Posts Tagged ‘#LetsMove

18
Nov
16

First Lady Michelle Obama: A Champion For The World

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Jonathan Van Meter: Michelle Obama: A Candid Conversation With America’s Champion And Mother in Chief

Once she got her daughters acclimated—she routinely referred to herself as “Mom in chief”—the Harvard-educated lawyer took on issues like support for military families and healthy eating. “It was pooh-poohed as a sort of soft swing at the ball,” she says. By the middle of the second term, she had become more ambitious—launching two education initiatives, Reach Higher and Let Girls Learn—and over the past year and a half finding her métier, turning herself into the First Lady of Popular Culture, mastering social media (thanks to her proximity to a certain couple of teenage girls), appearing as herself on shows like NCIS and Parks and Recreation, singing karaoke with James Corden, and basically charming the pants off of everyone. Somewhere along the way, she became the greatest political communicator of our time—better than Bill Clinton, better than her husband—someone whose speeches actually start national conversations. And throughout all of this, she has remained one of the most glamorous women in the world—admired by teenagers and grandmothers alike—

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whose daring fashion instincts have won her near-universal accolades from an industry that had a champion in the White House for the first time in decades. When she wore that showstopping Atelier Versace rose-gold chain-mail column to her final state dinner in October, the Internet worked itself into a state of collective mourning over the fact that there will be no more Michelle Obama fashion moments to obsess about. The White House has changed quite a bit in the past eight years, becoming much warmer, far less formal, and distinctly more diverse. Obamalot, if you will. They have created an ecosystem that is so effortlessly inclusive that, for example, Joe Mahshie, a trip coordinator for the First Lady, and Brian Mosteller, director of Oval Office operations, were married by Joe Biden at his home just a few months ago. Mahshie, my minder today, tells me that he first met Mrs. Obama when his then boyfriend Mosteller took him to join the SoulCycle class that the First Lady goes to once a week with White House staffers. Mahshie and Mrs. Obama struck up a conversation; one of her staffers was taken aback by his forwardness: “Do you know her?” No, we just met, he replied. “Was I not supposed to talk to her? Should I have curtsied?” He laughs. “She creates that possibility.”

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20
Oct
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

10:35AM: President Obama departs the White House

1:10PM: President Obama arrives in Miami

1:55PM: President Obama delivers remarks about the Affordable Care Act at Miami Dade College

4:05PM: President Obama delivers remarks at a Hillary for America campaign event at Florida Memorial University

5:30PM: President Obama participates in a fundraiser for Democratic governors

6:40PM: President Obama departs  Miami

9:10PM: President Obama arrives at the White House

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07
Oct
16

Chat Away: White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest

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First Lady Michelle Obama embraces President Barack Obama as he surprises her during the White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest

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Pete Souza: President Obama talks with Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of “Let’s Move!”, and former Executive Director of “Let’s Move!” Sam Kass during the fall harvest in the White House Kitchen Garden

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07
Oct
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

10AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:05AM: President Obama departs the White House

1:05PM: President Obama arrives in Chicago

2:35PM: President Obama delivers remarks

2:35PM: President Obama delivers remarks at a fundraiser for House Democrats; private residence

5PM: President Obama delivers remarks at a fundraiser for DNC; private residence

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06
Oct
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

10:45AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

10:45AM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

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11AM: President Obama welcomes the Pittsburgh Penguins

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12:30PM: President Obama has lunch with Vice President Biden

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3PM: White House Kitchen Garden Fall 2016 Harvest

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14
Sep
16

First Lady Michelle Obama On Ellen

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Ellen and First Lady Michelle Obama dancing on the Ellen DeGeneres show

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09
Sep
16

A Shining Beacon

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Taylor Lewis: President And Michelle Obama’s Legacy Lives On In October Issue Of ESSENCE

It’s the end of an era. While the Obamas are hoping that their initiatives—My Brother’s Keeper, Let’s Move, Let Girls Learn, to name a few—will live on, the couple hopes to hold onto the memories that they’ve made during their eights years in DC. Some of my fondest memories of the White House are just being with the girls on a summer night and walking the dogs around the South Lawn, talking and listening to them, trying to get Bo to move because sometimes it’s hot.”

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“I think when it comes to Black kids, it means something for them to have spent most of their life seeing the family in the White House look like them,” Mrs. Obama said. “It matters. All the future work that Barack talked about, I think over these last few years, we’ve kind of knocked the ceiling of limitation off the roofs of many young kids; imaginations of what’s possible for them. And as a mother, I wouldn’t underestimate how important that is, having that vision that you can really do anything—not because somebody told you, but because you’ve seen and experienced it. I think that will be a lasting impact on our kids.”

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24
Aug
16

First Lady Michelle Obama: Leader. Icon. Change Maker.

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Ted Johnson: Michelle Obama Interview: How FLOTUS Used Pop Culture Stardom To Make An Impact

“What I have never been afraid of is to be a little silly, and you can engage people that way,” Obama says in an interview with Variety in her upstairs White House office, decorated in an eclectic mix of abstract art and framed mementos from her tenure. “My view is, first you get them to laugh, then you get them to listen.  Has it worked? A case in point: The Carpool Karaoke segment highlighted one of Obama’s key initiatives, Let Girls Learn, a worldwide plan of action to promote girls’ access to education. She and Corden also sang “This Is for My Girls,” According to Nielsen, digital sales of “This Is for My Girls” climbed a whopping 1,562% in the week after the segment aired. And it generated almost 40 million views on YouTube. Her first major push to engage the entertainment community came in June 2011, when she appeared at the Writers Guild of America, West to talk about her initiative to support military families, called Joining Forces, and to encourage content creators to incorporate stories about military families in their shows and movies. “Army Wives” creator Katherine Fugate says that shows like “Glee” and “Grey’s Anatomy” followed suit by featuring episodes with military characters. She credits the first lady’s ability to connect with audiences — and with people individually.

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“For so many people, television and movies may be the only way they understand people who aren’t like them,” she says. “And when I come across many little black girls who come up to me over the course of this 7½ years with tears in their eyes, and they say: ‘Thank you for being a role model for me. I don’t see educated black women on TV, and the fact that you’re first lady validates who I am….’”She adds, “My mom says it all the time: ‘People are so enamored of Michelle and Barack Obama.’ And she says, ‘There are millions of Michelle and Barack Obamas.’ We’re not new. We’re not special. People who come from intact families who are educated, who have values, who care for their kids, who raise their kids — if you don’t see that on TV, and you don’t live in communities with people like me, you never know who we are, and you can make and be susceptible to all sorts of assumptions and stereotypes and biases, based on nothing but what you see and hear on TV. So it becomes very important for the world to see different images of each other, so that, again, we can develop empathy and understanding.”

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15
Jul
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

10AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

1PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

3:10PM: President Obama hosts a reception for the diplomatic corps in the East Room

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06
Jun
16

The President And First Lady’s Day

US President Barack Obama honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House

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US President Barack Obama poses with the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with coach NFL Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak he honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama poses with the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama gestures during a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison (R) prepare ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest for cooking with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students. She welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) prepares ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest for cooking with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and TV host Rachael Ray (R) cook ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and TV host Rachael Ray cook ingredient from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama hugs a student after they participated in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 




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