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  • Michelle Obama says her memoir is a ‘re-humanization’ effort

    06/23/2018 5:33:12 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | June 23, 2018 | By CHEVEL JOHNSON
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday her upcoming memoir “Becoming” is a “re-humanization effort” that shares the “ordinariness of a very extraordinary story” that she hopes will give voice to people who feel voiceless. Obama made the remarks as she helped kick off the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans. Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden moderated the conversation before an estimated crowd of 8,000 inside the city’s convention center. Obama shared snippets from the book, including the experiences that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to...
  • Michelle Obama Is ‘Concerned’ for Women Who Voted for President Trump

    05/11/2018 7:41:53 AM PDT · by ethom · 57 replies
    Western Journal ^ | May 10 2018 ast | By Kelsey Harkness
    Still struggling to come to terms with the results of the 2016 election, former first lady Michelle Obama recently said she’s concerned for women and “how we think.” “In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us as women and how we think,” she said at the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles. “What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know?” Obama referred to Clinton as “the most qualified” candidate running for president in 2016, and said voting against her “says something about where we are.” That’s despite the multiple investigations,...
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama Is Tired of Men 'Failing Their Way to Success'

    05/09/2018 10:41:23 AM PDT · by ethom · 77 replies
    Marie Claire ^ | May 9, 2018 2:31 pm | Jenny Proudfoot
    During the recent United State of Women Summit in LA, Michelle got very real with actress Tracee Ellis Ross, explaining why we need a shake up in the work place – and it could be the most inspiring thing you’ll see today. ‘I wish that girls could fail as bad as men do and be OK,’ she explained. ’Because let me tell you, watching men fail up – it is frustrating. It’s frustrating to see a lot of men blow it and win. And we hold ourselves to these crazy, crazy standards.’ Going on to call for change, Michelle explained:...
  • POLL: Michelle Obama Says She’s America's ‘Forever First Lady’—Who’s Your Favorite First Lady?

    05/04/2018 12:32:25 PM PDT · by ethom · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 4 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Michelle Obama Said That She’s America’s ‘Forever First Lady’ The former first lady's statement was seen as disrespectful to the current first lady Melania TrumpWho is your favorite, vote here!
  • Michelle Obama Declares Herself America’s ‘Forever First Lady’

    05/02/2018 1:51:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    ntknetwork.com ^ | May 2, 2018 | NTK Staff
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama offered herself as America’s “forever First Lady,” at a college signing day event at Temple University in Philadelphia on Wednesday. “We have such high hopes for you. See, I am not one of those doubters. I know that you have everything it takes to succeed,” Obama said. “I know you are me, and if I can be standing here as your forever First Lady, then you can do anything you put your mind to.”
  • Michelle Obama Declares Herself America’s ‘Forever First Lady’

    05/02/2018 6:19:59 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 126 replies
    ntknetwork.com ^ | May 2, 2018
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama offered herself as America’s “forever First Lady,” at a college signing day event at Temple University in Philadelphia on Wednesday. “We have such high hopes for you. See, I am not one of those doubters. I know that you have everything it takes to succeed,” Obama said. “I know you are me, and if I can be standing here as your forever First Lady, then you can do anything you put your mind to.”
  • Michelle Obama Portrait Artist Amy Sherald Honored By High Museum with the David C. Driskell Prize

    04/27/2018 3:53:30 PM PDT · by ethom · 41 replies
    WABE.org ^ | • APR 27, 2018 | MYKE JOHNS
    First impressions are important, and for many people, their introduction to artist Amy Sherald and her work came in February. That’s when she stood alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and helped unveil her official portrait at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Now the High Museum is honoring Sherald — who is a native of Columbus, Georgia — with this year’s David C. Driskell Prize, the first national award to honor and celebrate contributions to the field of art of the African Diaspora. Sherald’s portrait of Obama features her seated in a stunning patterned dress, looking at once thoughtful and relaxed....
  • Michelle Obama Slammed By Kellyanne Conway: She Wasn’t As Good A First Lady As Melania Trump

