Monday, May 04, 2015
Monday, May 04, 2015
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
By Gwynne Hogan
“The best moment of my life,” said Annie Willis, the New York teen who invited Michelle Obama to visit Global Kids.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
By Darlene Superville : Associated Press
Michelle Obama said Tuesday that it isn't something to be introduced after student test scores go up but is a critical element of achieving those higher test scores in the first place.
Friday, September 07, 2012
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
By Baratunde Thurston : Writer, Comedian, WNYC Special Correspondent
Cory Booker and Deval Patrick moved the crowd in exceptional ways, ways that worried me. Would there be enough inspiring-black-man sauce left for President Obama Thursday night?
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
The convention looks like the America the Obama team describes: diverse, cross-generational, truly a nation inside the hall. And the crowd was ready to cheer for a beloved First Lady who delivered the most passionate and successful speech of the night.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
New York Times correspondent and author of American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns, discusses her book about the ancestry of Michelle Obama, illuminating the complexity of racial intermingling in a changing nation.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
The candidate’s wife is now front and center throughout the campaign. While they're expected to speak at national conventions and fundraisers, their role is still constrained. Now that Mitt Romney's officially secured the Republican nomination, Ann Romney joins Michelle Obama in the spotlight.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Michelle Obama has been everywhere from a West Point mess hall to a NASCAR speedway in the past year to drum up support for military families through her "joining forces" campaign. On Wednesday, she marked the program's one-year anniversary by taking stock of what's been done and challenging Americans to do even more.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
On "Late Night with David Letterman" on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about the notion of unconditional love, going to Target, personal conversations with Barack and her dog, Bo. Watch video clips from the show here.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Jodi Kantor, correspondent for The New York Times, has written a new book called "The Obamas," which gives an inside look into the first family. Specifically, she reports on Michelle Obama's role as First Lady and her interactions with the President and with his senior advisers. Though Mrs. Obama has not yet read the book, in a CBS This Morning interview she responded that people have tried to portray her as an "angry black woman" since the day her husband announced his bid for the presidency.
Monday, January 09, 2012
In the past, first ladies were expected to be pleasant housewives that did a little charity work on the side. But Michelle Obama has bucked that trend: as a Harvard-trained lawyer with a significant career, she has criticized both her husband and his staff. A new book about the first family, "The Obamas" also elaborates on her discomfort with the media spotlight as well as with remaining on the sidelines.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
By Erin Evans
It's not everyday that schoolchildren from New York City get to visit the White House -- plus meet Michelle Obama. But it happened on Wednesday when students from two groups accepted the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for their programs, which bring together students from across the city and enhance learning.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
First lady Michelle Obama continues her trip in South Africa today, after visiting former President Nelson Mandela. She headed to Soweto to give a keynote speech to the Young African Women Leaders Forum today. Tomorrow she will visit the prison cell Mandela lived for decades; and then addresses young people at the University of Cape Town.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Michelle Obama is hosting a poetry program tonight at the White House, and her guest will be hop-hop artist, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known as, Common. Many conservatives are outraged by this decision, Fox News called the rapper, "vile." Conservatives are pointing to a set of lyrics from Common's "A Letter to the Law," where he says:"With that happening, why they messing with Saddam? Burn a Bush cos' for peace he no push no button. Killing over oil and grease, no weapons of destruction."
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By Azi Paybarah
Lincoln Restler and his campaign manager, Sarah Baker, share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama.
Obama's campaign was the catalyst for Restler's own scrappy, and narrowly successful, fight to become a Democratic district leader in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn County Democratic organization is still controlled by Assemblyman Vito Lopez who, reportedly, has not been eager to embrace some of the Obama-inspired activists in the borough.