Celebrity Cyber Report – President and First Lady Obama

Published On May 8, 2020 | By Tom Huskerson | Celebrity Cyber News, News and Analysis

COVID-19 has turned the world on its head. Nothing is normal anymore. And many students are going to miss the day they have looked forward most of their lives. Graduation day.

Young people denied a graduation ceremony this year because of the pandemic social distancing practices will still get a special day to remember. Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama announced they’ll be hosting two virtual graduation ceremonies, one on Saturday, May 16, and another on Saturday, June 6.

In an hour long special presentation President Obama will deliver a commencement message at the May 16 event entitled “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.” The special will be hosted by XQ Institute, The LeBron James Family Foundation, and The Entertainment Industry Foundation, and will be televised on all major networks and social media platforms at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Obama will be joined by celebrities including LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe, H.E.R., Ben Platt. Other unnamed celebrities are also scheduled to appear.

The “Graduate Together” website encourages high school seniors, educators, and family members of graduates to submit portraits, speeches, superlatives, and “stories that need to be told” to make the experience more interactive.

For the June 6th graduation the Obamas are partnering with Reach Higher the education initiative Michelle started back in the White House and YouTube.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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