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  • Michelle Obama makes a splash with $4,000 designer boots

    12/20/2018 9:27:08 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 150 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/18 | Judy Kurtz
    Michelle Obama’s footwear is causing a fashion frenzy, after the former first lady sported sparkling $4,000 designer boots. The “Becoming” author stepped out in the eye-catching pair of Balenciaga boots on Wednesday at a Brooklyn stop on her nationwide book tour. Former “Sex and the City” star and fashion designer Sarah Jessica Parker served as the celebrity guest moderator for the chat about Obama’s best-selling memoir. The gold, thigh-high boots retail for $3,800, and several sizes were sold out or low in stock on at least one site selling them after Obama's appearance. Multiple fashion gurus and first lady watchers...
  • Michelle Obama Unleashed: About Women ‘Leaning In’:

    12/02/2018 6:06:14 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 101 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 2, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama offered a candid assessment of the reality of trying to balance a marriage and a career and the idea of ‘leaning in.'” “Marriage still ain’t equal, y’all. It ain’t equal. I tell women that whole ‘you can have it all’—mmm, nope, not at the same time,” Mrs. Obama said Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night. “That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn’t work all the time.”
  • ABC News: Michelle Obama 'stopped even trying to smile' at Trump inauguration

    11/14/2018 10:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 13, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Former first lady Michelle Obama wrote that she was unable to put on a happy face and smile during President Donald Trump's inauguration in her new book, according to ABC News. "Someone from Barack's administration might have said that the optics there were bad, that what the public saw didn't reflect the President's reality or ideals, but in this case, maybe it did," Obama said in audio of the book. "Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment. I stopped even trying to smile." In its interview with Obama, ABC News further quoted from her book, where the former first...
  • Michelle Obama on George W: 'I Love Him to Death'

    10/11/2018 11:24:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/11/2018 | By Evann Gastaldo,
    (Newser) – Michelle Obama and George W. Bush have long had a special relationship, and at John McCain's funeral, a video of the former president handing the former first lady a cough drop as they sat next to one another in the crowd went viral. Obama, appearing on TODAY Thursday, explained. "It was a simple gesture," she said. As Bush got out a cough drop for his wife, Laura, "I looked over and I said, 'Hand me a cough drop,'" and he did. "President Bush and I, we are forever seatmates because of protocol. That's how we sit at all...
  • Eric Holder Rejects Michelle Obxxx’s Slogan: ‘When They Go Low, We Kick ‘Em’

    10/11/2018 11:09:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 10/11/2018 | Pam Key
    While speaking at an event for Democratic candidates in Georgia, former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder suggested to the crowd to “kick” Republicans. Holder said, “It is time for us as Democrats to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are.” He continued, “Michelle says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick ’em.” Over the audiences cheers, Holder added, “That’s what this new Democratic party is all about. We’re proud as hell to be Democrats, we’re willing to fight...
  • Michelle Obama Encourages People Who ‘Know Nothing About Nothing’ to Vote

    09/26/2018 7:44:05 AM PDT · by gattaca · 48 replies
    Planet FreeWill ^ | September 26, 2018 | Chris Menahan
    Michelle Obama encouraged people who “know nothing about nothing” to get out and vote while speaking at a campaign-style rally on Monday in Las Vegas. “Voting does not require any kind of special expertise,” Obama told the crowd. “You know, you don’t need to have some fancy degree to be qualified to vote. You don’t have to read every news article to be qualified to vote.” “You know what you need to be qualified to vote?” Obama asked. “You need to be a citizen … you need to have opinions about the issues in your community — that’s what qualifies...
  • Michelle Obama Book Tour Draws Beyoncé-Like Prices

    09/26/2018 7:51:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    CBS News Chicago ^ | September 25, 2018 | Derrick Blakley
    Has Michelle deserted the masses? That is the question some women, especially black women, are asking after seeing the sky-high ticket prices for Michelle Obama’s book tour. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley said Michelle Obama’s book tour consists of inclusionary talk, but exclusionary prices. There won’t be any low-key, Hillary-like book signings for Michelle; instead, she’s proving to be an arena-star like Beyoncé.
  • Michelle Obama strikes a pose in her bathrobe in Instagram pic

    09/25/2018 5:59:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 75 replies
    AOL ^ | 9-25-18 | Elise Solé
    A photo of Michelle Obama posing in her bathrobe shows the former first lady’s cheeky sense of humor. The Instagram pic shows Obama wearing a white bathrobe and a sultry look with her arm around longtime makeup artist Carl Ray, who posted it Thursday. “Hello from me and @michelleobama,” wrote Ray. “What an amazing 10 years it’s been…Happy to call her a Friend and Boss. We’re gearing up for her book tour ‘Becoming.’” collaborator,” telling Glamour in 2017 that the two “clicked immediately” the first time he did her makeup, at the 2009 Easter Egg Roll at the White House....
  • Michelle Obama is going on a stadium-sized book tour — kicking off at the United Center

    09/13/2018 9:59:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 12,2018 | Adam Lukach
    Michelle Obama announced a stadium-sized speaking tour Wednesday for her upcoming memoir, “Becoming,” and the first stop is in Chicago — at the United Center. Chicago’s favorite former First Lady announced via an Instagram post that the tour will hit 10 different US cities to coincide with the release of the book. The United Center gig is Nov. 13, the same day the book is scheduled to be released.“Becoming” covers the story of Obama’s life, from her roots as a black girl growing up on Chicago’s South Side to her tenure as the first lady of the United States, as...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | • 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...