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From Beach House to the White House: How 'Aladdin''s Courtney Reed Spent Her Summer Vacation

Jim Hill | Posted 09.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

After spending the last year and a half soaring high above the stage floor of the New Amsterdam Theatre aboard a magic carpet, Courtney Reed (who plays Princess Jasmine in the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin) was ready for some more down-to-earth activities.

First Ladies' Legacies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Studies show that college freshmen are familiar with First Ladies, even if they can name few other women throughout U.S. history who were not celebrities or sports figures.

The Most Stylish First Ladies In U.S. History

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kathryn Hempstead Michelle Obama’s sleeveless dresses. Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits. Laura Bush&rsqu...

A Challenge to the World: Let Girls Learn

Tina Tchen | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Tina Tchen

Today we join our colleagues around the world at the Oslo Summit on Education for Development because the President and First Lady see the issue of more than 62 million girls around the world out of school as a global crisis--one in which we must work together to solve in unprecedented ways.

Michelle Obama Lights Candles For Victims Of Charleston Church Shooting

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

MILAN (AP) — Michelle Obama and her daughters visited Milan's Duomo cathedral on Thursday, where an official traveling with her said they lit candle...

Little Girl Can't Believe Michelle Obama Is 51

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

One young girl sure did make first lady Michelle Obama’s Wednesday. During the question-and-answer portion of the White House's annual Take Our D...

First Lady President: Hillary Clinton's Ignored First Lady Factor

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Even if people absolutely, insanely despise her, or more fairly make a rational argument against the value of any of her "official" public service, nobody can deny that Hillary Clinton has achieved the rarest of statuses, that of a living legend.

Student Academic Success Gets Boost From Fitness and Nutrition

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 06.07.2015 | Education
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

As Mrs. Obama asserted, "if we all keep pushing forward, day after day, year after year, we will finally be able to give our kids the healthy futures they so richly deserve."

Michelle Obama Dances Real Cool To Celebrate 5 Years Of 'Let's Move!'

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

First lady Michelle Obama will make a special appearance on Friday's “Sunny Side Up Show,” a morning TV program for preschoolers, in celebration o...

Virginia Gentlewomen

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The daughter of a free white man and an enslaved black woman, she sued for her freedom. Through petition, her case was sent to the Virginia General Assembly and she was freed in 1656.

White House Gets Active For Its Annual Easter Egg Roll

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

Small children crowded the South Lawn of the White House on Monday for the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by President Barack Obama a...

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 06.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

How The 'Let Girls Learn' Campaign Can Impact Education Internationally

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact

First Lady Michelle Obama is working to improve education not just in the United States, but on a global level. Obama announced this week that she wil...

This FLOTUS Sandwich Is The Selfie 'Scandal' Fans Have Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama might have just one-upped her husband and daughters with her selfie game -- at least "Scandal" fans will think so. Monda...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Bush Family, Ranked Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

Bush Family, Ranked Edition Most of the people who run for president of the United States don't have to stand before the world and plea...

FLOTUS's Uncovered Head Overly Covered by Media

Deanna Othman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media
Deanna Othman

Whether Obama wore a scarf or not, this incident is evident of the fact that the actions of women are interpreted and analyzed through the lens of patriarchy and detached from the political and social conditions that enable the oppression of women.

Rising Above the Noise on Climate

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

Limiting the pollution that causes climate change by getting us away from coal burning power plants and moving us towards a clean energy future is a critical step in tackling this crisis and the problems that come with it.

Formerly Homeless Teen Went From Shelter To Michelle Obama's SOTU Guest

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

Anthony Mendez knows a thing or two about defeating the odds. The 19-year-old's best friend was shot and killed during a neighborhood feud in 2011,...

Fulmoth Kearney, President Obama's Irish Immigrant Ancestor, Gets a Tombstone

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2007, I researched then-candidate Barack Obama's roots and identified one of his third great-grandparents, Fulmoth Kearney of Ireland, as the most recent immigrant on his mother's side of the family.

Michelle Obama Asks Students To Vote Early

AP | By KYLE POTTER and RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who power...

Exclusive: A Private Meeting with President Obama to Discuss ISIS and Boko Haram

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Tanya Young Williams

I spoke with Anthony Egbase, exclusively, to learn more about how the Obama administration's plans to deal with ISIS and Boko Haram in the wake of the escalated terrorist attacks.

Melvina's Descendants, Michelle Obama's Cousins

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.20.2014 | Black Voices
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2009, I traced the then-new First Lady's family tree back four or five generations on all branches, but of all the ancestors I uncovered, it was a great-great-great-grandmother named Melvina Shields McGruder who captured my attention.

Congressman Calls For Secret Service Head To 'Step Down'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that it would be best for Julia Pierson to step down from her position as director of the U.S. Secret Service...

Tim Gunn Sizes Up First Lady Fashion Dos And Don'ts

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 10.01.2014 | Style

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope and got an approving nod, but not all first ladies fared as well — Hilla...

These Women Are More Than Just Queens And First Ladies

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

Though their official titles range from "first lady" to "queen," these women have accomplished far more than being married to heads of state. Read bel...