This week, our First Lady Michelle Obama made a trek from the White House to join film producer and philanthropist, Spike Lee and the ultimate entrepreneur/former basketball star, Magic Johnson, for a moment to celebrate youth mentorship in the city.
Tom Adams Field on the campus of Wayne State University was packed yesterday morning to hear the full speech on mentoring and the future of Detroit: the youth. Michelle Obama pushed those in the audience, including more then 5,000 Detroit Public Schools students, to focus on their studies and make a difference in their lives.
She used her life and that of her husband, President Barack Obama, as examples of how students can rise from modest upbringings to the highest office in the land.
Check out the following exclusive from buddies in the Motor City who were able to capture the details and share them with us. Think of it as a gift for those of you keeping up with current events in our neighboring cities and states up north. For more on the story and to check out the full speech, click here.
Cincinnati, tell us what you thought of the coverage by posting your thoughts in the comments section below. Share with your friends and tell them to meet you here for more updates coming soon.
You can also check us out on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@1230WDBZ). As always, keep up with us on BlackPlanet and check out all of our video exclusives on YouTube. Tell us what you enjoy and post your comments below.