Someone We Actually Like: First Lady Michelle Obama Covers ESSENCE magazine

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First Lady Michelle Obama Covers ESSENCE

The FLOTUS is covering the August issue of ESSENCE magazine and giving her thoughts on the importance of education especially when it pertains to the First Daughters Sasha and Malia.

Additionally the First Lady stresses how remembering our black history should encourage us to “not waste opportunities” bestowed upon us.

ESSENCE.com reports:

First Lady Michelle Obama has always been vocal about her passion for higher learning, and this month she expounds on that in her candid conversation with ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush. A big part of the recipe for success has to do with nurturing resilience in our children, she says.

“I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn’t shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at which you are really growing. It’s not just about grades or test scores. Today our kids may shy away from applying to college if they think they don’t have the right grade or test score. But the truth is that the kids who succeed and go on to be successful professionals are the ones who know how to work hard,” says Mrs. Obama.

And in order to even get that far, she says, they have to see education as an opportunity and take advantage of that kind of foundation.

“We cannot waste the opportunity that we have here in America, especially as African-Americans. Our ancestors fought and bled and died so that we could go to school,” she says. “And I still think about that.”

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The First Lady’s August ESSENCE cover hits stands July 4.

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