Michelle Obama Tells NAACP Slavery’s Over… Let’s Move On!

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Michelle Obama at NAACP Convention

Michelle Obama is tired of the NAACP pissin’ and moanin’ about slavery. At the NAACP Convention, she told them the greatest challenge to our children isn’t Jim Crow, its Little Debbie! Pop it to see her put the smack down.

Michelle is tellin’ the NAACP to get right, or get left. She attended the annual convention to let them know that while they’ve been harping on enslavement from decades ago, our kids have been getting fatter and dumber by the second.

At the NAACP, Mrs. Obama linked the civil rights struggle of earlier eras to the present-day battle for the health of African-American children. Speaking bluntly and returning to a familiar theme for her, the first lady said kids spend too much time watching TV, playing video games and surfing the Internet instead of playing outside.

“In fact, studies have found that African-American children spend an average of nearly six hours a day watching TV — and that every extra hour of TV they watch is associated with the consumption of an additional 167 calories.” The First Lady said.

“We are living today in a time where we’re decades beyond slavery, we are decades beyond Jim Crow, when one of the greatest risks to our children’s future is their own health, African-American children are significantly more likely to be obese than are white children. Nearly half of African-American children will develop diabetes at some point in their lives. People, that’s half of our children.
“And if we don’t do something to reverse this trend right now, our kids won’t be in any shape to continue the work begun by the founders of this great organization,” she continued.

“So we owe it to all those who’ve come before us to ensure that all those who come after us — our children and our grandchildren — that they have the strength and the energy and the enduring good health that they need to continue and complete that journey.”
She left the group with her “Let’s Move!” rallying cry:

“So I’m asking you, NAACP, will you move with me? Let’s move! I’m going to need you, NAACP. This is not an endeavor that I can do by myself. We cannot change the health of our community alone.”

Said Mrs. Obama: “I’m going to need each and every single one of you to work together for this campaign for our children’s future. If we do this together, we can change the way our children think about their health forever.”

The NAACP has gotten so good at controversy, it will be interesting to see them in action. Let’s see if they take her up on her offer to shut up and do something.

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  • Sola

    finally someone speaking with truth and sense!

  • LaDiva

    Co-sign with Mrs. Obama on this …

  • THE SMOKIN' SECTION

    I second that!

  • dee

    The greatest threat to our youth is Young Money…….

    and Little Debbie.

  • Phacorah

    Get-em Michelle. And people always told me I was old fashion cause my son didn’t and don’t (at 16) have a TV in his room. They said I was crazy when I made him ask me before grabbing things from the refridgerator. In addition to that if we as parents eat well our children will follow suit. Don’t but it, it won’t be there for them to eat.

  • HF

    @ Sola

    Ask the Jews. They still bother with the holocaust and no 1 tells them 2 “forget it.”

    I agree with the 1st Lady in that the NAACP has become largely redundant and stuck in 1964.

  • It's Me

    Preach on sister. I agree with everything she said…

  • Allenro

    whats the past is the past…forgive and forget huh?

  • Martinigal

    Thank you Mrs. Obama. Sometime I wonder whats the need for the NAACP.

    @ dee: DWL! Young money crew is a problem to our children.

  • cece

    i love her.

  • Here to Share Knowledge, Not argue with you

    We do need to move on….all of us….for real. Let all of this stuff go and get it together. Do ya’ll notice that the moment people from other contries set foot onto American soil they begin the process of prospering? Now, that is not to take away from the 400+ years we spent building this country and being torn down in the process but we need to get pass the trappings and set ups. Get educated, leave these damn drugs alone stop taking our queues in life from rap music and start acting like the kings and queens we are….wannna really p*ss white people off? Ignore their bullshyt and get yours just like they are getting thiers…only maintain your soul….white people will start dropping dead of massive heart attacks….

  • dee

    Obesity is a problem to all races.

  • Here to Share Knowledge, Not argue with you

    @The greatest threat to our youth is Young Money…….

    and Little Debbie.
    ****************************************
    You are so right….but I am a grown woman and Little Debbie is a threat to me….can we get them to stop making the oatmeal cream pies and the nutty butty bars???

  • eye

    Thank you Michelle! You always bring the truth that isn’t masked in excused and blame. Get over it black people. We are all created equal.

  • CUT the BULLSH!T!

    Right on, Share Knowledge🙂

  • Marquis de Sade

    Oh Lawsy, she done started it up now! All the old time negroes who still profit from Jim Crow-ism, like Alice Walker, Maya Angelou Rev. Jesse Jackson, N.A.A.C.P. is probably all besides themselves now.

  • That's What Time It Is

    Gotta love white privilege, huh? Only THEY can type nonsense like black people are free, let by-gones be by-gones and we are all equal, without irony.

    Tell Oscar Grant racism was over and he was free. Wait, wait, don’t tell me. He had priors, so what happened to him was acceptable, right?

    Well then, I reserve th right to consider yt’s previous criminal record when I deal with them.

    Kumbaya my azz.

  • Glok....Lawda Mercy Big Botti Gyal!!!

    WHAT TRUE POTENTIAL WE DIDNT DO CHIT WITH OUR POTENTIAL AND WE BEEN FREE ALL THIS TIME!

  • THE SMOKIN' SECTION

    What’s good Glok!

    Listen, man…she said our kids are getting fatter and dumber…that’s 100% true. We know the effects of Jim Crow are still present, but knowledge is power…we gotta get our kids’ minds right first, so they’ll have the wherewithal to go up against this historically racist institution.

    On another note, did you go on your Barbados excursion yet? Did you take an extra puff for me, lol?

  • Gold

    I agree with the First Lady. Black people so full of Sh..t.Always talking about racism and they are racist more than anyone else. Let they see a white girl date one of the black ugly brothers and u see how they act. Get over it and i am black.

  • Secret Voice

    She’s a even bigger joke that I thought because I bet you will NEVER see that bytch stand in front of a bunch of so called Jews and tell them to forget about the Holocaust!

    Black people do not be mislead just because the bytch come in Black face!

  • Baybaybay

    I agree with Michelle Obama. The NAACP needs an upgrade new leadership and new members to fight causes that are effecting us now. I’m not bashing the organization it helped many blacks in the past but in my opinion is no longer relevant and hasn’t been in many years. Most of its members are elderly and the bad thing about that is old people don’t usually like younger people or changes being made so they will complain about someone calling blacks the N word when right now blacks in the inner city are facing tougher problems than that. I’m hoping the NAACP can change with the times and be as important to the black community in 2010 as it was in the past.

  • rain

    What have Obama done for black ppl since he’s been in office, nothing!!!!!I really don’t see him in another turm

  • whatever

    co-signing HF

  • Denise

    Jews own this country like they own the world and they always have that won’t change. Jews never forget about the Holocaust but they don’t wallow in their pity either. Jews go to business, they go to school and could care less that you dislike them and they are right. They glance back at the past but they keep moving forward. There ain’t a thing you can do about the past, you can not change it but you can change your present and your future if you work hard enough at it.

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