Michelle Obama

Time To Change That Outmoded Title, 'First Lady'

Susannah Blenkharn | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Susannah Blenkharn

Forty-four First Ladies later and the role is still as outdated as it was under the Founding Fathers. I'm not necessarily stating that First Ladies deserve more political influence, simply that they should not have to conform with the outdated stereotype forced upon them.

Hoping That France Can 'Go High' in Response to Priest Murder

Jennifer Morgan | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Jennifer Morgan

It is the sort of breaking news you can neither comprehend nor believe. When I heard that Father Jacques Hamel, an 84 year old priest, was murdered by having his throat cut in St-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Northern France, by two men claiming to be part of ISIS, I just could not believe it.

Day Two of the Democratic Convention

Diane Abbott | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

It took a black woman, in the shape of Michelle Obama, to bring some semblance of unity to the Democratic National Convention on its opening day on Monday. Boisterous Bernie Sanders supporters had booed loudly every time Hilary Clinton's name was mentioned from the platform. They even booed when their hero, Bernie Sanders himself, tried to entreat them to support both Hilary and her centrist Vice-Presidential pick Tim Kaine.

Michelle Obama's Speech Referencing Slavery Brings Audience To Tears

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK

Michelle Obama stole the show at last night’s Democratic National Convention, sending the crowd wild with a swipe at Donald Trump and barely leaving...

Do Not Adjust Your Sets. Yes, That Is Michelle Obama Doing Carpool Karaoke

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Anyone who thought we’d reached peak Carpool Karaoke when Adele joined James Corden for a spin around London town, well, we have two words for you: ...

Who Run the World? Girls!

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I believe that as women we should give Theresa May an opportunity to prove she is what this country needs. Still, a second female Prime Minister should excite us. We may not be exactly where we want to be but we're on our way there. Surely each small step we take towards progress is a step worth celebrating.

What Was Prince Harry Showing The Queen On His Phone?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Comedy

The Obamas and Kensington Palace recently started trading light-hearted trash talk on Twitter ahead of the Invictus Games, and it's culminated in what...

Doctors Urge First Lady Obama to Jog David Cameron's Memory

Roshana Mehdian | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Roshana Mehdian

The world is watching Mr Cameron, I would like Michelle Obama, as a representative of a member state of the United Nations, to remind you of your promises.

106-Year-Old Woman Fulfils Dream To Meet Obama And Busts Out Impressive Dance Moves

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

A 106-year-old woman has fulfilled her dream to meet President Obama in one of the most excitement-filled encounters you're likely to ever see. Vir...

Let's Change the Conversation Around Mental Health

Michelle Obama | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Michelle Obama

Sadly, too often, the stigma around mental health prevents people who need help from seeking it. But that simply doesn't make any sense. Whether an illness affects your heart, your arm or your brain, it's still an illness, and there shouldn't be any distinction.

Star power and social media alone can't fix crises

Eulette Ewart | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Eulette Ewart

Many of us reading this are living in a country where there is freedom of the press and free speech. Two basic rights which, tragically, have been denied to millions around the world. So if media houses have this freedom, let's see them use it responsibly, without relying on a trending hashtag, or a sprinkle of stardust to make it part of their agenda. Let's not wait for #Darfur or #Dalori to trend before we hear stories like these on our news channels.

Positive Mental Health Foundation - Interview With Founder Violet Gavin

Maria Keogh | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Keogh

Photo of Roza Models Teresa Casserly (PMH Volunteer) and Katherine Gannon at a fashion show in aid of Positive Mental Health at Standún (Photographer...

Stormtroopers Invaded The White House And The First Lady Live-Tweeted The Whole Ordeal

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK

The White House welcomed a very special guest on Friday as everyone's favourite dustbin-shaped droid R2-D2 dropped in. Welcome to the @WhiteHouse, ...

Is 'Nude' Racist?

Tallulah Bullock | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Style
Tallulah Bullock

Out of all the hyperbole and sartorial superlatives there's one adjective that really irks me. Nude... Search on any major fashion e-tailor and you will be met with pages upon pages of apparel and accessories in a pinkish to beige colour palette. Nude perhaps, if you're white.

Michelle Obama Leads The Fashion Pack In This Week's Best Dressed

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Style

It's no secret that Michelle Obama is a style icon, and it seems not even a transatlantic flight could jet lag her style. Michelle, along with daug...

These East London Pupils Really Love Michelle Obama

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

An emotional US first lady Michelle Obama has delivered a highly personal speech to British students on the first of a two-day visit to the UK to prom...

The Waugh Zone June 16 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday June 16, 2015... THE LIDINGTON COMPROMISE Eurosceptics are not easily fooled by Downing Street’s...

The Waugh Zone June 15, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday June 15, 2015... 1) QUESTION OR NOMINATE Nominations for the Labour leadership close at noon and ...

Michelle Obama To Visit East London School

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics

Michelle Obama will visit a girls school in east London as part of her two-day visit to the United Kingdom. The First Lady's 2009 visit to the Eliz...

'Go Out There And Make It Happen', Michelle Obama Urges Graduates

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In a commencement address at Oberlin College, in Ohio, US, First Lady Michelle Obama urged graduates to, "go out there and make it happen." The Fi...

Does Fashion Have a Place in Politics?

Tallulah Bullock | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Style
Tallulah Bullock

Over the years political figures have done this in various ways to varying degrees of success. Here's a few of my favourite political fashion statements from the past and present, call it the alternative 'Downing Street Catwalk' if you will.

10 Quotes That Will Make Sure We Never Forget To #BringBackOurGirls

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

A year ago today, 219 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, in the north-east of Nigeria. The girls were taken by Islamist milita...

If Only SamCam Would Dance On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Here’s a challenge to Samantha Cameron, Justine Thornton or any other spouse of a prospective Prime Minister –- go on TV and throw some shapes. Th...

If You Say The First Lady Looks Like An Ape, You're Going To Get The Sack

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

NEW YORK – Racism is racism, but the bigotry of Nigel Farage ("companies should be able to hire based on nationality") is just a touch more subtle t...

Beyoncé Reveals Workout Video, World Breaks Into A Sweat Just Watching It

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Oh to be Beyoncé. The singer graced us with an insight into her epic fitness regime last night. And - to be quite honest - it made us sweat ju...