Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to First Lady Michelle Robinson Obama. Obama is the first African-American First Lady. Obama’s family has been in the US since before the civil war. Her paternal great-great grandfather, Jim Robinson, was a slave in South Carolina–all the more embarrassing for the racist behavior of much of the Tea Party.
As in keeping with the role of a First Lady (to adopt a cause), Obama has become an outspoken advocate for the poor and the prevention of childhood obesity. Unfortunately, Obama has been attacked for her advocacy work by Faux News and even with racist cartoons. Yes, just imagine the socialist plot to make Americans healthier and thus less dependent upon the health care system–sounds like complete heresy! Obama’s Let’s Move movement works to set back the 21st century trend of childhood obesity. Practicing what she preaches, the Obama family planted a vegetable garden, the first one to be planted since Eleanor Roosevelt.
Upon first becoming First Lady of the United States, Obama immediately became and advocate for the poor, visiting homeless shelters addressing the issue of poverty head on. I, for one, am excited to see what more First Lady Michelle Obama will accomplish. Click here to learn more about Michelle Robinson Obama.