Skip to comments.Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins
Posted on 07/30/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her familys African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the blood of Africa runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women.
Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his own remarks to the 500 Africans finishing a six-week Washington leadership fellowship on Monday, referencing his Kenyan father only once and in the question-and-answer session. But Michelle Obama said as an African American woman, her discussion with the African youth was deeply personal.
The roots of my family tree are in Africa, the first lady told the cheering crowd. My husbands father was born and raised in Kenya. Members of our extended family still live there. I have had the pleasure of traveling to Africa many times over the years, including four trips as first lady, and I have brought my mother and my daughters along whenever I can.
The blood of Africa runs through my veins, and I care deeply, Obama said, addressing her listeners as her brothers and sisters.
Three months before congressional elections that could determine the fate of much of President Obamas platform, Michelle Obamas popularity remains high while her husbands has sunk.
The White House is making womens empowerment a theme in a Washington African leaders summit next week. ..
She said men worldwide needed to look into their hearts and souls and ask if they truly view women as their equals.
I am who I am today because of the people in my family, particularly the men in my family, who valued me and invested in me from the day I was born, Obama said.
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Ebola or AIDS???
Good send her over to Liberia.
How about some of that Ebola blood.
The blood of Africa runs through all of our veins.
Africa is so freakin’ awesome. Wonder why it sold her ancestors into slavery.
Her ancestors were African rejects. The slaves sold by Africans were inferior to those that remained
As if we give a s.....
Hey Mooch, are you sure that’s not ICE running through your veins?
Nigeria. It’s more fitting.
Yea,and the blood of Aryans flows through mine.Are we Americans or not?
The one little known fact that seems to be glossed over whenever the subject of slavery in America comes up...
I have the blood of cows flowing through my stomach. I just ate an all beef hotdog.
“blood of Africa runs through her veins”
Well, the “Blood of America” certainly doesn’t...
Wish she’d get back to her “roots” already.
Needed: One way ticket to Ebola land...
Go take care of some Ebola victims instead of flapping your gums witch. Put your money where your mouth is.
Did she hold her spawn up to the sky like in Roots? I can just visualize that. Ugh!
isn’t it amazing that Africans that come to this country are so well spoken, well educated?.....having to learn a new language and live in a different culture yet they do it and are successful......