A “Lil Positivity”: First Lady Michelle Obama Flies South Of The Border To Encourage Youth Involvement

- By Bossip Staff

After a quick unannounced stop in Haiti yesterday with Vice President Biden’s wife Jill, First Lady Michelle Obama is in Mexico today and tomorrow on her first solo trip overseas. Pop the hood for details

Heavy emphasis on the young should be expected on this trip. Last night the First Lady was welcomed by US ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual and dozens of schoolchildren. Today’s agenda includes meetings with the wife of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Margarita Zavala; visits to Mexico’s Museum of Anthropology and History and an elementary school financed by a US foundation. The First Lady is also scheduled to deliver an address to students at the Ibero-American University before meeting Mexican female leaders and dining with Mexico’s President and First Lady. Tomorrow, Mrs. O is set to meet with community youth leaders and US embassy employees in Mexico City before leaving on Thursday afternoon. This morning First Lady Michelle spoke about her international aims:

“My international agenda as first lady is going to focus on speaking to young people because I believe, and so does the president, that in order for this world to meet the challenges that we’ll face it’s going to need this coming generation to know that they are prepared and they are ready to take on this challenge,” Mrs. Obama said aboard the plane on her way to Mexico. “We have to tap into that talent wherever it lives.”

Speaking in a video message that the White House distributed Wednesday morning, Mrs. Obama continued: “My message to the young people is that success and possibility doesn’t know a race, a background, a gender, a socioeconomic class. We are going to need the energy and the passion of every single young person. We are going to have to develop those schools and have those young people believing in their own potential.”

Guiding Mrs. Obama on Wednesday was her Mexican counterpart, Margarita Zavala, whom she has met on a number of occasions. “We have much in common,” Mrs. Obama, 46, said of Ms. Zavala, 42, who is also a former lawyer, a mother of young children and a presidential spouse who has made the welfare of young people her signature issue.

Mrs. Obama arrived here from Haiti, where an unannounced stop in the earthquake-damaged capital, Port-au-Prince, included a visit to a converted school bus used to provide therapy for traumatized children who had lost their homes.

Gotta give it up to Michelle for making Haiti her first international stop without the Prez! We kinda wish she’d made it an extended stay like she’s doing with Mexico but we were kinda thinking since it’s her first trip and since they’re in no shape to roll out the red carpet she can get a pass this time. Stopping in Haiti first is a great gesture, but with the Mexican border so close and all our immigration and drug trafficking woes, maybe Michelle is doing the right thing by making a longer motivational stay there? What do you think?

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  • Virgo06'

    How about now?!

  • Man, I just don't care™

    She need to sit her azz down. She is NOT a politician or a diplomat. Always running to get some shine and chit.

    Cot-dayum disgrace.

  • gloria

    OTHER PEOPLE UNDERSTAND LOYALTY AND I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…..BUT NOT AMERICAN NEGROES WITH A FEW DOLLARS. THAT’S WHY THE WHITE MAN IS TAKING THEM DOWN ONE BY ONE.

  • DISLOYAL

    wdf??? a lil positivity my a**…have ppl forgot about the street wars and crimes and poor ppl in AMERICA??? TRAVELIN TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO HELP THEM MOFOS BUT WHOMS HELPIN OUT WITH THE CRISIS HERE IN AMERICA???

  • jean

    I wish the white man who selected her black self for an opportunity to go to harvard would have tapped into the world’s talent before selecting her. Bet she wouldnt have made the cut then. stupid.

  • aleximaq

    She is so wonderful….

  • Don'tGiveAWhat

    Michelle is the business. A true example of a wife for all the anti-matrimony busters. Not just a wife, in fact… She is THE FRANCHISE. LOL

    And speaking of first ladies, where’s Sydney? I’ve got to tell her something!! 🙂

  • bahamas/chicago/cayman girl

    And another thing I’m sure P.O.T.U.S is cool with her role!

  • JOELOUIS

    She is a great first lady. Thank God for Black Women and educated women. She is a role model to all people. Go and get aa education, marry a hard working man, and raise your kids correctly. There will always be negative people in the world, but so what.

    Gottaloveher!

  • caribbean coons standing in hate of black americans

    I BET THEY DONT KNOW THE NAME OF THEIR OWN VOODOO ISLAND FIRST LADY, BUT THEY THINK THEY KNOW ALL ABOUT THE U.S.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    Whether some people realize it or not, Michelle Obama travelling around the world is a very good thing because:

    A. She doesn’t really have a “job” in the traditional sense, so she has the time and the platform to pursue interests that are important to her.

    B. She gracefully and elegantly counters the image that many people around the world have of black women.

    c. Because she is the First Lady, any cause she attaches her name/image to immediately receives a higher profile.

    I love our First Lady!

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983. 2 Days. Bossip is like a bad accident...I cannot look away!!!

    I believe many other first ladies have traveled abroad doing hands on work.

    Why are you guys so upset?

  • Don'tGiveAWhat

    @ Theorius

    **jaw drops in shock**

    LOL. Well since we’re starting out on the right foot, mayhaps we can play nicely today!! Whaddya say? I’m willing… 🙂

  • Don'tGiveAWhat

    Here’s another shocker – I agree with the rest of YOUR statement too… Even the part addressed to hoochies and gold diggers!! LOL

  • Hannibal

    THE UGLIEST FIRST LADY IN HISTORY.

  • TA

    Michelle Obama represents “all” women with grace and professionalism. Stop hating and take lessons. The fact that she happens to be an African American women make it even more great because she gets to show the world that African American women are just as educated as our white counterparts. I love it. Go Michelle.

  • Serenity

    go Michelle u sure have made a positive impact 4 black women.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    @Don’t Give A What

    Good morning to both of you. It’s nice to see the love fest. 🙂

  • Gimmeabreak78

    @Theorius

    Oops! My comment to Don’t Give A What was directed at you too.

  • Theorius Stylez

    @DontGiveAWhat
    **jaw drops in shock**

    ROTFL!!!!!!

    Sure. I’d like that. As a matter of fact, I encourage ALL YOUNG BLACK MEN to WIFE A WOMAN WITH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR HONORABLE FIRST LADY, MICHELLE OBAMA. Real Talk. 😉

    Have a great day,Ladies! 😉

  • Theorius Stylez

    @Gimmeabreak78
    Good morning lil’Lady. As usual, your confidence is showin’ again…….(two thumbs up!!!)

    Have a great day.

  • Elana

    Michelle is a wonderful First Lady. Love her.

  • PardonMySwag

    Some of these comments are puzzling. Especially the early ones.

    I wish I had the mental fortitude to address the level of ignorance. I relent. Maybe someone smarter can pick up the mantle.

  • Don'tGiveAWhat

    @ Gimmeabreak78

    All it takes it some common ground, and BOOM!! “Nucca moment” defused!

    (I hope y’all are Boondocks fans… LOL)

  • Hello...Is it me your looking for?

    Team Michelle!!!

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