*Taking “running mates” to a whole new level, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden go for a quick run around the White House in a new video for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative.
“Mr. President, are you ready to move?” Biden asks as he arrives in the Oval Office. “Absolutely. Let’s do this thing. Let’s move!” Obama replies.
Apparently there’s no time to change into workout gear, as the pair cruise around the White House in their dress shirts, ties and slacks – leaving first dogs Bo and Sunny wondering…wtf?
*He’s a president who can relate to the struggles!
President Barack Obama grew up in a single parent home — raised by his mother.
And with that, there are challenges some African Americans face when it comes to being impoverished or behind bars.
And Obama recognizes that — with “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative for the betterment of young men of color.
By Audrey J. Bernard, Style & Society Editor
First Lady Michelle Obama remarks about Lifetime TV’s special screening of “The Trip to Bountiful” which she hosted at The White House (Photo by AP/Evan Vucci)
*As part of Black History Month, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a special screening of Lifetime Television’s film version of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful Monday, February 24, 2014 in the White House.
Based on Oscar, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning author Horton Foote’s Tony Award nominated play, The Trip to Bountiful – set during the final years of the Jim Crow South — highlights a courageous and moving story of liberation, as well as a humor-filled celebration of the human spirit set during the final years of the Jim Crow South.
Michael Wilson, who directed both the play and the film, attended the event along with actors from the film including Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, and Keke Palmer. The Trip to Bountiful debuts on Lifetime Saturday, March 8 at 8 pm ET/PT.
*“Extra’s” Mario Lopez joined First lady Michelle Obama in Miami for an exclusive interview as she spread the word about her Let’s Move initiative.
The two even shared some dance moves and lead a Zumba class with children inside the NFL Youth Education Town.
Mrs. Obama revealed to Mario what life after the White House may look like … she says it’s unclear if they will move back to Chicago:
*First lady Michelle Obama praised award-winning performer Cicely Tyson Monday at a special White House screening of her latest work, “The Trip to Bountiful.”
The event was held in recognition of African-American history month, which FLOTUS said is about “honoring those who came before us” and “resolving to do our part to live up to that example.”
The Tony-Award winning play — originally created by playwright Horton Foote in 1953 — was revived on stage by Tyson and a stellar cast which drew massive crowds during the show’s run on Broadway and earned accolades for their distinguished work. Cable network Lifetime tapped Tyson and her stage co-stars Blair Underwood and Vanessa Williams for a film adaptation, to debut next month.