What our fixation on Michelle Obama’s hair says about the space we give Black women to breathe

I can probably count on my two hands how many times I’ve seen my mother’s hair outside of its headwrap. For modesty’s sake, she has religiously worn the garment almost every day for as long as I have been alive. To my mother, hair is an intimate experience, to be let down only in intimately personal moments–and she has always had far, far too few of those in a world that demands she give all her energy simply to survive.

GOP Looks To Undo Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program

As part of her campaign to help fight childhood obesity, Michelle Obama introduced the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act during the 2012-2013 school-year. Under this program, school lunches became healthier by replacing high sodium and otherwise unhealthy foods with fruits and other options.

Many students wondered what happened to their favorite snacks and GOP lawmakers were infuriated at what they considered government over-involvement. With a new administration in the White House, they’re looking to force Obama’s system out and re-establish the old guard.

Trump Adviser wants President Obama ‘dead of mad cow disease’, Michelle Obama to ‘return to being a male’

**This post references extremely graphic materials which may be triggering. Topics: racism, sexism, death, bestiality, misgendering**

 

To say that the language coming out of the Donald Trump campaign this election season has been obscene, racist, and sexist is an understatement. It has reached every depth of disgusting that political language could possibly reach (*cough* “p-ssy grab” *cough*). Even Trump’s surrogates have taken up the language of their leader.

Carl Paladino, President-elect Trump’s New York co-chair and ex-Republican candidate for NY Governor, recently suggested Michelle Obama was actually a man who should live in Africa with gorillas and that he would like President Obama to die of mad cow disease after Valerie Jarrett dies of decapitation.

I’m not making this up.

Oprah Talks To Michelle Obama About Fighting The ‘Angry Black Woman’ Stereotype

In less than a month, the Obama family will be out of the White House and moving on to the next chapters of their lives. While many of will surely miss the presence of President Obama, some of us will miss the First Lady even more.

Last night, Michelle Obama sat down for an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey about her time as First Lady, the future of the White House and even if she’d consider going into politics herself, according to USA Today.

W. Virginia Director Who Called Michelle Obama ‘Ape In Heels’ Gets Job Back

The former director of a West Virginia non-profit organization was removed from her position after she made a Facebook post calling First Lady Michelle Obama an “ape in heels.” This was one of countless racist incidents that followed President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in November.

It appears that the move to remove Pamela Ramsey Taylor from her position as director of the Clay County Development Corp. was only temporary, as it’s been announced she’ll be reinstated on Dec. 23.