South African President Gives Michelle Obama the Cold Shoulder


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World “South African President Jacob Zuma snubbed the visiting Michelle Obama by sending his prisons minister to meet the first lady at the airport and failing to see her during her three-day stay”, according to reports from The Telegraph. Yes, it is true that Zuma was traveling during one portion of […]

Listen Up: Michelle Obama’s Remarks at African Women Leaders Forum


MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  It is such a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you today.   I want to start by thanking Graca Machel for that just gracious, kind introduction.  It is overwhelming.  And I want to thank her for her lifetime of service as a […]

Michelle Obama and Family Meet with Nelson Mandela


Your Black World Reports After visiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation to view his personal papers, Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, mother Marian Robinson, and niece and nephew Leslie and Avery Robinson were personally invited to the former South African president’s home.   Mrs. Obama and her family spent 20 minutes with the anti-apartheid icon […]

Michelle Obama Takes a Trip to Africa

on April 22, 2010 in Washington, DC.

First lady Michelle Obama (pictured) is headed to Africa on a mission to find young leaders: “We’ll be looking across the continent for young people — just like you — to help lead the way,” she said about the trip. Obama will make stops in South Africa and Botswana during her next week’s visit. Not only […]

Michelle Obama to Appear on Nickelodeon


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Our very own First Lady Michell Obama is going to make an appearance on one of Nickelodeon’s most watched shows — “iCarly.” The network president, Cyma Zarghami, made the announcement on Wednesday that the first lady will be on the show promoting her Joining Forces initiative — increasing awareness and support for military […]

Michelle Obama Goes Gardening with Native American Children


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama spent the day in her garden alongside Native-American children she invited to help her plant and harvest vegetables. They planted corn, beans, and squash — also know as the “three sisters.” They also picked some of the ripe vegetables planted two months ago. These will […]

President Obama Heads Over to France


by Ayvaunn Penn, At least it looks like the British Isles have forgiven Mr. President for his Westminster date-signing switch up. As Obama departs from the United Kingdom, UK reporters say that Obama’s visit is looked upon as successful. In fact, just last night in an expression of gratitude, the president and first lady hosted a […]

Michelle Obama Inspires London School Girls With Visit


Your Black World Reports First Lady, Michelle Obama has many examples of how work ethic can create the life you envision despite your circumstances.  She used herself as an example when talking with 35 girls from a multiethnic school in one of London’s most economically deprived areas. “I remember back when I was your age, […]

President Obama Signs the Wrong Date at Westminster Abbey


by Ayvaunn Penn, News reporters are having a ball telling the world of a split-second mistake President Obama made in not-quite-literary history. Mr. President accidently wrote the inappropriate date in the Westminster Abbey Distinguished Visitors’ Book while signing his name.  Instead of writing 2011, he wrote 2008. According to reports, he had even asked Dean […]

Michelle Obama Says She Hopes Her Husband Gets a Second Term


From The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama made her first foray into the 2012 presidential campaign Thursday, telling donors that her husband needs them to “work like you have never worked before” so he can finish the job he started. Though the first lady said President Barack Obama has accomplished much in almost 2½ […]

The Obamas Reveal How They Manage Their Investments


Your Black World Reports Yes, that’s right! According to CNN Money, “The president and First Lady reported no debts.” Many people are curious and want to know what’s up with the first family and their funds. So, let me tell you how the Obamas make their green backs work for them. Based on a financial […]

Michelle Obama’s Speech at Spelman (Video)


Elegant, beautiful and intelligent, first lady Michelle Obama addresses the outstanding women at Spelman College. Click here to watch      

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at Spelman Graduation


MRS. OBAMA:  Well, goodness.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Let me tell you it is a pleasure and an honor — yes, Chicago — (laughter and applause) — to be with all of you today. And I want to thank President Tatum for her leadership and for that very kind and generous introduction.  She is such an […]

Michelle Obama Takes Heat for Inviting Rapper Common to the White House


Your Black World Reports First Lady Michelle Obama has planned an evening of poetry tonight, and many people are up in arms about one of her invitees, poet and  rapper Common.  His attendance and him performing are considered inappropriate to critics, including The Daily Caller and Fox News, who’s headline reads:  “Michelle Obama Hosting Vile […]

Michelle Obama Dances with Kids at the White House (Video)


It seems that First Lady Michelle Obama is taking her healthy kids role seriously.  Mrs. Obama spent her time dancing with children at the White House, playing kick ball with them, and doing all the things that first ladies don’t normally do.  She must be given credit for expanding the role of the First Lady […]