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SXSW: Michelle Obama Is Quite Certain She Won’t Ever Run for President

First Lady Michelle Obama’s mission and incentive for lending her time and expertise to this year’s South by Southwest slate of events –  is to champion a cause quite close to her heart.

The plight of nearly 62 million girls around the world who are currently being deprived of the right to seek an education depends on her ability to raise national and global awareness.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08:  U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Union Market to celebrate International Women's Day, March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. U.S. first lady Obama spoke to women gathered to mark the first anniversary of the Let Girls Learn initiative.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 08: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Union Market to celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. U.S. first lady Obama spoke to women gathered to mark the first anniversary of the Let Girls Learn initiative. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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A Bunch of Actresses, Including Queen Latifah, Jessica Chastain Spearheading New Production Company

The issue of diversity in Hollywood has pretty much become a dominant topic of discussion in 2016, despite the fact this isn’t necessarily a recent development. But for reasons that could be rooted in the stimulus of social media – there has been a continuum which has led to an active need by members of the privileged community to put actions behind their words.

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Steel Magnolias Gets Colorful Makeover

Looks like Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and the newest stars on the horizon, Pariah’s Adepero Oduye and Broadway darling Condola Rashad who also happens to be the daughter of Phylicia Rashad are poised to fill in the shoes of the impressive cast from the 1989 tearjerker, Steel Magnolias, the film that helped solidify actress Julia Roberts’ career.

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