, so to be involved in a program that aims to enrich their lives is truly the greatest reward,” says Wale. “Having grown up in Washington, D.C., being invited to the White House by the First Lady is a dream come true. Thank you to Mrs. Obama & her entire staff for this opportunity.

On Thursday afternoon, following the panel discussion, Wale will perform, which will undoubtedly be a huge moment for him.

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  • *America’s Finest Role Models*

    *President Barack Obama Invites Rapper “Wale” To The White House* – July 2015

    *First Lady Michelle Obama Teams Up With Rapper “Wale” For a White House Event – July 2015*

    How can I not admire and respect Mr. and Mrs. Obama when they rub elbows and take snapshots with a popular American rap artist who characterizes the maternal half of our population as *itches?

    I especially like this Wale rap performance titled “Girls on Drugs.” Though after reading his lyrics I am confused why he did not title this rap, “*itches on Drugs?”


    I’ll tell ya, these lyrics remind me of the songs written and composed by my Motown music friends from the 60s.

    Olubowale “Wale” Victor Akintimehin’s love and respect for women, our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters and aunts, is genuinely heartwarming, bringing tears to my eyes.

    During his time as *President of the United States of America*, what has Mr. Obama and his wife done to end the *National Epidemic of Child Abuse & Neglect* that for decades has emotionally harmed and deprived countless American children of African descent from experiencing a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood?