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Michelle Obama shares photos of ultra-private daughters Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, in rare personal update

Michelle Obama shares photos of ultra-private daughters Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, in rare personal update

Michelle Obama loves nothing more than being a mom and despite her daughters being thrown into the spotlight during their father Barack Obama’s time in office, she has always been incredibly protective of their privacy.  Even now, little is known about Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, who prefer to keep out of the spotlight, but ahead of Mother’s Day, Michelle delighted fans on social media after sharing some rare photos from their family album.  These have all been uploaded onto Pinterest, including a sweet photo of Michelle with Malia and Sasha as little girls, titled “me with my girls,” and another of Malia holding a baby Sasha.  You may also likeVIDEO: Michelle Obama opens up about being an empty nester Michelle posted her Pinterest board on Instagram alongside a message telling fans that she had returned to the popular photo sharing site.  She wrote: “I’m back on @Pinterest! Ahead of Mother’s Day, I’ve created a board that features some fun throwback photos, quotes from #TheLightWeCarry, and some beautiful artwork from artists who’ve shared the ways …

Michelle Obama, 60, highlights incredible physique in rainbow dress that gets fans talking

Michelle Obama, 60, highlights incredible physique in rainbow dress that gets fans talking

Michelle Obama has always had a fantastic dress sense, and she certainly ensured that she commanded attention with her latest look! The former FLOTUS stepped out in a head-turning rainbow colored Maxhosa dress on Tuesday night to celebrate the release of her book, The Light We Carry, in paperback.  Michelle accessorized her dress with an assortment of gold bangles and oversized hoops, and wore her hair in braids and styled in a side parting, tied up in a neat ponytail.  She posed with a copy of her book in her hand, and in the caption, she wrote: “I filled the pages of The Light We Carry with the wisdom and tools that I’ve found most helpful along my life’s journey.  You may also likeVIDEO: Michelle Obama opens up about being an empty nester “And in response, you all have shared some wonderful reflections about your own journeys, too. If you find a point that resonates with you as you’re reading, I hope you’ll share it with me by posting on social media and using #TheLightWeCarry. …

World Central Kitchen is saving lives with food but paying a price in blood

World Central Kitchen is saving lives with food but paying a price in blood

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deaths of seven World Central Kitchen workers in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza was a tragic turn for an American homegrown charity that, in less than 15 years, has mushroomed from the grassroots brainchild of a celebrity chef into one of the world’s most recognized food relief organizations. The killings also interrupted a crucial flow of desperately needed food into the besieged coastal strip, as international organizations and charities warn of a looming famine. World Central Kitchen, in partnership with the United Arab Emirates, had just delivered a cargo ship with 400 tons of canned goods from Cyprus to Gaza. Around 100 tons were unloaded before the charity suspended operations, in the wake of the attack; the rest was being taken back to Cyprus, Cypriot Foreign Ministry spokesman Theodoros Gotsis said. It’s an unprecedented crisis for José Andrés, the restauranteur who founded the charity to provide immediate food relief to disaster-stricken areas and has grown it into a global operation working in multiple war zones. Founded in 2010, the organization achieved …

The Most Consequential Recent First Lady

The Most Consequential Recent First Lady

The most consequential first lady of modern times was Melania Trump. I know, I know. We are supposed to believe it was Hillary Clinton, with her unbaked cookies and her pantsuits and her valiant but doomed attempts at health-care reform. But Melania Trump redefined the role of FLOTUS—by rejecting it. Back in 2017, she made a half-hearted effort at holding down what I believe to be the world’s most thankless job, and then she decided, like Bartleby the Scrivener, that she would prefer not to. Even more surprisingly, it turned out that no one could force her. For decades, we have been assured that American voters want an unblemished nuclear family—a supportive spouse and smiling children—in the White House. The Trumps smashed that norm, along with many others. In this year’s primary season, as her husband cruises toward renomination, Melania has largely remained out of the public eye: On her to-do list over the past few months, according to reports, has been to renegotiate her prenup. This is not how it is supposed to be. …

Disaster for Trump as Michelle Obama ‘could replace Joe Biden’ as presidential candidate | World | News

Disaster for Trump as Michelle Obama ‘could replace Joe Biden’ as presidential candidate | World | News

Joe Biden could be replaced by former First Lady Michelle Obama on the ticket to become the US’s next president – spelling potential disaster for Donald Trump, senior Republicans have warned. It follows increasing clamour by Democrats against the 81-year-old US President’s bid to serve a second term after a bombshell report found he had “significant limitations in his memory”. In a Justice Department investigation into Mr Biden’s handling of classified documents, special counsel Robert Hur found that he struggled to remember when he was vice president, or when his son died. When the US President angrily defended himself on Thursday, saying his memory was “fine”, he erroneously confused Mexico and Egypt when talking about the Middle East. It was not his first blunder last week. On Wednesday, he twice confused former German chancellor Angela Merkel for her predecessor Helmut Kohl when recounting a discussion during a G7 in 2021. And that followed an earlier gaffe when he misremembered the name of French President Emmanuel Macron – instead referring to Francois Mitterrand. Though the report …

