Michelle LaVaughn RobinsonObama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
She is married to the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American First Lady.
Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the Vice President for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in 1992 and they have two daughters.
Obama campaigned for her husband’s presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She returned to speak for him at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
During the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, she delivered a speech in support of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, a former First Lady.
~~A Look Back at Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Impact on America~~
~~Published on Nov 15, 2018~~
With Former First Lady Michelle Obama back on the show, Ellen wanted to show her how much of an amazing impact and great inspiration she’s been, not only for Americans, but for people all over the world.
Michael Bublé joined James Corden in the Carpool Karaoke lane to support a cause near and dear to his heart. First broadcast in the UK as part of a Stand Up to Cancer special, the Canadian crooner spoke to the Late Late Show host about his son Noah, who was previously diagnosed with cancer in 2016.
Bublé said that when they received the news about his son Noah’s cancer diagnosis in 2016, his “whole life ended.”
“It’s so hard to have to acknowledge it because it’s so painful to talk about,” he said.
Holding back tears, he talked about what his family went through and how all of them moved to California to get the best treatment for Noah, who has since been in remission.
“When this all started, I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us and to be positive,” Buble told Corden.
“When they got the cancer out and the chemo was done and they said, ‘We did it, it’s good, he’s okay,’ I fell, I just fell. My wife picks me up now.”
Bublé encouraged viewers to contribute to Stand Up to Cancer before he and Corden ended the emotional Carpool Karaoke session with a stirring rendition of “Home.”
James Corden and Michael Bublé carpool through Los Angeles singing both Michael’s new music and his classic songs and have a emotional conversation about the devastation of a cancer diagnosis, and how you can help find a cure.
Two grooms surprise their wedding guests with a jaw-dropping choreographed first dance – complete with a Dirty Dancing-inspired lift
P.J. Simmons, 51, and Noah Aberlin, 36, performed the six-song dance at their wedding, which took place in Coxsackie, New York, on October 7.
The couple spent seven weeks choreographing and rehearsing the routine
P.J. and Noah start the performance with Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine’s ‘Conga’ and end it with the song ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’.
A YouTube video of the performance has been viewed more than 1.2 million times since it was posted on October 27 , 36, performed the six-song dance at their wedding, which took place in Coxsackie, New York, on October 7.
Update and a request: As a tribute to everyone who has helped us live our lives openly and without fear – and to all the brave people working out there so hard on that front — we set up a fundraiser for the life-changing (and life-saving) It Gets Better Project (#itgetsbetter).
If you have the means, below is a link to join us in supporting their amazing work. Imagine if everyone who liked this video contributed just $1.
… the impact on so many lives could be extraordinary!
and THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER FOR ALL THE KIND, THOUGHTFUL COMMENTS!!
We feel the love and send it right back to all of you! We seriously did have “the time of our lives …” An incredible night surrounded by incredible people! SPECIAL THANKS to our Dads and families and friends, Katy Spreadbury and Wil Nieves (Nieves Latin Dance Studio) for helping us put the dance together, Andrew Holtz (Holtz Wedding Photography @Holtz_Photograph), the incomparable Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman for Young Frankenstein (PJ’s all-time favorite movie), and the movie Ex Machina for the disco inspiration.
The pilot who orchestrated a dramatic plane landing in the Hudson River nearly 10 years ago encouraged Americans to vote in next week’s midterm elections in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday, October 29, writing that “we cannot wait for someone to save us.”
“The fabric of our nation is under attack, while shame – a timeless beacon of right and wrong – seems dead,” Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, whose “Miracle on the Hudson” landing in 2009 spared the lives of all 155 passengers aboard, writes.
“This is not the America I know and love.
We’re better than this.”
The op-ed comes toward the close of a wrenching political season marked by divisive language, conspiracy theories and race-baiting attacks, from Drumpf to local leaders.
“We cannot wait for someone to save us.
We must do it ourselves.
This Election Day is a crucial opportunity to again demonstrate the best in each of us by doing our duty and voting for leaders who are committed to the values that will unite and protect us,” Sullenberger writes nearly a week before next week’s elections.
Following the 2009 landing, Sullenberger says that he realized his fame had given him “a greater voice.”
“I knew I could not walk away but had an obligation to use this bully pulpit for good and as an advocate for the safety of the traveling public,” he writes.
“I feel that I now have yet another mission, as a defender of our democracy.”
Oprah Winfrey has lent her star power to Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat aiming to become America’s first black female governor in the midterm elections next week.
“I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter,” Winfrey told a cheering crowd at a Cobb County town hall, citing Abrams’ stance on environmental protection, healthcare and gun control.
Winfrey, who said she is a registered independent, has long championed Democratic Party causes and some fans earlier this year tried to encourage her to run against Drumpf in 2020.
She has said she does not want to run.
“I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed … I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain,” she told the audience, to cheers.
Abrams’ Republican rival, Brian Kemp, serves as Georgia secretary of state, a role in which he oversees state elections. Earlier this month, a coalition of state civil rights groups sued Kemp, accusing him of trying to depress minority voter turnout to improve his chances of winning.
She came to Georgia because she chose to, not because anyone paid her
She doesn’t plan on running for president
Voting is extremely important to her
‘For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote, wherever you are in this state, in this country, you are dishonoring your family, you are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams when you don’t vote,” Winfrey said, adding that the right to vote is like “the crown that we all get to wear.”
Oprah Winfrey speaks to a crowd during a town hall conversation for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams at the Cobb Civic Center’s Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta, Ga., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Winfrey visited Georgia on Thursday to canvass neighborhoods in Metro Atlanta and show her support for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. (Alyssa Pointer /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
MARIETTA, GA – NOVEMBER 01: Oprah Winfrey talks to an audience about the importance of voting and her support of Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams during a town hall style event at the Cobb Civic Center on November 1, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
~~Why Oprah votes … and Wants You To~~
~~Published on Nov 1, 2018~~
Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Marietta, Georgia.
This is a topic which is very dear and close to my heart.
As a retired physician, I fully understand the process, the need for treatment, the underlying medical conditions and the meaning of life-saving treatment.
On the other hand, my only brother died of complications of chronic renal failure several years ago. In the aftermath of Hurricane María, I often thought about him and how he would manage to receive this three times a week treatment when the electrical power situation and the hospital care was so lacking in my country.
One year after Hurricane María, Puerto Ricans living in Vieques, go through harrowing, uncomfortable, tiring, exhausting and dangerous ways to receive their treatment.
This video explains their situation.
An American possession with this ‘quality of care’?
In medicine, dialysis is the process of removing excess water, solutes, and toxins from the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer perform these functions naturally.
This is referred to as renal replacement therapy.
Dialysis Patients Are Still Trekking 12 Hours for Care After Hurricane María Left without a hospital, some Puerto Ricans must travel by plane for lifesaving treatment
Hurricane María totaled Vieques’s hospital, which housed the island’s only dialysis clinic
That set off an ongoing crisis for patients with kidney failure who cannot survive without dialysis and for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center in Humacao on Puerto Rico’s main island, including treatment, takes at least 12 hours.
Ricky Martin shocked the audience with an unexpected visit to Ellen, and talked to her about JetBlue’s Check in For Good contest, what it’s like being married, and being nominated for an Emmy for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story“.
Plus, Ellen and her friends at Shutterfly also had a big surprise for Ricky so he can continue his efforts to help rebuild Puerto Rico.
~~Ricky Martin Makes a Surprise Visit ‘For Good’~~
~~Published on Oct 24, 2018~~
Ricky Martin shocked the audience with an unexpected visit to Ellen.