    04/23/2018 11:21:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 4/23/2018 | Samantha Wilson
    Kellyanne Conway isn’t mincing words when it comes to who she thinks is the ‘superior’ first lady.(snip) It just got a little shadier in Washington, DC! White House counselor Kellyanne Conway bumped into TMZ in the nation’s capital, and the photog talked to her about Melania Trump not being featured on any magazine covers as first lady, while Michelle Obama was on thirty covers in her eight years in office. Conway didn’t miss a beat, telling TMZ, “Melania Trump is such a superior and excellent first lady. This country is so lucky to have her. “As first lady…her work with...
  • Melania Trump Is Using Ingredients From Michelle Obama's White House Garden at Her First State[tr]

    04/23/2018 12:04:24 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 84 replies
    Time ^ | 4/23/2018 | Maya Rhodan
    First Lady Melania Trump is embracing the spirit of bipartisanship for Tuesday’s State Dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and French First Lady Brigette Macron — at least, when it comes to the menu and decor. The Office of the First Lady released details about the Trump administration’s first state dinner on Monday, revealing a menu that features greens from the White House kitchen garden, which was planted by Michelle Obama in 2009, and a china service that will include pieces from Bush 43 and Clinton’s services. The Clinton china services coordinates with the dinner’s gold and white color scheme...
  • Michelle Obama Is Not Running for President

    04/06/2018 12:30:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | April 6, 2018 | by HAYLEY GLATTER
    The former first lady put to rest a rumored White House bid and discussed diversity in higher education at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston. It’s simple, really: Michelle Obama does not want to be president, and so she is not running for president. “I have never had the passion for politics,” Obama said. “I just happened to be married to somebody who has the passion for politics, and he drug me kicking and screaming into this arena. Just because I gave a good speech, and I’m smart and intelligent, doesn’t mean that I should be the next president.”
  • Michelle Obama: My husband was 'the good parent' compared to Trump

    04/06/2018 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 6, 2018 | John Bowden
    Former first lady Michelle Obama likened her husband's presidency to having "the good parent" at home at a women's leadership conference on Thursday. At the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston, Obama appeared to take shots at President Trump's administration in remarks first reported by local TV station WBZ. The Obama administration “was like having the ‘good parent’ at home," the former first lady said. "The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time." “And now we have the other parent,” Obama added. “We thought it’d feel fun — maybe it feels...
  • These Are the Best Photos of Michelle Obama, According to Her White House Photographer

    01/20/2018 12:06:31 PM PST · by simpson96 · 100 replies
    People ^ | 1/17/2017 | Staff
    In her new book, Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer, former official White House photographer Amanda Lucidon shares 150 candid images of Mrs. Obama from her time as first lady. This selection of photos from the book highlights Lucidon's ability to capture intimate moments, as well as the first lady's impact on those around her. "Mrs. Obama enjoyed adding some fun to the mix," Lucidon writes of covering official events and meetings. "She loved to drop by and surprise people, in and out of the White House, which always made for great photos. I...
  • Enjoying some Miami heat! Michelle Obama, 53, looks sensational in a white bikini and ..

    01/14/2018 11:17:25 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 217 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 14, 2018 | Valerie Siebert
    EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Enjoying some Miami heat! Michelle Obama, 53, looks sensational in a white bikini and cut-off shorts as she and daughter Malia, 19, enjoy a winter weekend at the beach The mother and daughter were spotted walking off the beach on Saturday before grabbing dinner at a trendy Miami steakhouse The ladies made a rare appearance in swimsuits, with Michelle showing off her toned torso in a bikini top and Malia in a sweatshirt and black bikini bottoms Sasha and Barack did not appear to be on the trip with the mother-daughter pair Michelle Obama and her eldest daughter...
  • Melania Trump is making a key mistake that makes her less admired than Michelle Obama

