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MICHELLE OBAMA MAKES THE 100 MOST BEAUTIFUL LIST AND YOU BETTER BELIEVE THAT THIS BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ONE ON IT UNLESS THERE ARE OTHER BLACK SKINNED BEAUTIES ON IT!-FROM TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER,LONDON

June 8, 2009

THIS BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ON THE LIST UNLESS SHE HAS OTHER BLACK SKINNED BEAUTIES TO COMPETE WITH HER!

THIS BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ON THE LIST UNLESS SHE HAS OTHER BLACK SKINNED BEAUTIES TO COMPETE WITH HER!

from telegraph.co.uk

Michelle Obama named as one of the 100 most beautiful women in the world

Michelle Obama, who was named one of the 100 most beautiful women in the world by the American men’s magazine Maxim, seems to have made less of an impression on Iman, the supermodel.

Tim Walker. Edited by Richard Eden
Published: 9:58PM BST 17 May 2009

Michelle Obama was No 91 on the magazine Maxim’s list Photo: GETTY
According to David Bowie’s wife, Mrs Obama is “not a great beauty”.

Iman, 53, insists that she did not, however, mean it as an insult.

“She is so interesting looking and so bright,” says the model. “That will always take you further. When you’re a great beauty, it’s always downhill for you.”

The First Lady was No 93 in the magazine’s list, beating Padma Lakshmi, the former wife of Sir Salman Rushdie, and Marisa Tomei, the Hollywood actress.

Iman was reflecting on the experiences of black women who achieve fame, such as Mrs Obama, the first black American First Lady, who is a lawyer by training and a former executive.

Iman said that her own rise to stardom did not free her from racism. “You suddenly represent a whole race, and that race goes, ‘Well, that person does not represent our ideals of beauty’. For lack of a better term, it becomes what it was like during slavery,” she said.

“One had the field nigger and the house nigger. There was this notion that I was chosen by white fashion editors to be better than the rest, which I am not.

“I did not like being thought of as the house nigger.”

MICHELLE OBAMA!-HAVING A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY AS THE FIRST BLACK FIRST LADY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR ALL BLACK WOMEN!-FROM NEWSWEEK,NOV. 2008

June 6, 2009

MICHELLE OBAMA IS A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!

MICHELLE OBAMA IS A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!

from newsweek.com

Charles Ommanney / Getty Images for Newsweek
Michelle Obama, in Sioux City, Iowa.

OPINION
What Michelle Can Teach Us

Forget Claire Huxtable. She could be a real-life role model for black women.

By Allison Samuels | NEWSWEEK
Published Nov 1, 2008
From the magazine issue dated Nov 10, 2008

Throughout this long, tense election, everyone has focused on the presidential candidates and how they’ll change America. Rightly so. But selfishly, I’m more fascinated by Michelle Obama and what she might be able to do, not just for this country, but for me as an African-American woman. As the potential First Lady, she would have the world’s attention. And that means that for the first time people will have a chance to get up close and personal with the type of African-American woman they so rarely see.

Usually, the lives of black women go largely unexamined. The prevailing theory seems to be that we’re all hot-tempered single mothers who can’t keep a man and, according to CNN’s “Black in America,” documentary, those of us who aren’t street-walking crack addicts are on the verge of dying from AIDS. As writer Rebecca Walker put it on her Facebook page: “CNN should call me next time they really want to show diversity and meet real black women that nobody seems to talk about.”

Like Walker, I too know more than my share of black women who have little in common with the black female images I see in the media. My “sistafriends” are mostly college educated, in healthy, productive relationships and have a major aversion to sassy one-liners. They are teachers, doctors and business owners. Of course, there are those of us who never get the chance to pull it together. And we accept and embrace them—but their stories can’t and shouldn’t be the only ones told.

Yet pop culture continues to hold a very unevolved view of African-American women. Take HBO’s new vampire saga “True Blood.” Even in the world of make-believe, black women still can’t escape the stereotype of being neck-swirling, eye-rolling, oversexed females raised by our never-married, alcoholic mothers. Where is Claire Huxtable when you need her?

These images have helped define the way all black women are viewed, including Michelle Obama. Before she ever gets the chance to commit to a cause, charity or foundation as First Lady, her most urgent and perhaps most complicated duty may be simply to be herself.

It won’t be easy. Since her emergence on the national scene, Obama has been deemed radical, divisive and the adjective that no modern-day black woman can live without: angry. Thankfully, so far, she’s endured these demeaning accusations with a smile and shrug—at least in public. But if she does end up in the White House, continuing to dial back her straightforward, vibrant personality isn’t the answer. In the same way that Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton each redefined what it meant to be First Lady, Michelle will forge her own path. Not only will she draw the usual criticisms, but she’ll be open to some new ones too. I eagerly await the public reaction if Sasha and Malia ever sport cornrows or afro puffs on the South Lawn. And if Michelle decides to champion a program that benefits black youth, will her critics slam her for being too parochial?
To be fair, Hillary Clinton’s early involvement in her husband’s administration (think health-care reform) brought a major backlash. But there’s no real evidence of Michelle Obama’s desire to be a huge presence in her husband’s potential administration. Besides helping military families, we don’t even have many clues about what projects she might tackle.

