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

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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.

Apparently Michael Ian Black And FLOTUS Have Some Beef

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy

Michael Ian Black and the First Lady are currently involved in a HUGE fight. At least, that's what Black told Sara Schaefer on the latest episode o...

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.

Why I Am Wearing Purple Today #SpiritDay

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

October 16 is the fifth annual #SpiritDay organized by GLAAD (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) to "go purple" and take a stand against bullying and show support of the LGBT(lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) youth.

FLOTUS: 'Turnip For What?!'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama channeled rapper Lil Jon in her latest push to promote healthy eating, taking his hit "Turn Down For What" and putting a gre...

The Best Moments From Michelle Obama's 'Celebration Of Design'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver & Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Style

We'll chalk up not receiving an e-vite to the "Celebration of Design" event at the White House on Wednesday to some sort of computer glitch. Nonethele...

Mechanical Issue Delays First Lady's Tennessee Trip

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who was the mystery passenger President Barack Obama greeted aboard a government aircraft after he spent most of the day in Florid...

Michelle Obama Reveals The 'Worst Time' Of Her Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

At the first White House Working Families Summit on Monday, President Obama spoke about how he plans to improve the experience of U.S. working parents...

FLOTUS Gets Gorgeous In Green

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Style

Michelle Obama isn't shy when it comes to wearing bold colors. We've seen her rock royal blue, look perfectly pretty in pink and stun in basically...

This Is What Happens When You Invite President Obama To Your Wedding

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings

Is it a pipe dream to think President Obama will actually show up to your wedding if you invite him? Yes, yes it is. Is it a pipe dream to think h...

Who Pays The Bill For Michelle Obama's Fabulous Clothes?

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 06.02.2014 | Style

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still...

Now THIS Is What You Wear To A Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.12.2014 | Style

Michelle Obama sure loves to give out hugs. (Our arms are open wide, FLOTUS!) The first lady extended a warm welcome to military mothers and their ...

First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Down and Dirty on Leadership

Rana Florida | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Just as a late spring thaw was finally settling in, I had the chance to catch up with the first lady, to ask her some important questions about leadership, collaboration and the balancing act of family, work and life. Her answers and insights reinforce her determination to get the job done.

A Definitive Ranking Of Michelle Obama's China Tour Style

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.26.2014 | Style

Michelle Obama's China tour (and Sasha and Malia's Far East spring break) has finally come to an end. Throughout the first lady's educational and cult...

LOOK: 9 Reasons We Can't Get Enough Of Michelle Obama Dancing Salsa

The Huffington Post | Hirania Luzardo | Posted 02.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Once again Michelle Obama proved that she has rhythm in her veins, especially when it comes to dancing salsa. This time she shared the moment with TV ...

Leslie Knope Is In For A Huge Treat

Posted 02.27.2014 | TV

Pawnee better make way for Michelle Obama! The First Lady will be making a cameo appearance on the season finale of the NBC series "Parks and Recre...

Michelle Obama: Sasha And Malia 'Want Nothing To Do With Us'

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 02.21.2014 | Celebrity

At 15- and 12-years old, it shouldn't be a huge surprise that the Obama girls are pulling away from their parents. It's perfectly normal at that age. ...

FLOTUS: Sasha And Malia 'Want Nothing To Do With Us'

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents

First Lady Michelle Obama joined her erstwhile dancing partner Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Thursday night to discuss, among other things, what it...

Proof That First Ladies Define Class

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 02.20.2014 | Style

We all obsess over Jackie O's iconic pink suit, the one she wore the day President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. And although she was an unforgett...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Stuns At State Dinner In A Powder Blue And Black Carolina Herrera

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer & Jamie Feldman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Style

FLOTUS stepped out Tuesday night in a flawless powder blue and black lace gown by Carolina Herrera for the State Dinner. As she and POTUS greeted Fren...

This Childhood Photo Of Michelle Obama Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

Welcome to the 50+ club! We know Michelle Obama's birthday was yesterday, but we're already reflecting -- it's our FLOTUS, for goodness' sake! If y...

Michelle Obama's 19 Best Hugs Make Us Feel All Warm And Cuddly

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Michelle Obama is a notorious hugger. Standing at almost 6-feet tall, the First Lady definitely knows how to give a heartfelt embrace -- and make ...

10 Things To Let Go Of When You Hit 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

1) Grudges Enter your fifth decade grudge-free. Grudges can eat at you long after the original insult or slight has passed. In fact, if left to feste...

Yagana Shah

Michelle Obama Shares Her Secrets For Aging Gracefully On Her 50th

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Happy 50th Birthday, Michelle Obama! While President Barack Obama has aged anywhere from 8 to 10 years since becoming commander in chief, according...

PHOTOS: Naomi Campbell Makes An Awesome Michelle Obama

Posted 10.24.2013 | Style

We've always thought Michelle Obama had the elegance and grace of a model. Thankfully, W read our minds and created a stunning fashion shoot starring ...