Posted on: February 20, 2024 Posted by: Christina Bronner Comments: 2

Michelle Obama Wins a Second Grammy Award 

 

WRITTEN BY DR. SHANESSA FENNER 

Michelle Obama is the epitome of Black Excellence. The former first lady has garnered her second Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. She won best audiobook, narration and storytelling for The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times during the 2024 pre-show for the Grammys. The 

leading lady was not in attendance to receive the prestigious award. 

Her first Grammy Award was for Best Spoken Word Album for her compelling audiobook, Becoming. And from the very first word of her inspirational book Becoming, readers have loved what they read and what she represents.

Mrs. Obama has been bringing the real since her husband, Barack Obama, stepped on the political scene as America’s first Black President in 2009. Born January 17, 1964, the roots of Michelle LaVaughn Robinson were planted in Chicago, Illinois in a home where there was a commitment to education, hard work and family. Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School. 

In 1988, she joined Sidley Austin Law Firm in Chicago and there is where she met the incomparable Barack Obama. And soon enough, that professional connection became a romantic one. As their relationship blossomed, the two fell in love and married in 1992. Along the way, she pivoted from public law to public service and became the assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago’s City Hall before becoming the executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies as well as other roles such as associate dean of student services and vice president of community and external affairs. During these years their beautiful daughters, Malia and Sasha, were born.      

During her years as first lady, Mrs. Obama created the program Let’s Move! to eradicate childhood obesity. She wanted to provide nutritious food to schools’ lunch programs, plant vegetable gardens across America, provide healthy and affordable food in low socioeconomic communities and provide opportunities for students to be physically active. She has been a role model for women and international adolescent girls, higher education, healthy families and service members and their families. 

In 2018, the Obamas inked a deal with Netflix to produce films and projects under their new production company Higher Ground Productions. In 2020, she premiered The Michelle Obama Podcast.  Her legacy continues to unfold as a voice for the voiceless and a faithful humanitarian for those in need. 

2 People reacted on this

  1. Michelle Obama really should run for President. I know she doesn’t want to , but America needs her. Thanks for the fabulous article.

  2. This woman is 60. Unbelievable. Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful, intelligent and unapologetically black.

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