Bangs on women in the political arena are not new. They shield wrinkles and eye makeup from prying eyes and overblown image analysis. Hair, like clothing, can increase or decrease the appearance of age with equal alacrity.
The state of waters in our nation is a problem that deserves serious attention. Water is life, and what's in our water glass is just as important as how many times a day we raise it.
If Mrs. Obama is unwilling to highlight that water should replace sugary drinks and hesitant to promote tap water as heavily as bottled, I'm going to be deeply disappointed.
In Chicago, the U.S. city that suffers the highest rates of gun violence and murder, a small team of unlikely adults employs a surprising technique to...
Five years ago, I could have only dreamed that we would bring Laura Bush and Michelle Obama together on an international stage to discuss their experiences as first ladies with their counterparts.
Instead of using his platform to inform viewers and listeners, inspire democratic debate and intelligent discourse, Mr. Limbaugh seems to delight in using his position to spew vitriol.
Sometimes you need a flowchart to understand all the connections between public figures in Illinois. That certainly could be useful in the case of the suit filed by Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan against Gov. Pat Quinn.
The first lady Michelle Obama has worn Barbara Tfank's elegant silk dresses multiple times. Perhaps the most memorable of all is the the floral number the first lady wore to meet the Queen of England.
It is amazing how the simple basics, like having robes to accommodate all body sizes can be overlooked at the finest of facilities.
Peacemaking circles, a cornerstone tool of the restorative justice movement, bring together victims and perpetrators, estranged or upset family members -- and on a weekly basis at The Center, members of opposing gangs.
A tiny white nun with glasses and grey hair, Donna rolls down her window to wave to everyone she passes on the street, from heavily armed police patrols to clusters of men she knows to be gang members.
"I'm always shocked by how many of our kids say, 'Let me show you my bullet scars.' One boy in our program still has a bullet lodged in his abdomen. It's not really about being cool, like other teenagers with their tattoos: It's more like, this is who I am."
It's not that I am not happy for Will and Kate -- I suppose that I am, as I would be for any couple giving birth to a healthy baby. However, I simply couldn't watch all the media coverage, as it brought up all the pain, time and energy I spent in pursuit of my own baby bump, birth and baby.
A little over two years ago, you made that statement while making a big splash by announcing that MLB was supporting Michelle Obama's Let's Move! fitness and nutrition campaign to attack childhood obesity. Since that time, you and the majority of MLB teams have become junk food pushers of the worst kind.
Don't be surprised if Hillary Clinton announces her historic candidacy for the presidency of the United States just five days after our nation celebrates its birthday and its independence in the City of Brotherly Love.
As we approach this July 4th, Americans have a lot to celebrate in not only their elected presidents but also their first ladies who represent bipartisan commitment to empowering women and improving the health and well-being of the people of Africa and around the world.