Posts tagged "barack obama"

Michelle Obama at the Oscars

Michelle Obama at the Oscars
I was pleasantly surprised when Michelle Obama popped up to present the Academy Award for Best Picture via satellite. I thought to myself: 1) finally something semi-exciting is happening and 2) what an efficient use of her time and my tax dollars. The job of the FLOTUS is to be an ambassador of good will... Read more »

Am I the only one excited for the inauguration?

Am I the only one excited for the inauguration?
Okay, I’m exaggerating. I know I’m not the only one excited for the President’s second inauguration, but I’m getting tired of people saying that attendance for this event will be significantly less than in 2009. I’m in my mid-30’s and seven years ago I thought I’d never see a black President in my lifetime. For... Read more »

After the Reelection of Barack Obama…What?

After the Reelection of Barack Obama…What?
On November 6th, 2012, the country reelected Barack Obama as president. As an African-American Democratic Chicagoan, I was ecstatic. I partied so hard Tuesday night that I had to drag myself to work Wednesday morning. After work, I really wanted to go home and sleep, but my favorite American poet, writer, activist, and educator, Nikki... Read more »
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First Lady Michelle Obama visits Chicago

First Lady Michelle Obama visits Chicago
Yesterday I attended the Gen44 Chicago Reception for First Lady Michelle Obama. The event took place at Venue One located at 1044 West Randolph Street. Recommended attire was business/business casual and comfortable footwear was recommended since it was a largely standing reception. This is my second Obama reception so I knew to dress super cute and don... Read more »