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.



  • Sola

    finally someone speaking with truth and sense!

  • LaDiva

    Co-sign with Mrs. Obama on this …


    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 :)

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