July 20, 2012 |
PHILADELPHIA and other cities can't afford to ignore childhood obesity. That was first lady Michelle Obama's message Wednesday when she announced the latest effort from her Let's Move campaign geared at fighting childhood obesity, a campaign that kicked off in 2010. The new effort is a nationwide collaboration with the National League of Cities to help local officials improve child health. Backed by $1 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NLC's Institute for Health, Education and Families will provide local mayors with tools and technical assistance to improve nutrition and promote physical activity among youth.
March 14, 2008 |
In her first day of Pennsylvania primary campaigning, Michelle Obama brought her husband's "politics of hope" refrain to Philadelphia's suburbs yesterday, hitting many of the notes that have resonated with voters elsewhere in the nation. To high school students in Abington, she was the academic overachiever who dared them to dream big and to share what they reap. To young, professional mothers in Haverford, she played sister in arms, swapping stories of struggling to juggle the demands of marriage, kids and career against a backdrop of thinning wages and evaporating benefits.
October 17, 2014 |
First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday urged a partisan crowd in Northwest Philadelphia to "step up" and work to elect Democrat Tom Wolf governor. Her visit was aimed at fighting off a worry of party strategists - that Wolf's solid and long-standing lead in the polls, coupled with the typical midterm falloff in turnout among core Democratic voters, could be disastrous Nov. 4. "If we want change here in Pennsylvania, then we need to take responsibility," Obama told several hundred cheering people at a morning rally at Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center in East Mount Airy.
January 23, 2013
The fitted-through-the-bodice, navy-blue coat that first lady Michelle Obama wore to Monday's inaugural ceremonies was a work of art. And we can thank Allentown-bred designer Thom Browne for the expertly tailored, perfectly darted custom piece of outerwear. "It's overwhelming," the 48-year-old designer said in an interview with the New York Times from Paris, where he showed his latest men's collection Sunday. "It is one of those rare moments in someone's career that you will always remember.
February 3, 2015 |
CONSERVATIVES have a new favorite movie critic and it isn't Michael Medved . It's Michelle Obama . The first lady is a fan of "American Sniper" - and in the same week she refused to cover her head in Saudi Arabia. Maybe the wrong first lady is going to run for president. The Washington Post reported that FLOTUS watched "Sniper" on the Air Force One flight back from the Saudis and praised the movie at a veterans-focused event Friday. She called it "complex," "emotional" and a realistic "depiction of a veteran and his family," in remarks at a gathering that included star (and former Daily News intern)
February 10, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries, including first lady Michelle Obama, packed the funeral Saturday for a Chicago honor student whose killing catapulted her into the nation's debate over gun violence. Yet one speaker after another remembered Hadiya Pendleton, 15, not so much as a symbol but as a best friend, an excellent student, and a girl with a bright smile and big personality. They said she was a typical teen who wanted to borrow her friends' clothes and who never left home without her lip gloss.
January 26, 2012 |
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings - including the always popular pizza - will come with less sodium, more whole grains, and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side. First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new guidelines during a visit Wednesday with elementary students. Michelle Obama, also joined by celebrity chef Rachael Ray, said youngsters would learn better if they don't have growling stomachs at school.
January 18, 2012
WE'VE NEVER seen first lady Michelle Obama yelling or arguing with anyone. So why can't she shake the notion that she's angry? Worse, that she's an angry black woman. If you think about it, it makes no sense. Obama, who turned 48 yesterday, graduated from both Princeton and Harvard and is married to the most powerful man in the world. Her daughters are adorable. Their food - organic - is prepared by White House chefs. She has her own staff and gets to work on causes she's passionate about.
August 26, 2008 |
The 2008 Democratic National Convention opened last night with an impassioned Michelle Obama talking about the values that shaped her husband and the party paying a moving tribute to its cancer-stricken liberal lion, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Michelle Obama framed the candidate's success story, and her own, as emblematic of the American dream and said he would achieve his goals as president by "reminding us how much we share and how alike we really are. " "You see, Barack doesn't care where you're from, or what your background is," she said.
January 25, 2011 |
Four members of the West Philly Hybrid X Team, which gained national attention last year for performing unexpectedly well in an international fuel-efficiency contest for cars, had been invited to see President Obama announce a new math and science initiative on Sept. 16. Three members made it into the White House. Brandon Ford, the fourth member, forgot to bring his West Philadelphia High School ID, so he wasn't even allowed to enter the White House grounds. What happened to his ID?