Last week we reported that fifty percent of African American women are obese and that the rate of obesity has hit a plateau. Now Michelle Obama is asking the mayors of cities around the country to help fight the epidemic. Read the latest info on the nation's obesity rate Star Jones spoke out about obesity in America Keep up with the First Lady's agendaread more...
ESSENCE.com has followed First Lady Michelle Obama nearly every day since she moved in to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue earlier this year. We've watched her transition from corporate lawyer to First Lady with ease. We've smiled watching her and President Barack Obama reminding us of the beauty of Black love. We've rallied around her whenever we felt a hint of injustice. But mostly, we've stood in admiration of her intelligence and grace. ESSENCE.com has collected all our First Lady Michelle Obama content for you in case you want to reminisce about this past year.read more...
The American public is feeling our first lady according to a recent Marist College Poll. CNN.com reported that Michelle Obama's ratings are on the rise, as more registered voters in America approve of Mrs. O's performance than they did in March. "The survey shows that 57 percent of registered voters approve of Obama's performance as first lady, up 7 points from a Marist poll conducted in March. Twenty-four percent said it has been fair, while 10 percent thought she is doing a poor job. ...The poll of 858 registered voters was conducted on December 2, 3 and 7. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent," the article reads. While the American public is certainly warming up to Michelle Obama, only 37 percent believe she's improved upon the role of first lady and 46 say she's done nothing to change the job. What's your approval rating? Has Michelle Obama transformed her role? How? Read the Whole Story on CNN.read more...
First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the White House's seven christmas trees last night - the biggest of which is decorated with recycled ornaments from previous administrations. Lady O has chosen a stunning, yet pared-down color palette of brown, gold, claret and cinnamon to go along with her holiday theme of "Reflect, Rejoice, Renew."read more...