Partying With Kieran Culkin, More

Partying With Kieran Culkin, More

Malia Obama stepped onto a red carpet last week for the first time with good reason. The former first daughter hit Park City for the Sundance Film Festival premiere of her short film The Heart, an 18-minute directorial debut that snagged a spot in the U.S. short fiction films program of the 2024 edition. The premiere screening happened on the fest’s opening day, Jan. 18, and screened two more times over the weekend. Malia Obama attended The Heart premiere and posed with her actors and short-film collaborators. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images It wasn’t all work and no play for the 25-year-old daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama. The Hollywood Reporter learned that after her big premiere, Malia swung by the Neon party at Sommsation Wine Lounge at local wine bar Old Town Cellars on Main Street. With secret service in tow, Malia chatted with The White Lotus stars Fred Hechinger and Will Sharpe. Other stars at the event —  which featured Sommsation’s luxury wine-tasting experience with pours from Terratorium, Halter Ranch and cocktails by Hendrick’s Gin — included Billy Magnussen and John …

Issa Rae and ‘Rap Sh!t’ Cast Predict 2024 Grammy Winners

Issa Rae and ‘Rap Sh!t’ Cast Predict 2024 Grammy Winners

For Issa Rae, music has always been an extra cast member on the call sheet. The nine-time Emmy nominee has used music as a storytelling tool, extending the voices of her complex and comedic characters — from the groundbreaking series Insecure and to her current adventure Rap Sh!t to the web series that launched her career, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. “Music elevates the storytelling of everything. I write to music, [and] you can have a scene that plays out great but music will add that little bit of tension, or that spark, or that feeling. It will cement a scene in your brain,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “There are so many songs that I associate with specific scenes that have also, in turn, affected my life and my memories, and it just adds an extra feeling to that song. So, they really work hand-in-hand beautifully.” Rae is so connected to music that it’s hard to not think of her when you look at the nominees at the 2024 Grammy Awards. SZA is …

Michelle Obama is ‘terrified’ of 2024 election result: ‘Keeps me up at night’ | US | News

Michelle Obama is ‘terrified’ of 2024 election result: ‘Keeps me up at night’ | US | News

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has said she is “terrified” over the outcome of the upcoming 2024 presidential election. Speaking on the On Purpose podcast with Jay Shetty, Obama said the prospect of the election is keeping her up at night as she continues her support for President Joe Biden, who is likely to face off against Donald Trump in the November 5 poll. “What’s going to happen in this next election? I’m terrified about what could possibly happen, because our leaders matter,” Obama told Shetty. “Who we select, who speaks for us, who holds that bully pulpit, it affects us in ways sometimes I think people take for granted. “The fact that people think that government — ‘eh, does it really even do anything?’ — and I’m like ‘Oh my God, does government do everything for us, and we cannot take this democracy for granted.’ READ MORE: Joe Biden ‘will pull out’ of 2024 election on health grounds as approval drops “And I worry sometimes that we do. Those are the things that keep …

Michelle Obama Says 2024 Election Worries Keep Her Up At Night

Michelle Obama Says 2024 Election Worries Keep Her Up At Night

Michelle Obama revealed in an interview Monday that among the things that keep her up at night are her fears about the 2024 election. “What’s going to happen in this next election? I am terrified about what could possibly happen, because our leaders matter ― who we select, who speaks for us, who holds that bully pulpit,” the former first lady said on Jay Shetty’s podcast On Purpose when he asked what keeps her up at night. “It affects us in ways that sometimes I think people take for granted,” Michelle Obama said. “You know, the fact that people think the government… doesn’t really even do anything. And I’m like, oh, my God, does government do everything for us? And we cannot take this democracy for granted. And sometimes I worry that we do. Those are the things that keep me up.” Former First Lady Michelle Obama says fears about the 2024 election are some of what keeps her up at night: “What’s going to happen in this next election? I am terrified about what …

Can We Abandon Our Delusions About Trump Supporters?

Can We Abandon Our Delusions About Trump Supporters?

In the last spring of the Obama administration, Michelle Obama was delivering her final commencement address as first lady, at City College of New York. Then, as now, the specter of Donald Trump had become the inescapable backdrop to everything. He’d spent the past year smashing every precept of restraint, every dignified tradition of the supposedly kindhearted nation he was seeking to lead. Obama couldn’t help but lob some barely cloaked denunciations of Trump’s wrecking-ball presidential campaign—the one that would soon be ratified with the Republican nomination. “That is not who we are,” the first lady assured the graduates. “That is not what this country stands for, no.” The promise did not age well. Not that November, and not since. Explore the January/February 2024 Issue Check out more from this issue and find your next story to read. View More “This is not who we are”: The would-be guardians of America’s better angels have been scolding us with this line for years. Or maybe they mean it as an affirmation. Either way, the axiom prompts …