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The First Family attended the USA vs Brazil basketball game last night. When the First Couple was caught on kiss cam weeMichelle Malia urges them on.
Yes, I was being facetious with the title, but this post gets better. I promise.
The Obama Campaign has released a video of Beyoncé reading her letter to First Lady Michelle Obama that was originally posted on the singer’s Tumblr page in April. While I’m not sure if the note is exactly an open letter. The singer's note begins with a salutation but reads like a statement. However, Beyoncé is not famous for her poetic prose, although the National Association of Black Journalist may beg to differ.
Back in May when FLOTUS told People that if she could trade places with anyone in the world it would be Beyoncé one writer called the First Lady and the singer’s mutual admiration “a problematic love fest.” Demetria Lucas of The Root stated…
“Let's keep it funky, folks: Beyoncé's talent -- the one that's made her a multimillionaire and a household name -- is the ability to habitually line-step on the Madonna-whore dichotomy. That is to say, she has mastered the art of moving her tush like a stripper and her hips like a porn star, and she still manages to be perceived as a lady and some sort of feminist. Women who have done the same or less have faced more criticism.”
Today First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon honoring the Smithsonian's 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winners.
FLOTUS addresses supporters in Orlando, FL this week
This week with FLOTUS includes threats, farm fundraisers, Let’s Move!, a battleground state and speculation over what would happen if First Lady Michelle Obama decided to run for political office.
A DC police officer threatened to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama. According to The Raw Story…
“A D.C. police officer who worked as a motorcycle escort for White House officials is under investigation for allegedly threatening to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama.
The Washington Post reported that the officer allegedly told his colleagues he wanted to shoot the First Lady and described the firearm he would use.
The officer, who has not been identified, was moved to administrative duty amid the investigation.”
Other reports also state that the officer pulled out his cell phone to show a picture of the firearm he would use to do the shooting. In a perfect world this officer’s career would be over. However, with the poor history local police departments have disciplining their own I'm skeptical. Will the officer simply be reassigned only to resurface years later when he unloads on some other unsuspecting citizen? I'm also curious and would like to know the officer’s identity and backstory. Have we reached a point in this country where animosity and intolerance are so great that people need to screened and placed in jobs according to their political affiliation? What happened to respect the office regardless of the person is the seat? Did we not learn anything from 2000 to 2008?
Courtesy of the White House Blog...
"What a pleasure it was to travel to Nashville, Tennessee with the First Lady as she addressed the 49th Quadrennial Session of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church's General Conference. The AME Church is the nation's oldest African American denomination. Tracing its roots back to the time of slavery in the late 1700s, the minister who started the first AME church did so after his former church demanded African Americans worship in a segregated balcony. Since then the denomination – fueled by the strength, determination, and unflinching faith that sustained that early church – has been an engine for change in communities throughout American history. AME churches have been stops on the Underground Railroad, hosts of civil rights marches, and even, founders of universities."
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First Lady Michelle Obama showed off her double dutch skills once again on Live! With Kelly. This is why we love her! Mrs Obama is hands down the coolest First Lady ever. She undoubtedly will be a tough act to follow.
First Lady Michelle Obama is now on Pinterest! FLOTUS joined the inspiration picture pin up site on Wednesday. The board is run by the Obama 2012 campaign but I am sure we can look forward to the First Lady doing some personal pinning of her own. With over 16,000 followers 3 boards and 16 pins, FLOTUS only follows one user, POTUS of course. It's been a long time coming and I'm looking forward to following her pins. Hope those Obama 2012 pinners are creative and don't just repin the standard campaign trail photos. Happy pinning FLOTUS!