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The BET Awards weekend has always had the feel of a summertime cookout or a family reunion. Events such as the BET Experience, exclusive parties and networking opportunities have made the BET Awards weekend the ultimate celebration of Black culture.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BET was forced to adjust to keep the legacy of…

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Barack and Michelle Obama hosted their “Dear Class of 2020” virtual graduation ceremony via YouTube on Sunday, June 7, 2020. The Obamas invited a host of celebrities, including Alicia Keys and Beyoncé, to congratulate and uplift this year’s graduating class. The program featured a performance by Lizzo, accompanied by the New York Philharmonic. She played a…

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Michelle Obama’s Becoming book tour is to be the subject of a new documentary on Netflix. The program — which shares the same name as the former first lady’s memoir — follows Obama as she tours 34 cities across America to talk about her book, which was released in 2018. It is being released as…

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Michelle Obama and Kerry Washington are imploring the public to avoid buying up all the WIC products in the rush to stockpile groceries during these unprecedented times of social distancing and self-quarantine. WIC products (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) are designed to meet the nutritional and healthcare needs of low-income women,…

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DJ D-Nice was blown away when A-listers like Michelle Obama showed up for his outrageously successful virtual dance party Friday, March 20, to Sunday, March 22. A treasure trove of iconic celebrities, along with 100,000 other people, visited D-Nice’s Club Quarantine on Saturday, while another 160,000 folks tuned in on his Instagram page on Sunday.…

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While the world battled through a pandemic, D-Nice brought the world together with his “Home School” deejay set which he live-streamed on his Instagram page. On March 21, D-Nice deejayed for nearly 8 hours as over 100,000 users watched. Notable figures such as Michelle Obama, Quincy Jones, Janet Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Will Smith, Oprah, Joe…

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Joni Thrower-Davis’ family has owned McDonald’s franchises for more than 30 years. On Nov. 21, 1989, her family opened up their mother ship location on Mack Avenue and the Chrysler Freeway on Detroit’s east side, so she literally grew up in the restaurant and its surrounding community. Thrower-Davis’ dad is former Detroit Lions NFL cornerback…

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Michelle Obama said that she and Barack Obama “bawled like babies” when they dropped off youngest daughter Sasha, 18, to begin her collegiate career at the University of Michigan. But she told Oprah Winfrey that there was one benefit to being an empty nester: she rediscovered her marriage to her husband. The former FLOTUS had…

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Barack and Michelle Obama once took possession of the highest office in the land. Now, they are in possession of the highest award in American movies. The former president and first lady took home an Academy Award when their production company, Higher Ground, won the Oscar statue for American Factory for best feature-length documentary on…

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Former President Barack Obama and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, have added an Oscar nomination to their very long lists of life achievements. The Obamas scored an Academy Award nod in the best documentary for American Factory, which probes the struggle of U.S. workers in a changing global economy. The nomination actually goes…

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Michelle Obama owned 2019. Obama’s debut book Becoming is one of the bestselling memoirs in U.S. publishing history, and she was named the most admired woman in the world for the second consecutive year. Moreover, Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, inked a multimillion-dollar production deal with cable giant Netflix. Michelle Obama is…

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Michelle Obama, the former first lady who is considered American royalty, can now add another distinction to her vast vault of accolades: a Grammy Award nomination. As the nominations were announced on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, Obama was given a nod for best spoken word album for the audio version of…

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