Whatever she does, I hope she doesn’t fall victim to critics with little point of reference. Take this month’s issue of Town and Country magazine. An article—written by a white female reporter—offers advice to both potential First Ladies. The writer suggests Cindy McCain let her “personality and experience shine” and motivate others to give back.

For Michelle, the writer suggests that she avoid “popping off when your guard is down” and to be careful “about how, when and if she injects her ethnicity … into her platform as First Lady.”

The underlying message is that the last thing anyone needs to be reminded of is that Michelle Obama is all black, unlike her husband, who is mixed—as the writer points out for seemingly no reason.

And that speaks to the larger issue that Michelle Obama could pose for the media. Because few mainstream publications have done in-depth features on regular African American women (and no, Halle Berry, Oprah and Beyoncé don’t count), little is known about who we are, what we think and what we face on a regular basis. For better or worse, Michelle will become a stand-in for us all.

Just as she will have her critics, she will also have millions of adoring fans who usually have little interest in the First Lady. African-American blogs such as Sisterlicious, Black Girls Rock and That Black Girl Group have all written about what they’d like to see Michelle bring to the White House—mainly showing the world that a black woman can support her man and raise a strong black family. As contributor Felicia Jones wrote on one blog, “Michelle Obama will be the hero my little girls have been looking for. The hero doesn’t have to shake her booty or point her finger to get noticed and respected. My little girls finally have a role model.” Michelle will have to work to please everyone—an impossible task. But for many African-American women like me, just a little of her poise, confidence and intellect will go a long way in changing an image that’s been around for far too long.

© 2008

OBAMA!-THIS BLACK MAN HAS MADE HIS BLACK SKINNED QUEEN,QUEEN OF THE WORLD!

April 15, 2009

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MICHELLE OBAMA IS A PROUD BLACK SKINNED SISTER WHO BROKE THE ANTI-BLACK SKIN BIAS CEILING OF WHITEamerikkka!-FROM HUFFINGTONPOST.COM

March 31, 2009

MICHELLE,A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!

MICHELLE,A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!

A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY WITH HER BLACK PRESIDENT HUSBAND!

A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY WITH HER BLACK PRESIDENT HUSBAND!
from huffingtonpost.com

Carlos Watson MSNBC Anchor
Posted March 16, 2009
America’s Skin-Deep Crush on Michelle Obama

America has fallen for Michelle Obama. Fashionistas love her style. Ivy Leaguers love her class. Moms love her priorities. Even white guys are crushing on her. The First Lady is everywhere: Vogue, O, this week’s New York Magazine. Like her husband, Michelle is a canvas onto which people can paint whatever they like, a mirror in which we can all glimpse something of ourselves. What do I see? Not those famous arms.

I see dark skin.

America may be falling for Michelle, but it wasn’t love at first sight. When I heard her described as “intimidating” and “angry” or as Obama’s “baby mama,” I often looked at her rich, brown skin and saw the reason. In this country, you’re less likely to get a job if your skin is dark. I can tell you from experience, you’re less likely to get a cab. Think of the A-list African-American cover girls whose ranks Michelle has joined: Beyonce, Rihanna, Halle Berry — none share her complexion. Academic studies show that Americans of all colors associate light skin with attraction and intelligence, and dark skin with poverty and fear.

Those “Americans of all colors” include African-American men, who are often criticized for preferring light-skinned or white partners. The literature on this is explosive and exhaustive, from Morrison to McMillan, Essence to Encarta. No doubt many black women, when they first heard of Barack Obama, assumed he followed the trend: prominent black man, light-skinned or non-black wife. Then they saw Michelle.

More than 1 in 5 of the votes that put Obama in office were cast by African-Americans, almost two-thirds of them women. African-Americans made the difference in critical states: Virginia, North Carolina, and Indiana, among others. Would the black community have supported Obama that enthusiastically if his wife had been lighter? I don’t think so. And if she had been white? Forget it. Obama’s ship would have sunk before it left the shores of Lake Michigan, his presidential run impossible without the early and deep backing of so many black women who believe that successful black Americans should work and love together in order to advance the community as a whole.

To be clear, I’m not saying that all black women feel this way, or that all white Americans initially hesitated to embrace Michelle because her skin is darker than Beyonce’s. But Michelle’s complexion has helped shape the way the world sees the Obamas, moving the national and international conversation on race forward in the process.

And I admire her for that.


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