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Michelle Obama shared a childhood photo from her school yearbook to mark the Day of Charity on Thursday Sept. 5.

The back-to-school photo shows 10-year-old Michelle displaying a toothy grin and bangs over her forehead.

In the photo caption on Instagram.com, Michelle said every girl deserves a good education and the same opportunities she's had.

"It's so easy for us to take our education for granted, especially here in the United States. Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school," she wrote.

"I learned a lot in school," she continued, "how to do my multiplication tables and structure a paragraph, yes, but also how to push myself, be a good friend, and dust myself off after a failure."

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She added, "I believe every girl on the planet deserves the same kind of opportunities that I’ve had ... Girls who go to school have healthier children, higher salaries, lower poverty rates, and they can even help boost their entire nation's economy.

"The future of our world is only as bright as our girls," she wrote.

Michelle, 55, shares two grown daughters with former President Barack Obama, 58.

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It’s after Labor Day, so I’m thinking about all the young people heading back to school and reflecting on my own days as a student in Chicago. I learned a lot in school—how to do my multiplication tables and structure a paragraph, yes, but also how to push myself, be a good friend, and dust myself off after a failure. It’s so easy for us to take our education for granted, especially here in the United States. Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. I believe every girl on the planet deserves the same kind of opportunities that I’ve had—a chance to fulfill her potential and pursue her dreams. We know that when we give girls a chance to learn, they’ll seize it. And when they do, our whole world benefits. Girls who go to school have healthier children, higher salaries, lower poverty rates, and they can even help boost their entire nation’s economy. So today on #WorldCharityDay, I want you to share your favorite #BackToSchool photo and to join the @girlsopportunityalliance to take action for global girls’ education. Visit the link in my bio to learn more—because the future of our world is only as bright as our girls.

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  • Seldomseen

    Love her....

  • Starburst

    She was a cute little girl.

  • Kanyade

    It's so easy for us to take our education for granted...


  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Totally agree ... I see no lies told here .... ?? she was too cute

  • We Can Do This

    She took her education seriously because the people in her household was serious about education. That's where it starts.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    True words spoken by an AMAZING woman! Cute pic too!

  • UallrFOOLS

    Well, her husband helped little Mexican girls but he didn't do anything to help little black girls in the ghetto. Carryon

  • Bridget Gatlin

    Michelle also had good parents that were role models and steered her in the right direction......

  • Phillybruh
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. I'd say about 75-80% of the success you have in life is going to be based on that parental/family foundation you had when you were growing up.

  • Jethro


  • Facts and Receipts

    Awe Michelle. You were too cute auntie. God bless you for those words for our girls.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I just love tew see throwbyke pix....yew are an amazing woman Michelle

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs


  • JALC

    Why is she sitting like a drunken hillbilly in a bar???????

  • KarmaBackAround

    I miss the obamas.. idc idc.. i miss them!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile... What are YOU doing for the little black girls is YOUR hood? Stop waiting for someone ELSE to help with the problems YOU see in YOUR ghetto https://media2.giphy.com/media/mboNOI5o0vKBa/giphy.gif

  • KarmaBackAround


  • KarmaBackAround

    Chiiiii #StopFoolingUrself

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Why then do Democrats and black feminist promote a lie to (young) blacks that men are optional and not needed in the home? "I don't need a man"!??????

  • Coy little wink

    Girl...stopfoolingurself ?

  • UallrFOOLS

    I do that whenever I hear "Hope and Change"

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I figured there had to be at least one who would come on here trying to stir the pot with that kind of mess.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Looks like the white trolls are coming out of the woodwork now. Be alert, people.


  • https://disqus.com/home/discussion/freakkboxshawty/freakkbox_on_strikingly B A B Y ?

    lol at her child pic she look like she orta be named Louise

  • Alextra Ballard

    Mrs. Obama presence as being a First Lady is truly missed.....cuz Be Best aka Melania ain doin a damn thang

  • Alextra Ballard

    I knew it was just a matter of time

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    This is nice. Now bye cuz I ain’t got time today for the mess!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    There's a bunch of them you never see on any regular Black news/entertainment story on this site. But as soon as it has to do with politics,Trump, Obama, etc... they come out of the closet with the quickness.

  • TransMichelle
  • Renee26

    Yes Queen!! I get behind this cause ?

