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Underrated Gems from Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’

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I see Michelle Obama as the human embodiment of my favorite Emily Dickinson poem, which begins: “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers/That perches in the soul,/And sings the tune without the words,/And never stops at all.” Mrs. Obama makes my heart feel light; her warmth fills me with faith in my own worth …

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Richard Tanne takes Audiences to the Southside with Michelle and Barack Obama

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Many people are unaware of the existence of “Southside with You,” which is now being played in select theaters. Directed by Richard Tanne, this movie tells a loose version of the story of how the Obama’s got to know each other. The movie follows the couple as they explore (what Michelle denies to be) their …

The Michelle Obama Phenomenon

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Ever since Michelle Obama first came into the public eye in 2008, she’s been making headlines. First, and possibly most memorably, there was the craze about her (admittedly fabulous) arms, which got everyone from moms to grandmothers to young women talking about her workout regimen. After that initial frenzy, Michelle continued to be in the …

Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter Cast As “First Couple” In Upcoming Romantic Dramedy

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“Southside With You,” a romantic dramedy documenting the fateful first date of Barack and Michelle Obama back in 1989, has cast its main characters. Parker Sawyers will portray a young Obama as he tries to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (played by Tika Sumpter) on a rendezvous to the Art Institute of Chicago, a screening of ...

Michelle Obama Unites with the #BringBackOurGirls Movement

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Since nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls went missing over three weeks ago, the widespread hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has been shared over 1 million times. “Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls,” First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted, adding her voice among the millions. Not only have people been spreading this hashtag, there ...