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Michelle Obama Gives Inspiring Speech at Black Girls Rock 2015

Michelle Obama Gives Inspiring Speech at Black Girls Rock 2015

Michelle Obama takes the stage while attending the 2015 Black Girls Rock! event held at the NJ Performing Arts Center on Saturday (March 28) in Newark, N.J.

The 51-year-old First Lady was joined by Ava DuVernay, Carmen Ejogo, Danielle Brooks, Cicely Tyson, Fantasia Barrino, and Regina King.

“No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful,” Mrs. Obama told the crowd. “I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. We have so much hope and dreams for you.”

Make sure to watch the special when it airs on BET on Sunday, April 5 at 7/6c.

15+ pictures inside of Michelle Obama, Ava DuVernay, and more at the event…

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Credit: Johnny Nunez/WireImage; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Ava DuVernay, Carmen Ejogo, Cicely Tyson, Danielle Brooks, Fantasia Barrino, Michelle Obama, Regina King

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  • politicallyincorrect

    She’s such a racist ass and an embarrassment as a first lady. ALL girls rock. See: Angelina Jolie empower ALL kids, not segregated groups.

  • CanaryCanary

    If there were ever an event in America called “White Girls Rock,” all hell would break loose. I’ve never been racist or prejudiced but why is this okay?

  • kimber

    Can you even imagine First Lady Laura Bush giving a speech at the WHITE GIRLS ROCK 2005?

  • VanityInsecurity

    Racist & Separatists .. It’s not OK to create shows that are only for one particular culture. For the first lady to attend an event like this ..just shows what they really think & feel.

  • DoDCop

    It’s okay because of an ongoing white guilt complex.
    Whites feel compelled to “apologize” over and over again for actions which, while intolerable today, where once quite common…150 years and more ago. So now, whites accept a kind of reverse racism as being their due for actions they had no hand in and were no part of. And those blacks, who see the opportunity to wrap themselves in the cloak of “oppression”, to continue or exacerbate that guilt complex, while maintaining the division between themselves and others for ideological or political reasons, seem to ignore the self-defeating nature of their actions. Any parent recognizes that the more you capitulate to the squalling child, the more selfish and demanding they become.
    Unfortunately, there are enough agitators, who hold themselves morally, spiritually, or intellectually superior to the rest, who are willing to propagate those divisions to achieve their own ends. So, until everyone who deems themselves “different” accepts the truth that we are all part of the ‘human” race, as opposed to some subset therein, we will always have conflict, division, and malcontents in our midst. In my 40+ years of public service, I have met all kinds of people. And, for my part, I don’t give a damn what you look like, what religion or sexual persuasion you adhere to; nor, do I really care what your political views are. Greet me with an attitude of “entitlement” and a clenched fist, and I’ll give you my back. Greet me with an open hand, and I’ll do the same for you. After that, you’re on your own…

  • emmafabulous

    Michelle you are such a racist, just like Obama you hate white people, and may the way all people rock.

  • emmafabulous

    spot on.

  • BionicBey

    Oh go watch the country awards with Jeb Bush and fantasize about your brother

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  • NRW

    She’s just one big racist diva biatch!!!!!

  • Porsche Weaver

    President Obama and 1st Lady Michelle are involved with American Indian Youth, since Obama campaign has dealt with issues facing American Indian youth, make sure there’s a pathway for the youth to go to college, better their communities. The First Lady has started Girls First which deals with Girls School Attendance, it kicked off in Cambodia, Japan. President Obama has started a Big Brother like program for Black and Brown boys living in poor neighborhoods. Their initiatives aren’t racist but motivated by the plight of poor children, children that have historically been left out of the American fabric. How is that racist? The FLOTUS also works with military families that transcends different races.

  • http://knutesniche.byethost7.com/ KnutesNiche

    Hi. I appreciate my president’s wife sharing positive, uplifting thoughts. However I would appreciate her more if Mrs. Obama addressed the REAL concerns many Americans girls have to deal with.

