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First Lady To Make Stop In South Florida

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Hooray!!! The First Lady LOVES South Florida!

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to make a stop in South Florida on Tuesday.

The first lady will attend a Democratic National Committee event in Miami.

Before that she is set to be in central Florida to promote the role school counselors play in helping families pursue higher education.

Obama is delivering remarks at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference in Orlando as part of her Reach Higher Initiative.

Reach Higher focuses on the importance of pursuing and completing some form of post-secondary education. It also encourages students to support President Barack Obama’s 2020 goal of America producing the world’s highest proportion of college graduates.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Covers ESSENCE Magazine, Talks Education, & Raising Smart Kids (DETAILS)

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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It’s no secret that First Lady Michelle Obama is extremely passionate about higher education, and this month she explains more to ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush.

A major ingredient in the recipe for success has to do with nurturing resilience in our children, Michelle explained.

“I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn’t shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at which you are really growing. It’s not just about grades or test scores. Today our kids may shy away from applying to college if they think they don’t have the right grade or test score. But the truth is that the kids who succeed and go on to be successful professionals are the ones who know how to work hard,” says Mrs. Obama.

However in order to even get that far, the First Lady explains that children have to see education…

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This Week’s #WCW – Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton AND First Lady Michelle Robinson Obama

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Between her interview with Diane Sawyer, tackling crucial issues in her new memoir “Hard Choices,” being a cover girl for this week’s “People” and the online (and offline) fervor for her run for President in 2016, this former NY senator and Secretary of State deserves a laudable spotlight.

But not to be outdone, First Lady Michelle Robinson Obama is equally qualified EVERY week for #WCW.

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Michelle Obama’s Secret to Paying for Stylish Wardrobe Revealed

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Good, I feel so much better about my Target/Old Navy/Forever 21/H&M wardrobe!

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Ever wonder how Michelle Obama is able to make an affordable fashion statement with her stylish wardrobe?

First, let’s cut to the chase. For all the haters: the taxpayers are NOT footing the bill.

Other than that, the answer is as classified as a covert military operation overseas. Although first ladies are expected to dress well, the Associated Press reports they don’t receive a clothing allowance or a salary to help pay for their clothing.

In its quest to find out who pays for Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe, the news organization referenced the adjusted income for the Obamas last year, which amounted to $481,000. Assets totaled $1.8 million to $7 million. In addition the AP mentions that Mrs. Obama (or rather her personal aide) looks for clothing discounts.

A complete breakdown of the situation comes courtesy of Joanna Rosholm, press secretary to the first lady, who admitted, “Mrs. Obama pays for…

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Richard Sherman Plays Seahawks ‘Cook’ To Michelle Obama’s ‘Reporter’

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Very cool!

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Super Bowl champs can cook, too?

Naw, not really. But Seahawks star Richard Sherman is not afraid to act like he can; especially since he’s joining teammates Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and First Lady Michelle Obama in a video to promote healthy school lunches.

The video was posted on Thursday and was filmed as part of Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. The campaign is designed to fight childhood obesity. Obama plays a sideline reporter in the video, telling Sherman to “take me through your final plate.”

“We’re the best chefs in the game,” Sherman yells in a parody of his famed postgame rant, “so when you try us with an easy meal like salmon cakes and succotash, that’s the result you’re going to get.”

Wilson and Thomas appear as sous chefs to Sherman, who wasn’t afraid to show off some of his football skills in the video, too.

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25 Badass Moms Who Are Doing It Right

Originally posted on Deepak verma:

Great moms are, in many ways, superheroes. They bring us into the world, take care of us, love us and teach us how to be good people
This Mother’s Day, salute your mom and these other moms who make being badass look easy.
See also: 7 Mother’s Day Alternatives to Your Fallback Gifts
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May 04, 2014 at 05:39PM

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NewsOne Minute: PETA After First Lady Over Easter Egg Roll

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Uh oh!

Originally posted on News One:

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PETA Goes After Michelle Obama on Easter Egg Roll

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, more fondly known as PETA, is targeting first lady Michelle Obama in a new YouTube video, pleading with her to end the tradition of using real eggs in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

In the 80-second video, titled “Michelle Obama, We Need to Talk!” three preteen girls tell the first lady how “disappointed” they are with the use of real eggs and how much “better than this” she is. Read more.

Lee Daniels, Cathy Hughes And Michael Ealy To Be Honored At VOICES Benefit Gala     

Brotherhood/Sister Sol — a youth-based non-profit organization based in Harlem — honor the achievements of its youth and the philanthropic work of some of the nation’s most distinguished and influential individuals.

This year, honorees of the 10th annual VOICES benefit include Academy Award nominated filmmaker…

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