    12/29/2017 6:50:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 155 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec 28 2017 | KATE TAYLOR
    Michelle Obama trumped Melania Trump in winning over the hearts of the American people. Michelle Obama placed second in Gallup's poll of the most admired women in the US, while Melania Trump earned the No. 8 spot. Trump has received backlash for wearing expensive outfits, which can make her seem out of touch with Americans. Obama, meanwhile, used her fashion choices to represent social and political initiatives. On Wednesday, Obama earned the No. 2 spot on Gallup's poll of Americans on the woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. The No. 1 spot went to Hillary Clinton. Obama...
  • TRUMP DUMPS Hated Michelle Obama School Lunch Fiasco – Chocolate Milk Is Back!

    12/02/2017 9:22:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2017 | by Jim Hoft
    The Trump administration is ending yet another of Michelle Obama’s hated, overly strict school lunch rules by bringing chocolate milk back to school lunch menus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced a new rule set to take effect on July 1 after the period of public comment. The new rule relaxes sodium limits and Obama’s whole-grain requirements. The rule will also allow milk with one percent fat back on the menu, ABC News reported. “Schools need flexibility in menu planning so they can serve nutritious and appealing meals,” Perdue said this week. “Schools want to offer food that...
  • 12 reasons Michelle Obama will run in 2020(BARF ALERT!)

    11/28/2017 10:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/28/2017 | Farrah
    That’s the question about Michelle Obama’s intentions regarding a possible run for president in 2020. While she has consistently denied any interest in running, how plausible does that really sound? If the Democratic Party needed her and pleaded with her to run, does anyone really doubt she would? Here, then, are 12 reasons she will. She outpolls all other Democrats:According to a Zogby poll last month, she leads the pack of potential Democratic candidates, despite her insistence that she would “never run.” The only others even close are Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders – two very old white men. That’s...
  • Michelle Obama says men are 'entitled,' 'self-righteous' because women protect them too much

    11/01/2017 6:37:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 97 replies
    Michelle Obama says men are 'entitled,' 'self-righteous' because women protect them too much Fox News Former first lady Michelle Obama explained Wednesday at a summit in Chicago that she believes men are “entitled,” and that women protect them too much. Speaking at the first Obama Foundation international summit, Obama -- one of the event’s headliners -- said that men are essentially babied and protected by women, while women are raised to be “strong.” “It’s like the problem in the world today is we love our boys, and we raise our girls,” Obama said. “We raise them to be strong, and...
  • MICHELLE OBAMA LECTURES MEN: 'Y’ALL NEED TO GO TALK TO EACH OTHER'

    11/01/2017 1:52:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 89 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/01/17 | Anna Menta
    Michelle Obama has a message for the men of the world: Do better, try harder and most importantly, communicate more. On Wednesday, the former first lady sat down with poet Elizabeth Alexander on the second day of the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, the first of an annual event. The topic turned to gender, and Obama had some choice words: She noted that women tend to communicate, reflect and support each other better than men—something she feels needs to change. "Y'all should get you some friends," she laughed...
  • Melania Trump cuts bloated first lady payroll from Michelle Obama days

    10/21/2017 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/17
    Melania Trump is embracing a more active and public schedule as first lady – but she still runs one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history. According to a Fox News analysis of White House personnel reports, Melania Trump has significantly reduced the number of aides on the first lady's office payroll in comparison to her predecessor, Michelle Obama. During then-President Barack Obama’s first year in office, 16 people were listed working for Michelle Obama, earning a combined $1.24 million a year. This year, just four people were listed working for Melania Trump as of June. Their salaries...
  • Michelle Obama Says Republicans Are 'All Men, All White'

    10/06/2017 8:52:42 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 80 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5 October 2017 | PJ Video
    Michelle Obama ignored people like Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) when she said that Republican members of Congress are "all men, all white." And she greatly minimized them, and all the other minority and/or female members of the GOP caucus, when she said, "On the other side... some women, some people of color." But she didn't even stop there; the former first lady implied that this dynamic of right-wingers being only white men was a paradigm throughout the U.S. and throughout many industries.