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Friday, January 27, 2012

If I Could Be 'Like Michelle Obama'!

We all know First Lady Michelle Obama inspires millions, both here in the U.S. and abroad.

Books have been written about her, bloggers track her every move, fashion and style mavens write about her commanding and glamorous style, food critics critique her healthy eating initiativemilitary families are thankful for her, and kids love her for keeping them active!

So, it was just a matter of time before someone came out with a song about her.

Enter Talia Wheeler, one-fifth of the talented members of Hip Hop Education (H.H.E.), the educational hip hop group that puts positive rap lyrics to music for young people. Their mission is to provide youth with an opportunity to use their voices for positive and social change.

In her song, 'Like Michelle Obama', Wheeler raps about being just like the first lady.

Take a listen.

More about H.H.E.
Another purpose of H.H.E. (per their website) is to educate, empower and activate young people to become the next generation of social justice leaders by giving them a voice in front of their peers to inspire positive change in their community.

I can honestly say that the kids of H.H.E. are doing just that.  I was first introduced to them at a rally for the members of the Jena 6 in 2007.  I was in awe watching them perform, and have been a fan ever since.

Make sure you remember the name, Hip Hop Education, because this family-oriented and talented group of youngsters are both today's, and the future's, shining stars!

Shining stars even First Lady Michelle Obama would be proud to know.

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