By Leanne Italie Associated Press NEW YORK – Healthy food and plenty of exercise. The challenges military families face. Education for girls around the globe. The feel-good initiatives of first lady Michelle Obama have served as both inspiration and eight years of teaching moments for many families. So what, exactly, do they think is her […]
WASHINGTON (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. In their first joint appearance on the campaign trail, Mrs. Obama and Clinton talked up their shared respect, common values and singular goal: […]
PHILADELPHIA — Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was time for them, too, to rally behind her in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump. “Any objective observer will conclude that […]
By Shanderia K. Posey Editor She hasn’t seen it yet, but somebody somewhere has a photo of Charence Higgins, Miss Jackson State University 2015-2016, greeting First Lady Michelle Obama prior to commencement last Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Higgins and JSU’s Student Government Association president for 2015-2016, Rashad Moore, were the only two students […]
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama told graduates of a historically black university in Mississippi on Saturday that “the power of voting is real and lasting” and they need to cast ballots to protect civil-rights advances made by previous generations. She said many young African-Americans have disenfranchised themselves because […]
The Mississippi Link Newswire First Lady Michelle Obama will reportedly be the commencement speaker for Jackson State University’s ceremony set for 10 a.m. April 23, at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. More details of the First Lady’s visit will released as they become available.
By STACY A. ANDERSON WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called “the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”Obama was joined by his wife, Michelle, as they hosted a White House reception for Black History Month. The president said his family, including daughters Sasha and Malia, […]
By Lonnie Ross Online Editor Efforts continue at local and national levels to inform more people about the benefits of the health care law, especially the investments the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes in the African American community. President Barack Obama and his aides […]