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So, Michelle Obama Is Gon’ Just Be Outchea Staying Awesome, Huh? With Her Bomb Self.

My auntie and your auntie, Michelle Obama, of the Chicago Obamas, is out here kickin’ ass and takin’ names in Washington, DC. In as many weeks, she just up and showed up at two public schools in Washington, DC, without nary a warning, nod, spoiler alert, or heads up and granted some 26 students (14 at Southeast DC’s Ballou STAY High School and 12 at Northwest’s Cardozo Education Campus) the photo op of their lifetime and a few hours of her time to be inspirational, aspirational, encouraging and give what I believe might be one of the top 3 most memorable hugs any of those students will ever receive. How awesome was it for those 12 girls at Cardozo to celebrate International Woman’s Day with a surprise appearance from Auntie Michelle? My guess: pretty darn.

For most of us who live in DC, the Obama years were a time where the city felt a little bit different. Sure the country had a Black president and First Family, but for those of us in the area, they were right up the street at all times. The opportunity to see them was heightened. You never know if they’d show up at Busboys & Poets, or Ben’s Chili Bowl, or at any other random location in DC.

Now that they’re no longer in office, the city has felt different, to me, at least. But knowing that they’ve moved into a neighborhood in DC means that, who knows, we just might see them at Target (probably not) or Harris Teeter, or whatever. And it means that they can do really special stuff like show up at public schools (or charter or private, whatever) and surprise a bunch of students and take pictures and be the coolest parents ever whenever they want. She can keep inspiring students who will freak out seeing her in a way that they absolutely wouldn’t for any other First Lady. No shade.

The fact that Auntie Michelle has done this twice means that on any given day, she might show up anywhere, change your life for a few minutes, wipe the dirt off her shoulders, then ride off into the sunset back to Kalorama and do whatever it is the Obama’s do in the evenings in preparation for the next day. In my head, today, they’re arguing about the Nicki Minaj wacksauce response record featuring Drake and Lil Wayne, the ironically titled “No Frauds.”

Oh, I also imagine that there’s a lot of shaking of the heads as they attempt not to watch the news but can’t help it like the rest of us.

I think that Auntie Michelle’s willingness and desire to go talk with students who might not realize how important they are speaks volumes about why we love her (and them) so. She gets it. She has a platform and she knows that her presence can change a day, and possibly a life. And she’s not squandering that responsibility. She’s out here giving life affirming hugs.

Hats off, Auntie. Hats off.

Now excuse me while I go try to enroll in DCPS as a transfer high school student. I need one of them hugs.

Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at

  • Jennifer

    “Now that they’re no longer in office, the city has felt different, to me, at least.”

    You’re not the only one who feels it. The city has a totally different vibe since the Obamas left 1600 Pennsylvania AVe. Dolt45 and crew are barely living there as it is.

    • Penelope

      O_o at Dolt45.

  • A.G.

    I need one of them hugs too!

  • How amazing for those young women!

    I’m still waiting on a response to my application to be her professional purse handler. I got all the snacks, coconut oil and extra bobby pins she could ever need!

  • NonyaB?

    Lucky chirrens! I love how she appears here and there and always drops some magic just with her presence, whether on planned visits or in passing. Slay on, Michelle!

    • cyanic

      Is that a service man between them? He fulfills the alpha masculinity ex-black pres never had.

    • SoonToBeMrs

      Barry on that GQ casualness.

      • Very nice dad jacket.

        • The 3/4 dad jacket!

          • Not gonna lie, I’m about to hit up Sammy dress and look for a cheap alternative.

        • Val

          Is that a dad jacket? I think it would look good on any adult, no matter their age. It’s kind of classic.

          • I don’t think it is a dad jacket but we see him as a dad now plus we’ve grown used to seeing him in suits.

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        • Cheech

          I saw him rock that jacket when he came to see Princeton play the MD women last year.

    • Ess Tee

      This pic gets me every time I see it!

      I try to go to the National Gallery once every other month on a Sunday, and I missed “running into them” this particular Sunday…because I was recovering from Saturday night lol.

    • I love that they’re relaxed and dressing so casually.

    • Shay

      This what it looks like when you get to go to the 10am spin class instead of the 5am cause you ain’t got all them obligations anymore! #noworries #unbothered #whogoncheckmeboo #yeaibitemylip

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    • TheUnsungStoryteller

      I know when I have made it in my life when I look that damn good and confident in all black, basking in my blackness.

    • NonyaB?

      Your hacked acct troll got busy (see “your” comments below”).

  • Jennifer

    Meanwhile Melania is reading Dr. Seuss to kids in the hospital and not even showing them the pictures! How are you gonna read to little kids and not show them the pictures?! Cold world.

    • BatmansExWife

      I don’t think she can see the pictures.

    • Ess Tee

      Clearly Melanie outsourced reading to Barron at bedtime to someone else.

      • BrothasKeeper

        They’re both learning language fundamentals at the same time.

      • Lara

        Melania is a very hands on mother to Barron. They are very close.

        • Michelle is my First Lady

          I usually leave the kids out of the mess. But it all makes sense to me after learning that Barron is an autistic child. Now I understand why Melania keeps Barron out of the spotlight, and IMO she should. My niece has down’s syndrome and we do our best to shield her from ruthless criticism from adults and other children.

          • Kylroy

            I expect Barron will grow up to be the same brand of horrible person that all his (half-) siblings have. But I’ll at least withhold judgement until he’s an adult.

            • Lara

              I’ve seen a handful of interviews of the Trump kids. They all seemed pretty nice.

            • Kids are weird, in all sorts of directions. I’ve seen horrible people come from great families, and vice versa. We’ll see what happens.

          • Lara

            Trump has said this election has been very hard on Barron.

          • Lara

            Rosie O’Donnell attempted to diagnose him from afar as autistic. I have not heard of any real doctors, who know him, diagnose him as such. You cannot diagnose a child you have never met. Rosie is also not qualified to do so.

          • Blueberry01

            Wow. I never knew that.

    • Camille

      Did she just read to them? Oh, brother.

    • Nik White

      She might have lost her place if she turned around the book to show the pictures and since English isn’t her first language, she needed to really concentrate.

  • Michelle be doing Melania like Beyonce does Rihanna. “Oh, you think you’re hot now? Check this out here.”

    • SoonToBeMrs

      Michelle does NOT need to compete with an escort. So, no to everything you said,

      • It’s not even a competiton. It’s just Michael Jordan putting Craig Ehlo in his rightful place on the floor.

      • Melania definitely feels the need to fill her shoes and she’s just not going to.

        • mssporadic

          I don’t think Melania wants to do it at all. The Deatheaters want her to do it.

          • Kylroy

            Yeah, she only signed on to be arm candy for a grabby old lech. Then he got a wild hair to do politics and things spun out of control. Constant PR tours and international media attention were *not* part of that pre-nup.

  • Cheech

    General upvote for all of this.

  • Ms.Moon

    Just got me an email from the Obama Foundation and I’m in whatever causes they’re supporting I am there.

  • Brown Rose

    Michelle Obama cannot help but exude warmth and she is such a natural at reaching out to children/teens. I am envious. She is what the Black community needs–a little warmth, solace, comfort, a pat or squeeze on the shoulder and a gentle push forward. Like those kids in the classroom–we will continue to be moved by her impact long after she is gone.

  • DCFem

    I keep hoping Barack will “forget” he’s out of a job and just show up in the Oval office one day soon. But yes, I may see you down at the DCPS enrollment office.

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