FLOTUS Flows: Michelle Obama is Dropping Lines in “Go to College” Rap Video

BY: - 11 Dec '15 | On the Web

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Striding out of the White House in slow motion, sporting oversized sunglasses, Michelle Obama lays down a rap track aimed at raising the star power of math majors and engineering students.

“If you wanna fly jets, you should go to college. Reach high and cash checks? Fill your head with knowledge,” Obama rhymes as comedian Jay Pharoah, known for his Saturday Night Live impression of her husband President Barack Obama, makes a stack of bills rain onto the floor of the White House.

The video is a funny and affectionate send-up of the celebrity culture that Obama has said she wants to turn on its head to try to get more American kids thinking about higher education.

Obama’s “Better Make Room” campaign, targeting students aged 14 to 19, encourages them to go to college by giving them a brush with fame on social media with help from celebrities like Pharoah and basketball great LeBron James.

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Ferguson Teen Behind Quik Trip Arson Sentenced: Is It a Fair One?

BY: - 14 Dec '15 | On the Web

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Joshua Williams waded into the Ferguson, Missouri unrest after the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson and became a prominent voice for peaceful protests.

However, he has now been sentenced to 8 years in prison after pleading guilty to arson, burglary, and stealing. He had been accused of starting a fire at a Quik Trip in Berkeley, Missouri after the officer involved shooting death of Antonio Martin.

On camera footage shows Williams using a lighter to set fire to an area in the Quik Trip store. Williams was a recognizable protester wearing the same red sweat shirt at many peaceful Ferguson protests.

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The 19 year old, had previously been an advocate for peace, had spoken at a National Action Network rally, marched peacefully with Cornel West, and had been a regular face at many Ferguson protests.

BMWK, what do you think? Is his sentencing fair?

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