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Michelle Obama Is My Shero

Me: Hello. My name is The Black Snob and I’m a Michelle-a-holic.

Group: Hi, Snob.

Me: I guess it started a year ago. When I first saw Barack Obama I didn’t know how to feel about him. He seemed nice enough, a smart guy. But I wasn’t feeling it, you know? Then I saw Michelle and I was like, “Wow. I know that type of sister. I grew up with that type of sister and I want to see her in the White House more than anything in the world.”

Group: Mmm. Hmm. Preach, sister.

Me: I love her. From her killer bob hair to her trendy flat shoes. I couldn’t stop collecting pictures of her and writing about her. I wanted to learn every thing I could about her from her Ivy League education to her South side Chicago upbringing. There’s only one word that can describe Michelle and that’s “badassery.” (The act of being a “bad ass.”) She has so much badassery it’s not even funny. People think it is attitude but that is just Michelle letting loose her bad-ass all over you. And some MFers can’t stand the heat.

Group: It’s gettin’ hot in herre! (So hot!) I wanna go out and vote. I am gettin’ so hot I wanna vote Obama!

Me: I say, burn, baby, burn! All her speeches are spittin’ hot fire. Michelle is my “shero” and I don’t care who knows! I ain’t afraid to say it out loud. Michelle in 2016! Michelle for Secretary General of the United Nations! Michelle for Pope! Michelle for commander of NATO! Michelle for “New Oprah!”

Group: She’s the other big “O!”

Me: She’s smart. She’s successful. She speaks her mind. She dresses ever-so-fly. She’s got gorgeous daughters and a solid man on her arm. Michelle-a-holics! Can you dig it?

Group: Yes we can!

Me: See? Folks don’t understand people like us. We are misunderstood. They don’t know about “the blackness.” We couldn’t shake the blackness loose if we tried because it got us when we were young and it ain’t never let go. They don’t know us. What they call “hate,” we call tellin’ it like it is. Truth hurts, too bad! A sister will tell you the truth. She’ll tell you if your wig ain’t on straight. If your pants are too tight. If you need to spit that gum out your mouth because you can’t chew gum in church! Child, SPIT THAT GUM OUT!

Group: SPIT IT OUT! HALLELUJAH!

Me: I mean, she is a sister. She is a sister’s sister. When we think of a black woman, of who we want to be like, be best friends with, emulate, it’s Michelle. Folks don’t get it. She’s our kind of woman. She’s our mother. She’s our cousin. She’s our best friend. She’s our auntie. She is our ever-fly even in old age Grannies. We know Michelle and she is one of us. How can WE NOT love one of us?

Group: Go ‘head. You ain’t never lied.

Me: So I don’t care. I’m an addict. Anyone who disses Michelle is a hater. But don’t worry. She will keep on keepin’ on because you can’t keep a good Michelle down. She only knows one direction and that’s up.

Group: Keep risin’ to the top!

Me: Cause I ain’t anti-Cindy McCain, ya’ll. I am pro-Michelle! And in the name of that old Negro disco anthem by McFadden and Whitehead, ain’t no stopping us now! We got the groove! We’re on the move! Don’t you stand in our way! Sing it with me!

There’s been so many things thats held us down.
But now it looks like things are finally comin’ around.
I know we’ve got, a long long way to go,
and where we’ll end up, I don’t know.
But we won’t let nothin’ hold us back,
we’re putting our selves together,
we’re polishing up our act!
If you felt we’ve been held down before,
I know you’ll refuse to be held down anymore!

Don’t you let nothing, nothing,
Stand in your way!
I want ya’ll to listen, listen,
to every word I say, every word I say!

Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now!
We’re on the move!
Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now!
We’ve got the groove!

Me: Let the Michelle-a-holic group say, amen.

Group: AMEN!

Me: And now for some pictures of Michelle!

Here is Michelle on June 20, addressing about 900 people at the National Partnership for Women and Families annual luncheon in Washington, DC. I’m loving the purple feather pin on this suit jacket. And the hair is cut, as always, with laser precision. One thing that annoys me a bit is that sometimes there are way more unflattering pictures of Michelle than good pictures.

It reminds me a bit of how the photo editors would do Hillary Clinton and pick the fugliest picture out of the batch to use for her. Things haven’t got too out of hand yet, but I swear, the women does smile. I’d prefer they’d get more pictures of her grinning than those that make her look like a South American socialist dictator giving her manifesto against the United States.

Michelle addressed a women’s group in Manchester, NH on June 26. The light grayish-green leaf print dress and matching sweater was a nice, sweet understatement with her usual dollop of class, topped with a pair of solo pearl earrings.

I almost feel the need to type one of those Us Weekly headlines like: Michelle Obama is just like us! She goes to her daughter’s soccer match! On July 1, the Obamas attended Malia’s youth “futbol” game in Chicago. Cute!

On June 19 the Obamas posed for a family portrait by photographer Martin Schoeller (not shown) at their Chicago home. Are these pictures out yet because, per usual, I NEED to see them, stat! I need my fix! Nothing melts my heart more than Michelle, her man and her kids.

And the belt returns! She rocked it with a lovely black outfit at the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council. I knew she couldn’t resist coordinating another outfit with her favorite belt. Obviously this sucker must have wonder powers. Like Batman’s belt. Or Wonder Woman’s belt. Maybe there’s a “lasso of truth” attached to it. That has to come in handy with a husband and two kids.

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8 thoughts on “Michelle Obama Is My Shero

  1. Hello. My name is rikyrah and I’m a Michelle-a-holic. Co-sign the entire post. I told you…I’ve never paid money to see Obama. I’ve paid money 3 times to see Michelle..LOL I love her. I admit it. I can’t help it. And, I’m so glad I found this blog. You can’t imagine how much I enjoy your Obama pic posts. Michelle-a-holics UNITE!!!

  2. Snob, when I saw this picture of Michelle, and noticed the black belt, that’s when I knew I was a Michelle-a-holic! You’re right – it must have superpowers…do you know where I can get one?

  3. YES!! I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I think my addiction started a month or two ago, when she was unexpectedly at a rally and I got to shake her hand 😀 Fan ever since.And they definitely need to show more flattering pics of Michelle. I mean damn. They make her seem like she’s some kind of psycho dictator sometimes, when she really is a pretty woman.

  4. Michelle truly does represent the Best of what a black woman has to offer:SmartIndependentCommitted to BarackCommitted to her FamilyBeautifulStrongSincereBad Ass DresserAnd she makes it all look June Cleaver easy…

  5. heartsandflowers says:

    Here. Here. My support for the dude came full circle when I was introduced to the grand dame. I just KNEW she was fierce. Now I had to a little research and she has supported causes that help Black people so I could sigh relief and know it wasn’t just symbolism. Then I admonished myself for not trusting my instincts. I am a wise woman and game recognizes game. So my version of the Obama watch is the one to see Michelle as First Lady. I hope her husband won’t be too disappointing, lol.

  6. Hello, I’m Ashley and I too am a Michelle-a-holic! Thanks for giving me my fix for the day! I always tell folks that I want to be MO when I grow up — though I’m not sure if my stylist would allow me (yes you know that eventually your hair can and will belong to your stylist) to cut my longer hair into a bob. . .

  7. *waves shyly* Hi. My name is Jiovanni and I am a Michelle-a-holic. She confirmed my vote for presidency. He must be a smart man to get a woman like her on his side. He did some good things too but she sealed the deal for real.

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