Barack Obama has actually kept a reasonably low profile because leaving the White House more than three years earlier, however today the former President will provide not one however 2 virtual commencement addresses for this season of coronavirus pandemic.
Beginning with Program Me Your Stroll, HBCU Edition at 2 PM ET the ex-POTUS steps up as the marquee name for the two-hour livestreamed event for historically black colleges and universities. Obama isn’t the only huge name on the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube available celebration with Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Vivica Fox Chris Paul, Debbie Allen, and Power’s Omari Hardwick among those all arranged to appear.
Nevertheless, with LeBron James also in the game, it is the 2nd Obama speech arranged for Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 that truly could have America rockin’ with the “Yes, We Can” mantra like in the old days in tribute to trainees who saw their senior year cut short by the COVID-19 crisis:
I’ve constantly loved signing up with commencements—- the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. Even if we can’t get together face to face this year, Michelle and I are thrilled to celebrate the across the country Class of 2020 and acknowledge this milestone with you and your liked ones. pic.twitter.com/ngR2ykx3A2
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 5, 2020
Starting at 8 PM ET/8 PM PT, the one-hour remote event created by the XQ Institute, The LeBron James Household Foundation, and The Entertainment Industry Foundation and supported by American Federation of Teachers will be revealed on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC as well as YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, California Music Channel, CNN, ESPN, The CW, FOX Business Network, FOX News Channel, Twitter, Freeform, MSNBC, Univision and over a lots other outlets and platforms. Donald Trump may not like seeing his old competitor getting so much exposure and will undoubtedly attempt to pull the spotlight back to himself as the Associated Press and Reuters carry Graduate Together. As well, the USO is making the program available to every American military base around the world to see.
What they will see is not only the 44th POTUS joined by a variety of high school students who belong to the Obama Structure’s objective “to inspire, empower and link individuals to alter their world,” but also some quite high profile buddies. NBA superstar James is getting involved, therefore is National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson, Kumail Nanjiani and Lena Waithe, among others.
Here is the full star filled guest list for Graduate since midnight tonight:
the Jonas Brothers including KAROL G,
Brandan Bmike Odums
National Instructor of the Year Rodney Robinson,
Olivia Wilde,] Pharrell Williams
In addition to working to get his one-time VP Joe Biden chose POTUS in his own right this fall, President Obama will appear with former First Woman, Lady Gaga, at June 6’s”Dear Class of 2020″, YouTube Originals’ virtual start event to offer the headliner remarks.
So, Happy Graduation to the more than 3 million high school senior citizens across this land– and here’s a peak at tomorrow night: