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ICYMI: Michelle Obama Is the Best First Lady Ever

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By Diamond 10:15 am April 7, 2015 First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the fifth birthday of her ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign this year’s Easter Sunday at the White House’s egg roll. Ms. Obama danced to “Uptown Funk” with “So You Think You Can Dance” All Stars. Photo: Michelle Obama/Youtube Screenshot

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ICYMI: Raven-Symoné Says ‘Some People Look Like Animals’


By Diamond 1:41 pm March 18, 2015 Raven-Symoné doesn’t seem to think comparing Michelle Obama to an ape is racist. Last week, Univision news anchor Rodner Figueroa was fired after comparing Michelle Obama to an ape from Planet of the Apes while on air. There’s a long history of racist, dehumanizing tropes that compare black people to animals. On The […]

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First Lady: ‘U.S. is ready for a female president’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:32 am June 25, 2014 First lady Michelle Obama says that America is ready for a female president. The comments came during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.

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Michelle Obama, Oprah slated to speak at Maya Angelou’s memorial


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:22 am June 6, 2014 First lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah Winfrey will speak at Maya Angelou’s funeral on Saturday. The critically-acclaimed poet, author and activist passed away peaceful on May 28. She was 86. 

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Happy birthday Michelle Obama! 50 & Fabulous

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:49 am January 17, 2014 Michelle Obama turns 50 today and she couldn’t be more elated. Describing herself as “50 and fabulous,” the First Lady is getting ready to show off some dance moves at her big birthday celebration at the White House on Saturday. 

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FLOTUS: Obama Presidency ‘Changes the Bar’ For Our Youth

During a recent interview, First Lady Michelle Obama said the Obama Presidency “changes the bar” for all of our youth, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality: “Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States.”

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Michelle Obama Confronts Heckler at Fundraiser; Threatens to Leave

According to reports, Mrs. Obama threatened to leave the fundraiser after confronting a protester who interrupted her planned speech: “‘One of the things that I don’t do well is this,’ she said to applause from most of the guests, according to a White House transcript. ‘Do you understand?’”

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Michelle Obama at Bowie State: Too many young people “fantasize about being a baller or a rapper”

During her commencement speech at Bowie State, The FLOTUS called out black youth for fantasizing about being a “baller or a rapper,” and called for a renewed hunger for education.

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Michelle Obama: “Hadiya Pendleton Was Me and I Was Her”

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Chicago yesterday and made an impassioned speech on gun violence, comparing herself to Hadiya Pendleton: “Hadiya Pendleton was me and I was her,” Mrs. Obama said.

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Michelle Obama To Address Gun Violence at Chicago’s Harper High School

Michelle Obama will be visiting Chicago today to talk gun violence at Harper High School, one of many high schools deeply impacted by the city’s gun violence crisis. 29 students have been shot and 8 have died in the past year alone.

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