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Channeling Aretha, Michelle Obama's Global Girls Alliance Video Is A Feel Good Break We All Need

Happy International Day of the Girl!

First up, can we just say WOW to the young singers in this video? Wow!

And while Trump complained about Fox not airing his rally instead of covering a hurricane, and his wife bitched about being the most bullied person on the planet (google Moo-chelle and STFU, Melanie) Michelle Obama appeared on the TODAY Show to announce an initiative to educate girls worldwide:

Today, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. That’s a lot of empty desks—and a lot of dreams that are being cut short.

When girls get the opportunities they deserve, amazing things start to happen; poverty goes down, economies grow, families get stronger, and babies are born healthier. And the world, by all accounts, gets better.

Join the Global Girls Alliance to take action to help adolescent girls and the grassroots leaders working to educate them.

And of course, the all-important Obama endorsement:


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