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Just a FYI: Michelle Obama's White House staff totaled 24 people. Melania's WH staff totals 5 - at a savings of over $5 million to American taxpayers.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    They’re riding in on the Troll Express https://media3.giphy.com/media/JGbcT35wvAEwg/giphy.gif

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Rhyme and Reason

    I disagree, as someone from the ghetto. As someone who have worked as an after school instructor in a hood high school and the projects, I disagree! As a single parent to a special needs teen in public school, I disagree! Here’s my [LONG] take...

    It’s the UNFORTUNATE PARENTING AND FAILING SCHOLS! But, mostly parenting.

    I’ve seen the brightest kids not plan on attending college because they don’t want to leave their younger siblings, are cursed out and so broken, by their own parents who have such low self-worth that they become jealous of their own kids! The homes are so unhealthy, abusive random love-in boyfriends, molestation, peer pressure, and generational ignorance!

    The PARENTS are the ones who allow their kids to dropout of school, and it’s downhill from that point! Education is available, and community colleges are places where teens can get back on track with GED classes and remedial reading and math classes. A place that offers certification for occupations to gain more certain employment: early childhood development/preschool teacher, dental assistant/hygienist, x-ray tech, ultrasound tech, social worker assistant, auto-mechanics, project manager/construction worker, etc.!

    Poor PARENTS [many] don’t attend church nor send their children, so the kids miss out on free tutoring, mentoring, sports activities (little leagues), scholarships, college tours, girls scouts, martial arts, praise dancing, mime, choir-singing, etiquette classes, cotillions, volunteering at soup kitchens, youth camps and outings, etc., programs [opportunities] that many established churches offer today!

    Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Kidz Zone Model - offers palatable [FAMILY] solutions!
    Parents’ Accountability and Safety Nets [PROGRAMS] for “little black girls in the ghetto!
    Participation - Kids have to make the choice to stay in programs, retention is quite challenging when a person is out of his or her comfort zone, even if it’s hell!

    We can’t legislate morality, make people conform, and one black president can’t make parents parent, and clean up our failing schools overnight. The public school battle is horrible, but too many of us can read, teach what we know to the underserved kids in our area! Parenting classes should be mandatory for kids, who are failing, acting out, bullying, stealing, etc. before they get criminal records, and the cycle continues!

  • TransMichelle

    Interesting...! I can imagine if Melania had a staff of 24. We would never hear the end of it. The Odumbas are the most gluttonous people to step in the white house.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    The current Administration has spent more money in 4 years than the previous spent during the ENTIRE 2 terms!

  • Well$$Well$$?

    You still hear that? After Trump being President for almost 3 years??? Obama really gets y'all triggered. At first it was annoying but now it's just hilarious.

  • PhillyFacts

    Just an FYI: Michelle is an educated sister, she attended both Princeton, and Harvard and actually worked while in the white house. She saved over 5 million children from suffering from childhood obesity with her "Let's Move" initiative. But Go Off Sandy...

  • Look@m3

    I thought there was a total for them golf trips too but I guess we just going to ignore the cost of the golf trips alone.

  • PhillyFacts

    I think the plastic surgery around the eye lids prevents blinking...

  • Look@m3

    Let me fix that one part... Michelle is an educated sister THAT WORKED HER ASS OFF and actually worked a real job before becoming the first lady. She attended both.....

  • Bridget Gatlin

    I'm a Democrat and a Feminist, I've never said one parent is equal to a two parent home...Maybe you should stop generalizing people

  • The REAL Cheese eggs


  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "she attended both Princeton, and Harvard..."

    And for that she needs 24 staffers? ?

  • Lucky8

    I agree Michelke, including having the bestest husband and father like our beloved President Obama.

  • Eric B

    I think we all have opportunity. Opportunity is not the issue as I see it. The issue(s) are with people who are in positions to alter or influence one's growth or progression. If an individual wants a job, they can apply for it. If one wants to advance their education, one can pursue that. With any job or educational endeavor, there is no guarantee outcome. As a result, we get into who you know, family ties, fraternity/sorority ties, political ties, etc. Best believe, Mrs. Obama had/has ties as a result of her Ivy League education. Her daughters will have the same as a result of their educational choices.

  • OvertheMississippi

    I LOVE HER!!

