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President and First Lady Obama Proclaim Black History Month a Celebration of Women


(AllHipHop News) As he does each year, President Barack Obama recently signed a proclamation commemorating February as “African American History Month.” This year, the Obama Adminstration has decided to celebrate via the theme, “Black Women in American Culture and History.”

The White House recently issued a special video message from one of the country’s most successful Black women – the First Lady herself, Mrs. Michelle Obama. Check out the video below where she talks about the “heroes” among Black women:

Read an excerpt of the First Lady’s message below, and visit the official White House blog HERE:

“This is a time when we honor the rich legacy of African Americans throughout our nation’s history, and this year, our national theme focuses on the unique contributions of African-American women.

They’re heroes like Sojourner Truth … Harriet Tubman … Dorothy Height … Rosa Parks … Maya Angelou. They’re women who fought against slavery … stood up for women’s suffrage … and marched in the streets for our civil rights.  They’ve broken boundaries … stirred our souls … and opened our hearts.

But we all know that you don’t have to be in a history book to make a contribution to our country.  So we’re also celebrating the women we call mom or grandma. We’re celebrating our aunts … our best friends … all those women who live each da with a spirit that is uniquely their own, and who continue to write our country’s story every single day.”

Photo Source: PBS NewsHour

  • rep87

    This one super strong and intelligent Black Woman and much props to all Black women who are real and being wives and mothers you have my highest respect  may GOD BLESS YOU ALL !

  • Cammie Cheyenne <3

    sTUPID

    • Don’t say that about your people….

  • Michelle Obama = Winning

    • Bumpy Johnson

      Why?

  • R_REAL_TALK

    WHATEVER YOUR HUSBAND STILL ANT REALLY DID SS?HIT FOR US OR ANY JOBS
    I SEE NO REASON TO CELEBRATE NOTHING,NO MORE 4 YEARS FOR HIM????

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    REAL REAL REAL REAL
    REAL REAL REAL REAL
    TALK TALK TALK TALK

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    • Agreed , but that ain’t her!

    • rep87

      Only you could come up with something way off course and not even close to the subject ! Trying to explain something to someone as Ignorant and dumb as you would be a waste of time / I will only say this research beyond President Obama 4yrs and you will find the root cause of the Recession only if you can READ . since only negitive bull shit come out your mouth and what you type on this site shows how STUPIED YOU ARE .

      • Bumpy Johnson

        what has Obama done in terms of…helpin stop crime, police brutality, n improve black communty..??

  • BibatheDiva

    Beautiful. Inspiring. Enlightening. #AKA #FLOTUS I have so much love and respect for this woman, I am overflowing, and I still think I it hasn’t fully hit me that there are two Black women and two Black babies in the White House.

  • Who What Why When

    if its blk history month why are we not celebrating everyone? our women get plenty of love. its the brothers they always tryin to keep under a rock or find everything wrong under sun with. why not just celebrate all our people? must we compete for blk history month props too? love u mama..lol

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