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If I have learned something from Socrates is that you cannot teach people anything; you can only make them think. You can only draw out of them the wisdom which is latent within them. And by doing so, you help open their eyes, making them realize that they were born with wings and that they can fly, as high as they want to fly…


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ENGLISH SPEECH | JK ROWLING: The Benefits Of Failure (English Subtitles)

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6 apr. 2019

Learn English with JK Rowling. At her Harvard commencement speech, “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems “worth more than any qualification I ever earned.” – Watch with big English subtitles.

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J.K. Rowling is a British author and philanthropist who is best known for creating the Harry Potter series. Here are some key points about her:

  1. Early Life: Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965, in Yate, Gloucestershire, England. She grew up in Chepstow, Gwent, and graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in French and Classics.

  2. Harry Potter Series: Rowling began writing the first Harry Potter novel, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” in 1990. The book was published in 1997 and became an international bestseller, spawning a series of seven books that have sold over 500 million copies worldwide.

  3. Awards and Accolades: Rowling’s work has earned her numerous awards and honors, including the Order of the British Empire, the Legion of Honor, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

  4. Philanthropy: Rowling is known for her philanthropic efforts, particularly in the areas of education and poverty alleviation. She founded the charity Lumos, which works to end the institutionalization of children worldwide.

  5. Controversies: Rowling has been embroiled in several controversies in recent years, including her stance on gender identity and her comments about the transgender community. These controversies have sparked debates about free speech, cancel culture, and social justice.

Overall, J.K. Rowling’s impact on literature and popular culture is undeniable, and her philanthropic work has made a significant contribution to society.

1 Michelle Obama Surprises People Recording Goodbye Messages to Her

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Gepubliceerd op 11 jan. 2017

We asked regular Americans to record a video message saying goodbye to First Lady Michelle Obama – what they didn’t know was that FLOTUS was right behind the curtain, waiting to surprise them.
A heartfelt tribute to Michelle Obama

 Het gezin Michelle en Barak Obama en de kinderen is doorheen de website prominent aanwezig omdat het een voorbeeld is en omwille van de impact dat zowel Michelle en Barack hebben op mensen zoals duidelijk is de laatste video op voornoemde link.

Het contact tussen de first lady en de gewone mensen in 6 voorbeelden van elk een unieke getuigenis op deze video, is sprankelend en vanuit het hart. De first lady Michelle was gedurende de 8 jaar een voorbeeld van een onovertroffen gehalte zoals we haar leren kennen doorheen deze website met diepgaande impact op de mensen.



2 Obama’s EMOTIONAL Speech That Brought Audience to Tears | President Obama’s Speech Will Make You Cry

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When Barack Obama First Asked Michelle About Running For President, She Said No

President Obama’s new book, “A Promised Land,” goes through the events that led to his decision to run for president and why Michelle Obama originally said “no” to the idea. Don’t miss Part 3 of Stephen Colbert’s in-depth interview with the iconic former president.


Why Reluctant Michelle Obama Agreed to Let Barack Obama Run for President | Oprah’s Book Club | OWN

Gepubliceerd op 12 nov. 2018

During Oprah’s in-depth conversation with Michelle Obama about her new memoir, Becoming, the former first lady reveals why she ultimately agreed to let her husband, Barack Obama, run for president, even though she “never wanted to be involved in politics.” For more on #Oprah‘sBookClub, visit

ENGLISH SPEECH | Amanda Gorman: The Hill We Climb (English Subtitles)

6 feb. 2021

Learn English with Amanda Gorman. Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old Black poet from Los Angeles, recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” at Joe Biden’s inauguration as US president on Jan. 20. Her inaugural poem captured viewers across the country, and made her an overnight literary sensation. Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. In this speech, she also quotes: “We will rebuild, reconciled and recover and every known nook over our nation. And every corner called our country. Our people diverse and beautiful will emerge, battered and beautiful. When day comes, we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid, the new dawn balloons, as we free it.” – Watch with big English subtitles.

Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist who gained widespread recognition after reciting her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. Here are some key points about her:

  1. Early Life: Amanda Gorman was born on March 7, 1998, in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in a single-parent household with her mother, who is a teacher.

  2. Education: Gorman attended Harvard University, where she studied sociology. She graduated cum laude in 2020.

  3. Poetry Career: Gorman began writing poetry at a young age and has published a few collections of her own work. She has also performed at various events, including the Library of Congress and the United Nations.

  4. Activism: Gorman is an advocate for several causes, including climate change, racial justice, and gender equality. She has worked with several organizations, including OnePenOnePage, the Women’s March, and the Obama Foundation.

  5. Awards and Honors: Gorman has received numerous awards and honors for her work, including being named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017. She was also selected as the Inaugural Poet for President Biden’s inauguration, making her the youngest person to ever hold that position.

  6. Future plans: Gorman has expressed interest in running for president in the future, and she plans to continue writing and advocating for causes she believes in.

The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you'll see their flaws. That's just the way it is.

3 White House photographer Pete Souza

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Gepubliceerd op 15 jan. 2017

President Obama is leaving behind a huge photo album of his time in the White House – about two million images – all thanks to the man our Bill Plante has been talking to: Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza.

