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PHOTOS: Malia And Sasha Are Seriously Adorable!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Black Voices

The apples haven't fallen too far from the tree. Malia and Sasha Obama have proven once again that they are fabulously following in their mother's...

Malia And Sasha Are Seriously Adorable!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Style

The apples haven't fallen too far from the tree. Malia and Sasha Obama have proven once again that they are fabulously following in their mother's...

Ancestors of Michelle Obama in the 1940 Census

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

The cost for nine relatives of the First Lady -- including her mother, grandparents and great-grandparents -- to rent these cozy quarters in 1940? $45 a month or roughly the equivalent of $737 today.

Why Women Know They Can Count on Obama

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

These are but a handful of reasons why Obama is the right man for the job of president. Obama takes good care of his women, his children, and his animals. He is a man of character -- he is a real mensch. Women can trust him... and men can trust him, too.

FLOTUS Covers EBONY And Talks Being Mom-In-Chief

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Black Voices

Mom-in-chief First Lady Michelle Obama sat down for an intimate chat with EBONY's editor-in-chief Amy DuBois Barnett for the publication's May "Mother...

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Purnell Shields

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago
Megan Smolenyak

D.T. lived in hopeful expectation, but even today, it's stunning to think that the life of this one-time slave overlapped with that of his great-granddaughter, Marian, who now resides in the White House.

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Rebecca Jumper (aka Coleman)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.22.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Michelle's maternal grandmother, Rebecca Jumper, did an admirable job of keeping her past a secret, but that's probably because she didn't know much about it herself. That's unfortunate, because hers is an intriguing history.

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Chicago Beginnings

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.31.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama's presence in the White House is historic. A hundred years from now, scholars and school children will still be stud...

White House Easter Egg Roll: WATCH IT LIVE (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*Scroll down for VIDEO, PHOTOS, and ongoing UPDATES* Today is the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll, which means one thing: PARTY! Entertainment...

PHOTOS: The Obama Family In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Obama family arrived in Chicago Thursday evening and will spend Memorial Day weekend in their Kenwood home. First lady Michelle Obama, daughters...

Michelle Obama's Roots: "Colored Persons Cohabiting ... on 27th February, 1866"

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

President Obama's election was no doubt historic, but in a sense, the presence of Michelle Obama in the White House is even more remarkable. She, dau...

Barack Obama Basketball PHOTOS: Obama Family Attends Oregon State-George Washington Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

President Obama attended today's Oregon State-George Washington University basketball game to cheer on his brother-in-law, Beavers coach Craig Robinso...

Michelle Obama's First Lady-Like Hair Classical Music Concert (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Update 11/5: Last night the first family--the president, first lady, Malia, Sasha, and First Granny Marian Robinson--hosted an evening of classical mu...

Let Grandparents Have Their Say On Grandparents Day

Barbara Graham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Graham

Instead of the wussy-sounding Grandparents Day, I propose we get real and change the holiday's name to Let Grandparents Have Their Say Day.

Pretty In Prints! Marian 'First Granny' Robinson Hits Her Style Stride (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

As Michelle Obama's mother, Marian "First Granny" Robinson was enlisted to help the Obamas make their transition from Chicago to Washington, and she's...

Marian Robinson, Obama Grandmother, Discusses "Wonderful" Life In The White House: Sasha, Malia Growing Up So "Grandma Is Beginning To Feel Left Out" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Marian Robinson, the nation's Grandmother-in-Chief, has opened up recently about what her life is like at the White House. Despite Ms. Robinson's ini...

'First Granny' Marian Robinson Savors New Life, Busy Schedule In Washington

nytimes.com | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Marian Robinson, President Obama's mother-in-law, moved into the White House "kicking and screaming," said her son, Craig Robinson. She had never live...

Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama Essence Cover (PHOTOS)

Essence/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The first granny, Marian Robinson, is on her first magazine cover this month alongside daughter Michelle Obama. Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Obama sat for E...

Obamas Return From Second Trip To Camp David (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obamas returned to Camp David this weekend for their second trip to the presidential retreat. The getaway was short; the family left on Satur...

The Obamas Take First Marine One Trip For Overnight At Camp David (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Obama family took their first trip on Marine One for an overnight stay at Camp David on Saturday. The whole family, including First Lady Miche...

Jill Biden, 'First Granny' Marian Robinson Step Out Together For Alvin Ailey Celebration

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Gala honorary co-chairman Michelle Fenty, who lunched with her husband Mayor Adrian Fenty and the Obamas recently at Georgia Brown's, said she was sur...

To Grandmother's White House We Go

Amy Goyer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Goyer

And now it's official: The White House will have a First Grandmother. The Obama transition team confirmed this afternoon that 71-year-old Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama's mother, will move into the White House.

Grandma's in the House

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

For the new First Family, having Grandma in the house will be a comfort and source of both strength, and calm -- not only for the children, but for the President and First Lady as well.

My Sunday by Marian Robinson

Victoria Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Victoria Roberts

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Big Momma Is In The (White) House

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yvonne R. Davis

Analyzed as part of the multi-generational black family, grandmothers have often served as both patriarch and matriarch, guiding the black family through the toils and crises of our time.