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  Michelle Obama is on a roll after the release of her best-selling book, Becoming, and folks who are lucky enough to catch her on her book tour are in for a major musical treat. Our Forever First Lady enlisted the help of The Roots drummer Questlove to curate a custom playlist that includes more than 300 of […]

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There is no doubt that Becoming, the memoir from our forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama, is at the top of everyone’s reading list. The Hill reported that the memoir sold more than 725,000 copies on its first day on the market, making it one of the largest single-day sales of the year in book publishing. Although Michelle Obama is no longer […]

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The latest episode of Black Glam features legendary makeup artist, Sam Fine, who shares his road to success with our host, Johnny Wright. After spending 30 years as one of the most recognized and respected makeup artists in the game, his roster of celebrity clients includes beauties like Tyra Banks, Queen Latifah, Iman, Patti LaBelle, […]

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  Michelle Obama just announced plan to embark on a 10-city tour to promote her highly-anticipated memoir, Becoming. She will make stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Detroit, Denver, San Jose and Dallas and treat fans to intimate conversations about her life and her journey to becoming our nation’s first Black […]

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Issa Rae isn’t here for First Lady Melania Trump’s support of her HBO show “Insecure.” The star […]

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For the inaugural episode of our new series, Black Glam, TheGrio.com‘s Chief Content Officer, Amy Dubois Barnett interviewed celebrity stylist and our style correspondent, Johnny Wright, about his road to success and learned he was a bit of a hairstyling prodigy. “My mother was my first client and of course she was extremely supportive of […]

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Michelle Obama turned 54 this week, and she reportedly celebrated quietly with some close family and friends. Chef Spike Mendelsohn told Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times that the party was meant to be “very low-key.” She apparently “wanted a relaxed birthday party this time.” –Michelle Obama throws tasteful shade at Trump’s Twitter fingers– “It was not going to […]

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There will never be another First Lady like Michelle Obama...

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the weight of the office of President of the United States Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women...

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On Monday, the White House released Melania Trump’s official portrait as the First Lady of the United States. Both Michelle Obama and Melania Trump have shifted away from the traditional painting medium for portraits for the First Ladies. Lady Bird Johnson was the only other First Lady to use a photograph for her portrait, while all […]

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“Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group has fired its director after she wrote a Facebook post referring to first lady Michelle Obama as an "ape in heels."...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama gave their final Christmas address to the nation on Saturday. In it, they wished families all across the country a wonderful holiday...

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A wealthy businessman who co-chaired president-Elect Donald Trump's state campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that he told an alternative newspaper he hoped President Barack Obama would die from mad cow disease and that the first lady would "return to being a male."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Michelle Obama considered the daunting prospect of becoming first lady, she purposely avoided turning to books by her predecessors for guidance. Instead, she turned inward...

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When she leaves the office, we’ll lose the only first lady to hold two Ivy League degrees. Her coming of age story is a true example of the American Dream.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — As first ladies they could hardly have been more different. But as Democrats looking to fire up female voters, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were firmly bonded on Thursday...

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While the rest of the world analyzes First Lady Michelle Obama‘s old 2008 DNC speech word for word, the FLOTUS has been off having a blast.  A preview of a new “Carpool Karaoke” segment with James Corden shows Mrs. Obama like we’ve never seen her before. —Plagiarism: Melania Trump lifted parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech The Late Late Show’s […]

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MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Michelle Obama told Moroccan teenage girls that her parents knew the value of education, her brother set an example "and I thought if he can do it, then I can do it, because I know I am smarter than him!"

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Michelle Obama’s time as First Lady of the United States may be coming to a close, but she isn’t finished yet. At the inaugural United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., the First Lady convened more than 5,000 women from across the country to talk about women’s progress and the “work left to do” […]

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Founder and executive director of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! DJ Beverly Bond founded the youth organization […]

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