First Lady Michelle Obama: Meet Troy

"Hello, all -- Today, I met a young man named Troy. Troy comes from New Orleans, where his family lived through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He couldn't read until he was twelve, and would regularly cut school because the other students would tease him. When he did attend, he'd shove desks, start fights -- anything to get him out of class. But then Troy saw his younger siblings start down a similar path. And he decided to make a change. He connected with his fifth-grade … [Read more...]

HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

Today we are proud to announce the release of the report by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. We have had the honor of serving as co-chairs of the interagency Federal Working Group since March 2012, when President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum to address two overlapping challenges to the health and wellbeing of communities across the United States: the effects of HIV/AIDS, and the … [Read more...]

Belinda Stronach – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of Canada's most successful, youngest and philanthropic driven women. Born into industry, this woman has taken time from her busy life to travel to the developing parts of our world, experienced and witnessed the imbalance that our world is suffering and Took Action to create positive change through any and all paths that she has available to her. Establishing her own Foundation, she is now on the road to developing global … [Read more...]

Mardi Gras 2012 falls on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras 2012 falls on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Mardi Gras 2012 Parade !   Mardi Gras, "Fat Tuesday", is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.   Mardi Gras History and Traditions Mardi Gras is music, parades, picnics, floats, excitement ... and one big holiday in New Orleans! Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold; and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats. They sit … [Read more...]

Let’s Move ! ~ What’s the First Lady Reading?

November 7, 2011 THIS WEEK The First Lady was in New Orleans, where she visited the Royal Castle Child Development Center and led the toddlers and parents in activities and reading. The Royal Castle Child Development Center participates in Let’s Move! Child Care, which is designed to get child care centers and homes to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Mrs. Obama and the kids started off with a round of stretching, jumping, and marching in place, … [Read more...]

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