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Obama Family's Night Out

AP | Posted 05.31.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is spending a night out with his family after a week of presidential duties that took him from Oklahoma to Illino...

Michelle Obama, Prince Harry And Jill Biden Honor Military Moms

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama and military mothers had high tea like the British on Thursday. The afternoon White House affair, hosted by the first la...

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...

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...

Marian Robinson Calls Bo 'Precious'

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — First grandmother Marian Robinson didn't have a dog growing up. Neither did her daughter, first lady Michelle Obama. But since Bo mo...

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...

Obama Census Choice: African-American

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — He may be the world's foremost mixed-race leader, but when it came to the official government head count, President Barack Obama ga...

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...

Marian Robinson, Obama Mother-In-Law, Enjoying White House Life

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's mother-in-law lived her entire life in Chicago, so it was only natural that her move to the White House ca...

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...

Michelle Obama's Father, Fraser Robinson III, NOT Buried At Burr Oak Cemetery: White House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The White House, correcting earlier reports, says Michelle Obama's father is not buried at a cemetery where workers are accused of dig...

Obama Girls' San Francisco Cable Car Ride

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

SAN FRANCISCO — The daughters of President Barack Obama have helped inaugurate something new in San Francisco. While their mom, Michelle Obama,...

'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 'First Granny' Robinson: I Have Always Looked Up To Michelle

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is a role model for many people, including her mother. "Michelle has always been Michelle. And she has a...

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...