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Happy birthday Michelle Obama! 50 & Fabulous

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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President Obama: Michelle is Like Beyonce; ‘She Upgraded Me’

First Lady Michelle Obama covers the latest issue of Vogue. In a great interview with both her and her husband, President Obama gives Michelle props for improving his sense of style: “Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song. ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me.”

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President Obama Still Needs to Speak to Youth of Chicago

Michelle Obama’s plan to attend Hadiya’s funeral is a wonderful gesture. But it does not address the systemic issues contributing to gun violence in Chicago. Mr. President! Come home! We need your voice and leadership!

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First Lady Michelle Obama Will Attend Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Michelle Obama will reportedly attend the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton. She’ll be accompanied by Valerie Jarret, senior adviser to the President, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Services will be held at the Greater Harvest Baptist Church, at 5121 State Street at 9am.

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On Revolutionary Black Womanhood

It’s an odd experience when two seemingly unrelated stories subtly and symbolically collide. In one corner, Michelle Obama wowed audiences with her speech at the Democratic National Convention two weeks ago. In the other, Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers’ Union, led Chicago Public Schools teachers into a fight with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, when […]

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