is even more popular than her incredibly popular husband based on the incredible force of her personality and grace alone.
She looks like me; she looks like my mother; she looks like my grandmother. Most importantly, she looks like a whole generation of young black girls who see this smart, beautiful woman and realize that no matter what society dictates, they are smart and beautiful too. It’s important for them to see a happy, intact black family. It’s vital for them to see this strong, black woman being treated with love and respect by her powerful, black husband.
Is Michelle Obama going to set a new standard of beauty for our image-conscious country? I think so, and it's scaring the hell out of those folks who're trying to hold onto the status quo in a death grip. But the train has already left the station, folks. Things are changing and I can't wait.
I knew that the election of our country’s first black president would be a proud and profound moment in our history. What I wasn’t prepared for was how having a black First Lady would make me feel.
And let me tell you…it feels wonderful.