  • Scorpio

    Not to mention the millions it cost to guard Trump Tower in NYC.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Or at the very least a chance. Love michelle though. So glad i went to see her on her book tour

  • Itzgoingdown2

    I wasn't talking about you. I was talking about the overwhelming majority of Democrats Leaders and Black Feminist Leaders Barbara Smith, Bell Hooks, Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Margaret Sloan-Hunter, ect

  • TransMichelle

    The Odumbas never really held jobs anyway. Both of their licenses to practice law were revoked or basically placed "on court ordered inactive status." They were mainly "drifters" which made Odumba ripe for programming to become the US president and continue the set-up for this country's demise.He was nothing but a Manchurian candidate. It paid off well for the scoundrels though. Now they're buying some of the most expensive property in the country for the paltry price of selling their souls.

  • PhillyFacts

    Michelle launched, and helped launch Lets Move, Reach Higher Initiative, My Plate, Joining Forces, Chefs Move to Schools, The School Lunch, Let Girls Learn, My Plate Mi Plato. She also helped build, and refurbish over 6000 tennis courts for children. Michelle
    raised funds to support mentoring programs for young girls, encouraging them to break the glass ceiling.

    This is just some of the many accomplishments while first lady of the US; and to know she’s accomplished all this with just 24 staff members is simply amazing!
    Melatonin has five staffers a stylist, baby sitter, maid, cook, and driver; the aforementioned employees can't compare to Michelle's "accomplished staffers" . IJS

  • davine puddin

    You are so right. My mental health went in decline starting from my child hood. But I was paranoid enough to live in a hotel that allowed my daughter to go to north Atlanta and grandson to e rivers. Because I did not want them to go through what I went through. Yes they had to endure my mental illness but they were completely safe and well educated. Now I go to psych and counseling. But they end up having the best because of my fair of what I went through...completely 100 percent what you typed...

  • SpiceGirl
  • dontgetblocked

    Actually, she made children hate their lunch menus. They were served slop!

  • dontgetblocked

    The Bush first ladies made remarkable improvements in the education system...targeting the inner city. Even the Bush twins taught in the hood while Michelle danced with Beyonce in videos.

  • dontgetblocked

    What job was that?

  • dontgetblocked

    A lady doesn't sit with her legs open and hunched up like that! She looks hood. She is nothing special just a token that the libs "tried" to refine. You see she's still rough around the edges.

  • PhillyFacts

    "Bush" wasn't the topic of discussion stay on task... In walks all the Trump-Trolls... good lawd...........

  • yvette46

    Bamas so get on my nerve daughters are so white washed it's a shame.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Blessing Sis! Glad you are getting the help that you need and are working on yourself! Your children will thank you for your sacrifices, if they havent already!
    Take care??

  • Coco

    I’ve never seen a Democrat or feminist tell black women that they should leave men that are good providers and treat them with respect and kindness.

    Can you provide links?

  • Coco

    You know someone who calls it “the ghetto” doesn’t care about little black girls until it’s time to talk sh*t about the Obamas.

  • Sasha

    Is Michelle Obama "sitting like that" or is she demonstrating something? My thoughts are, she is in the middle of telling a story or giving a demonstration. Come on silly people...

  • gellie

    Melania's 5 person staff reflects what she actually does...NOTHING. Michelle and many of the first ladies before her (Republican and Democrat) were all very active First Ladies.

  • Myopinion

    I doubt they are white washed after all the racist remarks they have heard about their parents and themselves too. I think it's just that the elite status that they possess is of the Anglo persuasion. Maybe the oldest dates white men because that is who she can relate best to. You know most often black kids will make you feel ostracized if you were raised outside of what they are used to. You have to look deeper into situations instead of surface diving.

  • Myopinion
  • Myopinion

    Majority of these women are lesbian so it's possible that they would say that...duh

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Wrong! Not some All. Black feminism is nothing but a front for man hating black lesbians. Fyi not all lesbians hate black men, however, I have never seen a black feminist who didn't have a simmering resent towards black men.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    They tell young black women that men are optional, not needed, marriage is not important. Read up on the black feminist leaders list that I wrote. You can start with this link.


  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No one likes Melania.
    BTW how much more golf is Trump playing (at his resorts) than Obama?

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Obama played golf 333 times in his 8 year presidency. Trump has played golf 56 times. But, continue...

  • Junkanoo

    All Melania does is shop for designer clothes and play dress up she's useless

  • Sushi

    I am not a supporter of any party, but can we give credit where credit is due... I SEE a lot of haters that want to tear down and not build, we as a people have been brained washed......

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump has spent $340 million on golf so far. Far more than Obama.