    That problem many children/teens/girls encounter is listening to women like Vivica Fox, Taraji Henson and Wendy Williams glorifying men and teens who write Rap and Hip Hop performance lyrics essentially characterizing their moms, sisters, grandmas and daughter as witches and bhores.

    Don’t believe me, watch a recent YT vid where American celebrities Williams and Henson proclaim their love for a man named PitBull who writes lyrics like this, Search; PitBull lyrics “305 Anthem”.

    Mrs. Obama you are telling girls to make intelligent choices while these same girls are being told by world famed superstars to admire emotionally damaged men who write lyrics disrespecting peaceful people in American communities.

    Mrs. Obama, PLEASE get tough and address the REAL issues affecting many people in ALL American communities!

    Thank you.

    #protect-kids-from-irresponsible-caregivers

  • Haven

    Idiot.

    This organization was established to encourage and mentor young women of color and give them better role models to look up to in the media. The media glorifies those clowns on reality TV and videos, the Nickis and the Ambers. They need more positive images.

  • VanityInsecurity

    everyone needs positivity in their life not only the black community.. unreal.

  • Haven

    No s***.
    But in this reality, Taylor Swift gets praised a being a role model to all young girls, even if all young girls don’t look like her. I’ m not saying she shouldn’t be admired for her career, but that’s not the first thing a young girl will notice.
    The media NEVER promotes the positive role models for young women of color, but not a day goes by that their isn’t a half naked picture Kim K or Amber Rose being displayed on the internet.
    Sadly, the only time you hear about a positive role model is when they are being insulted, like Zendaya or Mo’ne.

  • http://knutesniche.byethost7.com/ KnutesNiche

    Search: “la-et-ms-iheartradio-music-awards-10-most-embarrassing-moments-20150330-story”

    My president’s wife, Mrs. Michelle Obama is telling/imploring American girls to shine, using their intelligence to prosper and become peaceful citizens as well as loving nurturers for their children….

    …while at the same time LA Times music critic Gerrick D. Kennedy is reporting about the iHeartRadio Music Awards:

    …”Rihanna channeled vintage Lil Kim in her new single “Witch Better Have My Money,…” replace the W with B

    …Iggy Azalea being upstaged by her guests. It’s been a rough few months for the Australian rapper, and instead of trying to change the conversation by performing one of the harder, more inspired tracks on “Reclassified” she performed another duet. The safe, Jennifer Hudson-assisted “Trouble” didn’t make much of an impression, apart from Hudson’s sexy cop outfit (and powerhouse voice) and surprise guest Nick Jonas in tight leather pants.”

    Reading the lyrics to Iggy Azalea’ s performances, seeing that Ms. Azalea characterizes her fellow humans in a demeaning manner, often referring to them as less than human, I have to question the character and values of people like Jennifer Hudson who collaborate with Rap or Hip Hop performers who glorify hate and espouse lawlessness.

    The further I look into Rap and Hip Hop culture the more I question the character and emotional stability of it’s performers, and the more my sadness and prejudice for them grows.

    These entertainers are CASHING IN on glorifying the emotional and physical pain many of these performers claim they have experienced…I say this is hogwash. Much of their pain is self-inflicted or inflicted upon these artists by ignorant male and females who embrace this lifestyle for profit and fame…nothing more!

    Jennifer Hudson should be deeply ashamed for using her popularity to boost these sick, damaged, depressed rappers and hip hoppers, treating them like American Royalty, instead of denouncing them for writing lyrics that essentially characterize the girls Mrs. Obama is speaking to as witches and bhores.

    Seems most all of today’s female celebrity role models are infected by the Rap Hip Hop culture.

    Which popular celebrity role models should the American girls Mrs. Obama is speaking to, choose to admire? Are there any role models who espouse peace and respect?

    In his 2015 Grammy award winning rap performance, “I”, Kendrick Lamar reveals, “I’ve been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent.”

    #protect-kids-from-irresponsible-caregivers

  • Darren Snakeman

    There should be more black girls in rock, since so many rocking girls are non-white.

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