We all know by heart Michelle Obama’s public story: The girl from the South Side of Chicago, raised by incredibly hard-working parents. The descendant of slaves who attended two Ivy League institutions and then returned home to invest in her community, eventually meeting her beloved husband and raising two daughters.…
Melania Trump may claim to be the most bullied person in the world, but truly, has there been any first lady more scrutinized than Michelle Obama? During her time in the White House (and before—and since), Obama was attacked for her race, her hair, her body, and her mere existence as a black woman in a space many…
Michelle Obama’s highly anticipated new memoir drops today—as anyone who’s been within a stone’s throw of the internet, a TV, or a radio likely knows by now. But in the days before its release, Becoming has already topped a couple best-seller lists, thanks to a massive amount of preorders.
There is a lot we want to know about Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, the highly gifted young girl from Chicago’s South Side who made history as America’s first black first lady. What she smells like, for example, or whether she fantasized about throwing a shoe at the back of Donald Trump’s squirrelly toupee at his…
Despite all the abuse she endured while in the White House, Michelle Obama is indisputably one of the most likable first ladies ever to inhabit the role. And in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey for Elle magazine, she gets candid about being one half of a famously political couple, doubles down on her assessment of…
Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, drops tomorrow—and though dribs and drabs of tea from the #ForeverFirstLady’s new book have been circulating through various media outlets in the last week, we’re ready to receive the full kettle like manna from the heavens come Tuesday.
Some people have the uncanny ability to conceal their disdain for you while in your presence. They can smile in your face, inquire about your family, and somehow, remain cordial while simultaneously orchestrating your demise.
We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with the incredible Halloween costumes we saw this week, but this one stole our hearts.
In the latest chess move by the Obamas, the former president and first lady—arguably the best to ever sit in the White House—have licensed a book about the Trump White House which could be crafted into a series that shows just how incompetent the Trump administration really is.
There are only 11 days left before the 2018 midterm elections, and efforts to make sure people get out to the polls and vote are ramping up. Michelle Obama, co-chair of When We All Vote, has launched a new digital campaign that aims to get all Americans involved in making sure their friends and family vote this…
There has never been a time in American history when they haven’t used violent force to scare, bully, intimate, injure, maim, disfigure, and murder.
It’s something of an understatement to say that anticipation is high for this year’s midterms. Researchers and pollsters around the country are predicting record high turnout for the 2018 elections—with one NPR story predicting as many as 47 percent to 50 percent of eligible voters will cast a ballot this year.
Do you know what today is? It’s their anniversary! Today’s the day Michelle and Barack Obama celebrate 26 years of marriage and remind us that they’re the epitome of #RelationshipGoals.
Wait ... I’m not going to meet Michelle Obama?
Earlier today, Tyrannosaurus Lobotomy crawled from out of her loft space in a Lululemon changing room trash can to tweet that Michelle Obama should “sit down” because Obama referred to her husband, Barack Obama, as a great president during a rally in Las Vegas.
When We All Vote, the non-profit, non-partisan voting initiative started by Michelle Obama, is gearing up for its National Week of Action in a major way: by helping you get registered to vote.
Join The Root and special guests Janelle Monáe and Angela Rye as we partner up with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote campaign at the campus of Spelman College on Thursday, Sept. 27.
What obstacles have you faced while trying to get ahead in life? That’s the question asked of former first lady Michelle Obama, Kelly Rowland, Nick Cannon, Ciara, Jussie Smollett, Questlove, Keke Palmer and more in Reach Higher’s “Worth It” video, which premiered on Tuesday.
Michelle Obama will be hitting the road this November to promote her highly anticipated new memoir, Becoming. The 10-city book tour will kick off in Obama’s hometown of Chicago, before hitting stops at major cities across the country, including Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas, and Detroit.
“Tonight’s honorees represent our radiance and our royalty … Thank you all for showing the world how bright we shine and how hard we rock,” said Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond, speaking to the audience at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center during the Black Girls Rock! Awards, which aired on BET on Sunday…