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Alicia Keys And Michele Obama Discuss Education At White House

posted 15 Jan 2014, 19:02 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 15 Jan 2014, 19:03 ]

First Lady Michelle Obama and Alicia Keys discuss disparities in education ahead of film screening at White House.

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (JANUARY 15, 2014) (NBC) - Alicia Keys visited the White House on Wednesday (January 15) to participate in the screening of "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" a film about two African-American boys forced to fend for themselves and find their way through challenging circumstances in a public housing project in Brooklyn, New York. Obama and Keys hope to put emphasis on helping at risk youth have the necessary resources to attain a college education.

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Keys, a Grammy award winning artist, wore a stylish black Fedora as she discussed the project that she produced as well as wrote the musical score for.

She said she is passionate about the story. "Those narratives are not often spoken about and perhaps not what people are really comfortable talking about, or comfortable addressing, so that's exactly why it needed to happen and why we worked so hard to make it happen," Keys said.

Michele Obama said "I wept, like I know all of you all did, because you can't help but weep and laugh and look in horror and cheer for these two young kids. Because they represent all of our kids."