August 28, 2013

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Michelle Obama @The March On Washington

Anniversary of March on Washington

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, DC. Our First Lady, Michelle Obama popped in a Tracy Reese red floral embellished black flared dress. I don’t think it’s a coinky-dink that the First Lady chose this dress as Tracy is currently the most successful women’s wear designer and oh yeah, if you didn’t know, she’s a Black woman. What better way to commemorate jobs, freedom and Read more...

January 17, 2013

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Happy Birthday First Lady Michelle Obama!

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While I’m working on other projects and can’t blog as much as I’d like, I’m happy that so many of my most favorite women are Capricorns, giving me the opportunity to give quick shout-outs of birthday love. Yesterday was Sade’s birthday and it also would’ve been Aaliyah’s 34th, God rest her soul.

Today is none other than our First Lady Michelle Obama’s 49th birthday! She set the celebration off with a social media bang this Read more...

October 31, 2012

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The Wonder That Is Michelle Obama!

It’s Halloween and my mind couldn’t be further away from tricks and treats than it is right now. Yes, I’m stunned, transfixed even, by the images on my television of the devastation left in Sandy’s wake. And to be honest, right now there is probably only one thing that grips my heart harder than the images of the burnt smoldering ash that was once the thriving neighborhood of Breezy Point and that’s the fact that Read more...

January 17, 2012

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Behind EVERY Great Man, Is a Great Woman!

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama went out to lunch one day and suddenly the owner of the restaurant walked over to greet them. The owner kindly introduced himself to the President, then turned and told the First Lady, “WOW MICHELLE, YOU STILL LOOK GREAT!” As the owner walked away from the table, the POTUS asked Mrs. Obama, “Someone you know from the past?” Mrs. Obama responded, “Yeah, he had a strong crush Read more...

November 29, 2011

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First Lady: Uppity? “I just own my happiness!”

Last week mush-mouth Rush Limbaugh was up to his old moronic tricks chasing his tail and flapping his gums like a pigeon in its first bird bath. Wet winged, err right-winged and ignoring the fodder that is Herman Cain’s antics, he chose to pick on someone else? The First Fam– specifically Michelle Obama. Limbaugh explained the booing of the First Lady at a NASCAR event in Florida as the crowd’s frustration with her “screwy” expenditures Read more...

November 11, 2011

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First Lady: Her Garden of Eatin’

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The First Lady has been on the move and tending to her garden this autumn, a love that she plans to document in her upcoming book, “American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools and Communities,” scheduled to be released on (my birthday) April 10, 2012 (gift-wrap won’t be necessary!:)

“It’s important for people to understand that this garden, our 1,100-square-feet plus…cost us about two hundred dollars to plant. You don’t have Read more...

October 29, 2009

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From Hottentot Venus To The White House

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Last Saturday’s dreary grayness did not stop me and about 100 women from attending NY Open Center’s panel, “From Hottentot Venus To The White House: Black Women On Beauty & Bodies.”  The panelists were Veronica Webb (Super+Role Model), Tricia Rose (Chair, Africana Studies @Brown U.), Susan Akkad (SVP Corporate Marketing/Diversity for Estee Lauder) with Michaela angela Davis (Cultural Critic) moderating.

I settled in with style maven Sharon Pendana sitting on my left and Ngozi Odita, founder Read more...