Michelle Obama rocks Ebony cover
by NeciVelez, Fri Aug 08, 2008 at 02:27:35 PM EDT
The Washington Post Reports:
Michelle Obama Covergirl
Next week's Ebony magazine features an 11-page spread about Mrs. Obama that includes interviews with her mother, brother and several close friends.
"I love to look glamorous when there's a wonderful, purposeful event that is appropriate. But when I'm in Iowa campaigning with the girls, I am in Gap shorts and a T-shirt," Mrs. Obama says of her fashion sense. "My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief," she later says of her family commitments. "We accessorize each other in many ways," she says of her marriage to the senator.
"She wanted to open the doors and let America see who she is. She invited Ebony into her inner circle," says the magazine's creative director Harriette Cole, who compiled more than 500 pages of notes for her report. The magazine has covered the senator's rise since before he ran for the Illinois state Senate, Cole said.
The Real Michelle Obama - Ebony
Looking fabulous as always, the cover page is a great photo of Michelle:
I look forward to reading the interview with her mom. My dad grew up on the Southside of Chicago, in a neighborhood just like the Robinson's. It amazes me that the TM has attempted to paint the Obama's - Michelle and Barack as "elite" and out of touch with the working class. Michelle Robinson Obama was no silver spoon heiress like Cindy McCain.
There are also quite a few audio clips with Michelle on the Ebony page online:
Ebony Audio clips from the interview:
2008 Voting Choice
Children in the Public Eye
First Kid Awareness
We Compliment Each Other
First Lady Issues
Unifying A Nation
A Healthy Perspective
I grew up in a black and white household, but Ebony magazine was always on the coffee table. Many of you probably don't remember segregated magazines. We've come a long way since then. Ebony, and Jet were fixtures in many black American households - since the big glossies like Life and Look rarely covered black America. And forget about the Saturday Evening Post. We were invisible.
Though I didn't care for the politics of Ebony much of the time - since they were too conservative for me - it was nice to pick up a magazine with folks that looked like me, and my family and friends. Where black artists, writers, actors, musicians, politicians had a venue. But Ebony also covered ordinary families, students and teachers, black achievements and aspirations.
While Cindy McCain made news this week for her shameful husband's suggestion she compete for Miss Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, Michelle on the other hand continues to present herself as a great role model for working mom's from working class families, American women of all colors - and hopefully our future First Lady.