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First Lady Michelle Obama to Join Shaquille O’neal, Allyson Felix, and Dominique Dawes at a Back to School Event

Mrs. Obama to highlight healthy changes happening in schools, and applaud new commitments to Let’s Move! Active Schools Washington, DC – On Friday, September 6, at 1:00 PM ET, First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Orr Elementary in Washington, DC for a back to school event highlighting healthy changes happening in schools and across the…

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ABC is creating a sitcom based on Shea Serrano’s life

ABC is creating a family sitcom based on the life of The Rap Yearbook and Basketball (And Other Things) author Shea Serrano. The San Antonio-born, Houston resident is writing the pilot script himself.

Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur is serving as the executive producer for the series. “Got tired of waiting for there to be more Mexicans on TV so I asked @KenTremendous (Schur) to help me try & make a family sitcom for ABC about them,” Serrano tweeted, announcing the new project.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series is inspired by Serrano’s childhood “growing up in a family with five uncles who all have different perspectives on manhood.”

Serrano’s The Rap Yearbook is currently being turned into a six-episode AMC documentary, executive produced by The Root’s Questlove and Black Thought. The docu-series comes out in 2018. The Rap Yearbook and Serrano’s second book Basketball (And Other Things) are both New York Times Best Sellers.

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ESPN sports anchor Molly Qerim opens up about endometriosis to help others ‘feel like they’re not alone’

The co-host of ESPN’s “First Take” is opening up about her health battle with endometriosis, saying she wants to help other women who may be struggling to “feel like they’re not alone.”

Molly Qerim, 33, said she was first diagnosed with endometriosis seven years ago.

“The endometriosis was not just in my reproductive organs, it was everywhere,” Qerim told ABC News’ Amy Robach in a “GMA” interview. “On my liver, on my intestines.”

“It had all compiled into a cyst, which burst,” she said. “And then the toxins were all in my body.”

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Mother Lost Two Sons To Opioid Abuse In Same Night, Shares Story With Thousands Of Teens

An Indiana mother lost two young sons to drugs and is now turning turning her grief into action. Becky Savage shared her story with thousands of teens Wednesday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont for the We Day event.

We Day is a day to celebrate 15,000 students from all over the state who’ve earned their ticket to the event by spending countless hours volunteering.

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Is your maror too strong?

The ways of our Torah are pleasant. They are not supposed to cause us pain or discomfort, physically or emotionally. This is especially important to remember on Passover.

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Tamika Mallory of the Women’s March is a fan of Louis Farrakhan, and people are outraged

The Women’s March organization — decried from the start for being non-inclusive by a variety of critics, including some trans women, women of color, sex workers, and even anti-abortion activists — can now add another rapidly growing group of people to that list: Jewish feminists. Or, more broadly, those who oppose anti-Semitism in general.

The latest controversy stems from Women’s March cofounder Tamika Mallory and her recent attendance at a speech given by the incendiary Nation of Islam leader and noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

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