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NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

Event includes spoken word, workshops and poster making in support of social justice ...

North Portland Library Announces June Computer Classes

Upcoming courses include Introduction to Spreadsheets, What is the Cloud? and Learn Programming with Games ...

Merkley to Hold Town Hall in Clackamas County

Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold town hall in Clackamas County, May 30 ...

NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

NAACP Portland invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting ...

Photos: Fundraiser for Sunshine Division's Assistance Programs

Under the Stars fundraiser took place on May 18 at the Melody Grand Ballroom ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children ...

CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices

What many homeowners soon discover is that faithfully paying a monthly mortgage is in some cases, just not enough ...

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

Julianne Malveaux says that Betsy “DeVoid,” is no Mary McLeod Bethune ...

NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT



A woman will be president in her lifetime, first lady Michelle Obama speculated in an interview this week, though she wouldn't offer a prediction on whether that woman would be Hillary Clinton.

"She hasn't announced anything, so I'm certainly not going to get ahead of her," the first lady said, laughing, in an interview for Sunday's edition of Parade Magazine.

The country, she added, was "ready" for a woman commander-in-chief, but, "It's just a question of who's the best person out there."

One woman who definitely will not be the first female president? Michelle Obama.

Asked if she'll ever run for office herself, the answer was a simple, "No."

Clinton made history in 2008 by receiving more votes in the presidential primaries than any previous woman, though she eventually lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama.

In the interview, Obama described how her husband's election altered Americans' sense of who could become president.

"Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States," she said. "That changes the bar for all of our children, regardless of their race, their sexual orientation, their gender. It expands the scope of opportunity in their minds. And that's where change happens."

And while she will never run for office, she did detail one small way her life in the public eye had changed her life.

Asked why she ditched the bangs that caused such a stir earlier this year, Michelle Obama said, "You know, it's hard to make speeches with hair in your face!"















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