4 President Obama Addresses the British Parliament

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Gepubliceerd op 25 mei 2011

In an address to Parliament, President Obama discusses how the special relationship between the United States and Great Britain can continue to help the two nations serve as catalysts for global action as the world faces a new series of threats and challenges. May 25, 2011.

5 Watch first lady Michelle Obama’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Gepubliceerd op 26 jul. 2016

6 Happy Father’s Day from First Lady Michelle Obama

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Gepubliceerd op 17 jun. 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama wishes a happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there and shares why President Obama is a great dad.

Every solution the President puts forward is inspired by a desire all parents share: the need to build a better world for his kids.

In President Obama’s words:

“What I think about is what kind of world am I leaving my two little girls. And what I realized is that life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children, all of our children, a better world. Even if it’s difficult. Even in the work seems great. That’s our responsibility as fathers and as parents.”

7 Michelle Obama’s plea for education

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Gepubliceerd op 27 mei 2009 Speaking at a London girls’ school, Michelle Obama makes a passionate, personal case for each student to take education seriously. It is this new, brilliant generation, she says, that will close the gap between the world as it is and the world as it should be.
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8 Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates | Official Trailer | Netflix

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Gepubliceerd op 29 aug. 2019


This three-part documentary tells Bill Gates’ life story, in-depth and unfiltered, as he pursues unique solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems. From Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, He Named Me Malala).

Watch Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, Only On Netflix:

9 The First Lady Speaks in London on the Let Girls Learn Initiative

Gepubliceerd op 16 jun. 2015

In London, England, First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Mulberry School for Girls about the Let Girls Learn initiative and the work being done to empower girls education around the world.

10 Michelle Obama on Keeping Marriage, Politics Separate

9 okt. 2012

First lady talks about her strategy for keeping her daughters grounded in the White House.

1 Bars & Melody – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act | Britain’s Got Talent 2014

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See more from Britain’s Got Talent at Simon finally gets around to pushing his Golden Buzzer for a youthful musical duo. Bars & Melody combine cuteness and originality, charming our audience with their skills.

Simon surprises all at the end.

Bars & Melody – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act | Britain’s Got Talent 2014.

I listened to every word.

Duo Rap and original anti-bullying song surprise.

Their very first audition


Britain’s Got Talent S08E05 Bars & Melody Duo Rap an original anti-bullying song Simon surprise

Bars & Melody – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act | Britain’s Got Talent 2014

“What I wear is all I have
We lost our home,
I’m livin’ from a bag”

Wat ik draag is alles wat ik heb

We zijn ons huis verloren,

alles wat we hebben zit in een tas

Bars and Melody – All 3 Performances – BGT 2014

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29 mrt 2020

I love Bars and Melody so much!!!

They are absolutely amazing and talented!!

Bars and Melody are a British pop duo consisting of rapper Leondre “Bars” Devries and singer Charlie “Melody” Lenehan who took part in the eighth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2014.

I loved watching them on Britain’s Got Talent in 2014, they were my favourite act of the year back then.

They are now second place, and Tokio Myers is in first place!!

They are both equally amazing!!

Bars and Melody definitely deserved third place overall!!

(Congratulations Collabro!)

I also loved seeing them making their epic comeback in Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions!!

They were absolutely amazing!!

My favourite songs by Bars and Melody are definitely Waiting for the Sun, and Lighthouse!!

If you are new to this channel, I do lyrics videos and reaction videos!!

Bars & Melody is a British pop-rap duo consisting of Charlie Lenehan (Bars) and Leondre Devries (Melody). Here are some key points about them:

  1. They first rose to fame in 2014 when they appeared on the eighth series of the British television show “Britain’s Got Talent”.

  2. Their audition, in which they performed a rap version of Twista and Faith Evans’ “Hope”, went viral and has since been viewed over 200 million times on YouTube.

  3. They finished third in the competition, but were later signed to Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Music.

  4. Their debut single, “Hopeful”, was released in July 2014 and reached number five on the UK Singles Chart.

  5. They have released several albums and EPs, including “143” (2015), “Generation Z” (2017), and “Sadboi” (2021).

  6. Their music is a mix of pop, rap, and R&B, and often addresses issues such as bullying, mental health, and social justice.

  7. They have a large following on social media, with over 1.5 million subscribers on their YouTube channel and over 800,000 followers on Instagram.

  8. They have toured extensively in the UK and Europe, as well as in other parts of the world such as Australia, Japan, and the United States.

  9. They have collaborated with other artists such as John Legend, Dove Cameron, and New Hope Club.

  10. Both Charlie and Leondre have been vocal about their own experiences with bullying and mental health, and have used their platform to raise awareness and advocate for these issues.

1 – 2006 Northwestern Commencement – Sen. Barack Obama

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Gepubliceerd op 15 jul. 2008

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) was on campus on June 16, 2006 to speak to Northwestern University’s Class of 2006 as part of the University’s Commencement.
Stanley Clark
What a speech.
The way he humanizes politics and conveys the importance of social awareness and pursuing ones passions above ones mere short-sited desires.
This man will go down in the history books as one of the greatest Presidents, as well as human beings, of all time.
Listen e.g. at minute 7 and 16 of the speech and e.g. 27

11 Policeman Steals Kid’s Chocolate Prank

3 apr. 2018

Like stealing candy from a baby. Only this is a policeman, chocolate, and a kid… these Montreal pedestrians will stop at nothing to keep this kid’s chocolate safe!

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