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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 panamadjackson@gmail.com.

  • miss t-lee

    I love how she keeps dropping in to speak with the young people.
    I’m definitely looking forward to whatever else her and Barack decide to do.

    • Michelle is my First Lady

      I love what she does with the young people. And you can tell her efforts are genuine. Less talk, more action.

      • miss t-lee

        Also. I feel like she’s really genuine.

    • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

      Great.

  • Glo

    She’s out here looking happy and relaxed and polished and beautiful and I am here for all of it. THIS is the life Michelle wanted, and she definitely deserves it.

  • BrothasKeeper
    • Michelle is my First Lady

      Damn. I winked back. Twice.

    • Other_guy13

      I couldn’t help it lol

  • I appreciate her continued engagement without ever being condescending

  • Val

    Every time I see FLOTUS I think of the contrast between her and the Eastern European. Michelle is not just out of Melonia’s league, she’s out of her universe.

    • Brown Rose

      I have to agree with this. Its night and day in terms of presentation and temperament. Although Melania is certainly not dumb, she has absolutely no personality. Nothing in terms of graciousness and deportment. Completely inauthentic. Compare that to Michelle Obama. But due to White standards, people would still choose Melania over Michelle based purely on some arbitrary infantile aesthetic.

      • Lara

        Melania is very graceful. However, she does not seem entirely comfortable in her role yet. It took Michelle a long time to grow into her role as First Lady. She did not seem to enjoy it in the early years as much as she did in the later ones.

      • cdj

        I was thinking about her lack of personality also, and I wondered if it might be because she’s not speaking her native language. Or it could just be that Trump The narcissist deliberately married her because she really doesn’t have any personality.

        • Kylroy

          He married her to be a trophy wife, and she was down with that. Now she’s expected to be a public speaker and general good-stuff advocate, and she has neither the skills nor will to do so.

        • Brown Rose

          There area a lot of non-English speakers that are able to express themselves with personality and verve. So that’s not it. She really doesn’t have a personality. Your second observation is much more likely.

          • cdj

            She for sure signed on to be a trophy wife. But there are idioms and nuance/subtext that sometimes is best expressed in ones native language, even when the person is fluent in the another language. Who knows, maybe if she could speak her native language and we could understand her, she would come across differently.

            • Brown Rose

              That’s no excuse. She is around rich people all day. She had plenty of time to hire elocution experts and deportment mavens to assist her. Her own husband is a social climber even before the election and she had plenty of time to build up a skill set but she chose not too. Many woman who are far humble then her are able to exert their personality while still being understood. Nope. She simply has no personality and is uninterested in those around her.

              • cdj

                I’m not making an excuse. I’m just suggesting that the fact that she has to express herself in public in a language that is not her native language might be one cause of her stiff demeanor.

                • Brown Rose

                  She did just fine speaking when she went on National TV to endorse her husbands birthism and cribbing Michelle’s speech.

                  • cdj

                    I’m not defending Melania’s birtherism or lack of character. We were discussing her “personality”. You basically said she was a vapid trophy wife without a personality. I agree that Trump most likely married her because she wouldn’t interfere with his narcissistic ways by having opinions/feelings. As for her personality, I said she may be perceived as lacking because we see her speaking in public, not in her native language.

                    Seeing how you know Melania about as well as I do (i.e. not at all) one of us or both of us could be correct.

                    • Brown Rose

                      Bottom line who cares. She has no personality. English being her second language is completely irrelevant as to why that and I’ve wasted time arguing with you in a thread about someone who has been complicit and an active participant in demonizing the Obamas.

              • Lara

                It sounds like you know her personally. Am I correct?

          • Lara

            She has a subdued personality. I’m not bubbly, never have been.

        • Glo

          I never want to defend Melania, but I have personally worked with several extremely intelligent non-native English speakers, and they’ve told me that people DO often think they’re dumb because of their heavy accents and slower speaking. I do think she is a trophy wife (you kind of have to be to marry 45), but I often wonder what our perception of her would be if she spoke English fluently.

          • cdj

            Thank You! I have tried to learn another language, and also briefly taught English to speakers of other languages. Also had friends whose first language is not English. Even when fluent, there’s kind of a code switch that you can hear (or even see) when going from the other language to the native language. This could account for the lack of “personality”.

        • TheUnsungStoryteller

          I’ll go with the latter. There’s got to be some reason the man has had 2 divorces. He got bored. I don’t think he has much of one either. I KNOW that he’s sleeping around with Kellyanne and Omarosa

          • cdj

            True. He likes to “upgrade” (sorry, I know that’s gross) I do think Ivana used to give him the blues, though.:-) I don’t even know how Kellyanne and Omarosa can look at themselves in the mirror.

        • Catfish Jenkins

          Agreed. Marla and Ivanka seem like personalities he couldn’t control.

      • TheUnsungStoryteller

        For real. Exhibit A: that video of her reading to the kids at the hospital. Exhibit B: her boring AF twitter.

    • Other_guy13

      Stop….I hate this song….makes me think he bout to return some lemon pepper wings or something.

      • im gonna hate saying this…
        I love this song. AYYYYYEEEEEE

        • Other_guy13

          Friend….smh

    • cyanic

      That ugly person in the middle is Young Thug?

      • nah…ionknow who that is lol

  • Mary Burrell

    How wonderful to be in the presence of Queen Michelle what a treat.

  • Michelle is my First Lady

    What an amazing experience for these girls. I can only image the range of emotions they experienced. I hope they walked away from this knowing that they too can reach for the stars. Also, the fact that Barack and Michelle are getting so much positive reception is awesome. They look so comfortable, casual, and happy now that they are out of the WH.

  • Other_guy13

    She just out here being awesome and staying ready #getwrongMrsTrump http://i.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/michelle-obama-flotus-boxing.gif

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