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Inside The Estimate That Says Michelle Obama Drove $2.7B To The Retail Sector — And Grew Company Stocks By 2.3 Percent

Michelle Obama is a historic First Lady. As the first Black woman to ever hold the coveted title, the woman born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson in Chicago, IL, was put under a microscope almost from the moment her husband, President Barack Obama, took office. Fortunately, however, Mrs. Obama handled the newfound pressure with her trademark grace. “Being the first Black anything is gonna be hard,” she told Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America.” “I knew, as the first Black first lady, I couldn’t presume anything … I’d have to earn my grace.” Today, Michelle Obama has more than “earned her grace.” As AfroTech previously reported, she’s earned a $70 million net worth, inked a separate deal with Spotify for her own podcast, hosted voter drives to encourage young people to vote, and even got inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. And that’s just the beginning. But where Mrs. Obama really shines is in her ability to influence markets. More than just being a “pretty face” to look...

Michelle Obama, NASA Engineer Katherine Johnson Among 2021 National Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

Former first lady Michelle Obama leads this year’s class of National Women’s Hall of Fame inductees, which also includes NASA’s first Black woman engineer Katherine Johnson, according to CNN. As the first Black woman to serve as the first lady of the United States, the National Women’s Hall of Fame credits her as having “emerged as one of the most influential and iconic women of the 21st century,” according to a statement on the organization’s website. “Both in and out of the White House, Michelle Obama has accomplished her initiatives and so much more—becoming an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, international adolescent girls’ education,” it continues. Additionally, the organization shares that Obama has established herself as “a strong advocate for women and girls” in the U.S. and around the world. Over the years, Michelle Obama has established herself as an incredible leader and advocate among all, creating multiple advocacy...

Njera Perkins

Mar 10, 2021

Netflix to Give a 'Rare' Look at Michelle Obama's Life Through New Documentary

Netflix is planning to release a documentary on former First Lady Michelle Obama’s life based on her best-selling memoir, “Becoming.” I’m excited to share that on May 6, @Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film. — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 27, 2020 The documentary appropriately named after Obama’s book — which originated with the Obamas’ Higher Ground production company — will pick up where the memoir left off. “Those months I spent traveling — meeting and connecting with people in cities across the globe — drove home the idea that what we share in common is deep and real and can’t be messed with,” she shared in a statement . Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Following the book’s release, Obama embarked on a 34-city tour that she took to...

Njera Perkins

Apr 27, 2020

Michelle Obama and DJ D-Nice Team Up to Host Virtual Voter Registration Party

DJ D-Nice is taking his Homeschool virtual party to the next level as he teams up with former First Lady Michelle Obama to help register eligible voters. The famed DJ has been trending all week long for his epic jam sessions with record-setting viewer numbers. Now he’s doing his part for voter registration, with the help of Obama’s nonprofit organization When We All Vote, to host Couch Party, a virtual dance party to help get people registered to vote right from the convenience of their homes. The virtual party features a three-hour set allowing volunteers to send texts to help eligible citizens register to vote while also enjoying some great tunes. Michelle Obama went from attending D-Nice’s virtual set over the weekend to tapping into the fun with her proactive initiative. While we continue to wait on more COVID-19 updates, people are getting more creative with how we normalize our new reality. “As our reality...

Njera Perkins

Mar 25, 2020

Michelle Obama Calls Attention to Women's Education in Upcoming YouTube Special

International Women’s Day made a huge splash on social media this year, but former First Lady Michelle Obama is taking it a step further to spotlight the next generation of young women. Obama shared yesterday that she will be starring in an upcoming YouTube special , Creators for Change on Girls’ Education, that will include discussions centered around the state of girls’ education around the world with YouTube creators Liza Koshy, Prajakta Koli, and Thembe Mahlaba. “As young leaders, you guys are going to be the change agents,” she tells the three creators in the trailer, which released on Sunday. She announced the exciting news via Instagram posting a photo of the four hosts. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) According to People , the new special will take viewers to Vietnam, India, and Namibia, where the creators will visit programs supported by the Girls Opportunity Alliance . During the special, they will speak with young girls who are...

Njera Perkins

Mar 9, 2020

Nike Foundation Makes $5M Commitment to Sports Facility at Obama Presidential Center

This week, the Nike Foundation announced a donation of $5 million for an athletic facility to be constructed as part of the upcoming Barack Obama Presidential Center. The installation of the facility will mark the first time that a public athletic arena will become part of a presidential complex. The Barack Obama Presidential Center will be established on the South Side of Chicago to honor the contributions and legacy of its namesake, the 44 th president of the United States and the nation’s first Black president. Furnished with a museum, library, and forum , the Center will provide opportunities for those to visit, read, research, and reflect. Much like the Nike facility adjacent to it, the majority of the space will be free and open to the public. The creation of the Nike facility is very much aligned with the spirit of connection to community that the Obamas epitomize, not only through their humanitarian efforts, but also through their athletic endeavors. That community spirit is...

Emily Adeyanju

Jan 17, 2020