Tag: Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama To Receive U.S. Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award

NewsOne Featured Video Throughout her entire career, former first lady Michelle Obama has tapped into the power of civic engagement and the Chicago native will be honored for the contributions she’s made towards advancing social justice and human rights. According to The Hill, the National Civil Rights Museum will bestow Obama with the prestigious Freedom […]

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The Obama Cinematic Universe Continues With New HBO Docuseries and Book

President Barack Obama as he returns to the White House following a trip to the Arctic Circle on September 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I’m pretty sure if you looked up the phrase “booked and busy” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Barack and Michelle Obama. Advertisement Okay, so […]

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Finding Me: Viola Davis Announces an Upcoming Memoir

Photo: Rachel Murray (Getty Images) Viola Davis has a story to tell—and no, it’s not How to Get Away With Murder. On Wednesday, it was announced that Davis will be releasing a memoir titled Finding Me in April of next year. Advertisement “I believe that our stories, and the courage to share them, is the […]

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From Trayvon Martin To Naomi Osaka: Megyn Kelly’s Top Racist Moments

NewsOne Featured Video UPDATED: 7:00 p.m. ET, July 19, 2021 Originally published: Jan. 12, 2019 Megyn Kelly is back in the news again for all the wrong reasons. The one-time TV host-turned disgraced, conservative social media troll has already been outed as all but a white supremacist, what with her privileged views on blackface. But […]

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Michelle Obama Set to Make First Public Appearance Since the Pandemic

Michelle Obama on stage of the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on April 9, 2019 during a tour to promote her memoir “Becoming”.Photo: Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix for AFP (Getty Images) Michelle Obama will be making her first in-person appearance soon! People reports that the former First Lady (forever in my head, if you ask […]

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The Beef Between Lauren Boebert and AOC, Explained

Lauren BoebertImage: JASON CONNOLLY (Getty Images) Everyone loves an educated adult fight, but it’s a bit unfair when one of the said adults is the majestic and pristine Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other is a gun-toting trash can who has been arrested more times than Kim Kardashian has been married. Advertisement For some reason, […]

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Tucker Carlson Pretends to Care About Racism While Calling Out Don Lemon for His Blackface Cookie Jar

Screenshot: Fox News Video I’m not sure when news anchors started engaging in the journalistic equivalent of releasing dis tracks, but Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and CNN’s Don Lemon have spent the last year or so cementing themselves as the Drake vs. Pusha T of the mainstream media world. (I was going to go with […]

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How We Do: What to Gift Your ‘I Do’ Crew

Photo: pixelheadphoto digitalskillet (Shutterstock) The Root has so enjoyed kicking off wedding season with “How We Do,” our series of gift guides, style experts and love stories, aimed at helping our readers find some inspiration for their own nuptials and unions. But if you’ve ever planned a wedding, you know it’s not just about you […]

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Sasha Obama Is 20 Today, and I’m Not Old, You’re Old

U.S. President Barack Obama’s daughter Sasha watches him from the Truman Balcony after he arrived on the south lawn of the White House via Marine One May 14, 2009 in Washington, DC.Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Maybe it’s because I’m from the South Side of Chicago and vividly remember meeting a pre-parenthood Michelle Obama back […]

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Barack and Michelle Obama Are Bringing a ‘Civics Remix’ in New Kids Series for Netflix

(L-) Barack Obama and his wife Michelle close the Obama Foundation Summit on October 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (R-) A still from their upcoming Netflix series, We the People.Image: Scott Olson for Getty Images/Netflix (Getty Images) If there’s one couple who’s been absolutely booked and busy since their departure from the White House, it’s […]

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Billboard Music Awards 2021: The Weeknd Wins Big and Drake Does the Very Opposite of Hiding His Kid

The Weeknd and Drake pose backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021. Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images) On Sunday, artists from around the world gathered at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles in hopes of owning one of those coveted gold microphones. That’s right, the 2021 Billboard Music Awards ceremony […]

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‘They Could Say Whatever They Wanted’: Michelle Obama’s Secret Service Couldn’t Protect Her From Racist ‘Hecklers’

Former First Lady Michelle Obama talks to the audience at the Reach Higher Initiative Beating the Odds Summit to support first-generation college-bound students on June 14, 2018 in Washington, DC.Photo: Shannon Finney If you thought the onslaught of racist vitriol directed at former first lady Michelle Obama was difficult to read and hear about, imagine […]

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