In a Banksy-like act of protest and defiance, two friends created a large professional looking corporate ad poster of themselves and put it up in their local McDonald’s so there would be diversity represented. The poster stayed up for two months before it was identified on social media and McDonalds became aware of the poster.… Continue reading DIVERSITY – McDonald’s Pranksters Get Hired for Company’s Advertising Campaign – The Ellen DeGeneres Show
When administrators learned that High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald was married to a woman – her partner of 22 years. She was given the option to dissolve her marriage or resign. In this video, Ellen DeGeneres meets with Shelly to talk about the experience. Further Reading Here are some links for further reading about Shelly… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald
Ellen sat down with Akbar Cook, Principal of West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. Cook noticed at-risk students being bullied for dirty clothes, so he worked hard to install washing machines and dryers so the kids could do laundry. After hearing his story, Ellen teamed up with her friends at Cheerios to help… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen Meets Extraordinary New Jersey Principal Akbar Cook
After being insulted by the U.S. President, Beto O’Rourke responded on the The Ellen Show saying: “We welcome the President to Texas and we are glad he’s coming.” Below are videos from his appearance on the show along with the viral video referenced on the show.
Rap artist LL Cool J teamed up with Brad Paisley to produce the song “Accidental Racist” which became accidentally controversial. In a guest appearance on The Ellen Show, LL Cool J talks about the controversy and the meaning behind the song. This video was first uploaded to YouTube on 30 April 2013. On 9 Apr… Continue reading Rap artist LL Cool J on the Ellen Show discusses “Accidental Racist”
Ellen welcomed David Francisco Platillero, who was left paralyzed in a bike accident. As he was recuperating, he fell in love with his now wife Kristi. The couple talked about David’s recovery and their unconventional love story.
It’s been 10 years since Ellen gave Jeannie her first-ever job, and to celebrate the milestone, Ellen shocked Jeannie with an unforgettable surprise.
Ellen surprised Emily Francis, who moved from Guatemala to the U.S. when she was 15 and learned English by watching Ellen. Now Emily teaches English to elementary school kids, and because of her kindness and dedication to her students, Emily and her school received a huge gift, courtesy of The Chobani Foundation.
Inspiring teacher Wyatt Oroke sat down with Ellen to talk about giving more opportunities to his students – who surprised him all the way from Baltimore, Maryland.
The fourth grade teacher whose spelling test prank went viral caught up with Ellen since first his appearance on her show. Little did Mr. D. know what pranks and surprises Ellen had in store just for him…
Originally a refugee from Darfur, Sudan, Ekhlas Ahmed learned English by watching Ellen’s show, and is now a teacher, grad school student and activist. After hearing her moving story, Ellen couldn’t wait to help her continue on her amazing path! AmeriCorps Service Video
Mr. Bonner is an inspiring second grade teacher at North Carolina’s South Greenville Elementary, where a majority of students have difficult home lives and many are homeless. When Ellen heard about how Mr. Bonner’s unique, rap-filled teaching methods encourage students to go above and beyond, she couldn’t wait to meet him — and give his… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With Teacher Michael Bonner