First Lady, Michelle Obama, sat down with Oprah Winfrey for the first White House United States of Women Summit, which was live-streamed.

Michelle shared with Oprah and the largely female crowd about her life as First Lady of the United States. They’ve also discussed self-worth, motherhood, “haters”, ummn ummn ummn moments like Prince and Stevie Wonder performing in the White House , visitors to the White House, shopping, and President Obama’s “swag”.

It was a delightful interview which felt like we were listening to two girlfriends chat.

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Our First Lady, Michelle Obama is just too kool for words. What other First Lady do YOU know, will enlist some of our favorite entertainers for a female anthem???

With the help of Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Lea Michele, Chloe x, Halle  Jada Grace, and songwriter Diane Warren, the charity anthem”This is For My Girls”,  will instill empowerment and encouragement in girls and young women all over the world! The anthem hits radio airwaves on Tuesday ahead of Obama’s scheduled keynote at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday.

“It’s kind of like ‘We Are the World’ meets ‘Lady Marmalade’ with these strong voices and strong women,” Warren told Billboard in an exclusive interview soon after the song’s radio release. “When was the last time you heard a song like this or a record that had this many amazing divas on it? I’m really proud.

 

The song, executive-produced by AOL’s inspirational women’s website MAKERS.com, will be available for sale only on iTunes starting at midnight on Wednesday to benefit the White House’s Let Girls Learn campaign and the estimated 62 million girls globally without access to education. All proceeds will go to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund because the featured artists all waived royalties and fees.

 

Speaking of Michelle, she can definitely add “HAWT MODEL” to her “resume”. The Verge recently featured the First Lady for an exclusive. Check out her awesome photos!

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In celebration of Black History Month, Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, hosted Dance At The White House, a special workshop where iconic dancers teach kids dance lessons.

 

Debbie Allen, legendary choreographer and my second auntie in my head (Patti is the 1st), was there with her kids, doing what they do best, accompanied by African drummers. Those beautiful little ladies were puttin’ in WORK!

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Honey!!!!! Things are heating up at the @WhiteHouse!!! #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse #BlackHiatoryMonth

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Chile, we are DANCING at The @WhiteHouse this morning!!!!!!😘

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Hip-Hop choreographer, Fatima Robinson, Alvin Ailey’s Judith Jameson, and Dance Theater of Harlem’s Virginia Johnson were also in attendance. Fatima has a lot of other great things going. Take a read about it here . 

The First Lady also moderated a panel discussion with the iconic dancers and an audience Q&A session with Washington, DC dance students. The students were given the exclusive opportunity to not only learn from the choreographers, they were also a part of dance workshops where they learned from the iconic dancers, themselves.

Those Obamas are really showing off in The White House for Black History Month!
First Beyonce, then Kendrick, then fierce little black girls with some of the BADDEST black women in dance, doing what they do best AT 1600 Pennslyvania Ave. We’ll never see that many black folks in The White House like this for a very long time.

This piece is definitely befitting for Black History Month, and I just cannot do a Throwback Thursday without writing about this special moment between this Super couple. It was 2008 when Barack Obama made history becoming our first black president. The Neighbors Ball on ABC was in full effect with some of our biggest stars in music and films, celebrating our new first couple. This special dance was Barack and Michelle Obama’s first dance as the President Of The United States and The First Lady. It was such a beautiful but pivotal moment in black history…a moment we’ll never forget!

 

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