  • sweetae99

    Yes. My girls complained all the time. School lunch was horrible.

  • sweetae99

    Michael was secretly in love with Beyoncé.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    333 to 56? Your math is a little off. ?

  • UallrFOOLS

    Marriage solves a lot of those problems.

  • Logan Roberts

    I agree Michelle, but let's start with our girls at home first.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Education, marriage, combined incomes, home ownership, and entrepreneurship, indeed solves many problems!

    But, even when following a marriage blueprint, living in upscale or strong communities, parenting is still the major influence for kids!

    Ask parents with kids in residential substance abuse treatment facilities or the number of drug overdoses many families face; the opioid epidemic, happening in manicured lawned, two-parent homes, the affluent to White Appalachia!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    See, I COMMEND parents like yourself! In the mist of your trials, testimony, and VICTORY, your kids’ best interest was your driving force!

    You were not overwhelmed by “ACUTE SELFISHNESS!”

    Praise God, Praise you!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The answer is yes. Trump has played 2.6 times more golf than Obama in his first 2 years and 91 days and has cost the tax payer an estimated $74 million more than Obama.

    As of now the answer is clear, President Trump has spent more time on the golf course and by a wide margin. Trump has been at the golf course 170 times in his first 821 days as president, Obama was at the course 65 times over the same period of time. Below is a graph measuring the cumulative presidential golfing count by number of days in office:

    Yes, Trump is expected to be at the golf course 302 times in his first term in office measured on a run-rate basis. That is almost more than Obama’s total golf count over eight year which was 322 rounds played. Obama played golf 113 times during his first term in office.

    We personally expect Trump’s golf count to be a bit lower than the projected 302 times, as we expect he’ll be campaigning frequently during the last year of his first term in office.

    If Trump wins the next election and serves a second term in office he is estimated to play 605 rounds of golf in total over his two terms, measured on a run-rate basis. Obama played around 322 rounds over the same period.

    President Trump’s golfing habit has cost the U.S. tax payer an estimated $97,000,000 according to Trump Golf Count. The website estimates this cost by adding up the average cost of travel for the president estimated by The Washington Post.

    To find out Trump’s latest golf outing cost, check out our newest article here.

    President Obama’s golfing habit over the same time period cost U.S. tax payers an estimated $23,370,000.

    So over the same period of time President Trump has cost the U.S. tax payer $73,630,000 more than Obama.


  • UallrFOOLS

    Perfection does not exist. The only thing we can do is put ourselves, family and kids in the best position to succeed and be productive.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    You’re right, there is no such thing as perfection, all any of us/families can do is best play the hand we’ve been given, meet life’s challenges/trappings, our best is good enough, as we all come flawed!

  • samuel severino

    You mean Michael LaVaughn Robinson?

  • yvette46

    Yeah I don't think so for me because white folk were calling the Obamas gorilla in heels monkey, ape everything negative. So, dating or befriending a white person would never happen. And middle child best friend is white. There were no black people in there inner circle. Come on!! A lot black folks have money and have elite status..but you know how some black folks are once they get money gotta have white friends to feel like the made it and somebody gotta get massa approval.

  • Myopinion

    The oldest daughter is dating a white boy

  • Dreamer

    Just because they have been called some terrible names by some white people, does not mean that they need to cut off white people entirely and never associate with any of them forever. You do realize that you can’t generalize a group of people, right? The same way you can’t generalize all black people? Maybe the daughter relates to that person a lot and it has nothing to do with them trying to portray a certain status? Maybe she has a lot of experiences in common with him and they can help each other through a lot of what they go through as young adults coming of age?

  • Dreamer

    Melatonin ?

  • yvette46

    I know..

  • yvette46

    Dreamer you are living in a Dream!! You have your opinion and I have mine. I can generalize all white folks are evil. I have been around them ALL my life and have not meet one decent one!! You can go on living in your we are the world fantasy. Hands across America while I live in reality.

  • ViolettaBliss

    The Obama's are such fame Whore_ .I was over them when there was a surgence of cops shooting innocent black folks and instead of making a statement and reaching out to bereft families, they had a series of star studded gala events and concerts at the White House. She is not first lady material look at the way she is sitting, I remember the cringy videos of her in tight work out gear excersizing for her ' Health & wellness campaign. I think it would be appropriate for a model to have been used. Yes I voted for Obama 'once' and felt bamboozled at his poor performance. I will not support people because they are the same skin tone as me. NEXT