Obama appoints Shakira to education commission


President Obama has appointed Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll—the Colombian singer better known around the world as Shakira—to a presidential commission on education for Hispanics, the Washington Post reports. If you are wondering why, it turns out that the multiple Grammy-winning Shakira has been involved in promoting early childhood education in Latin America for years, and, not incidentally, she endorsed Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign…

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