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2009-04-07 07:26:00

SPECIAL MAY COVER STORY FEATURES FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA AND HER MOTHER NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE's May issue celebrates Mother's Day in a special way -- with two of the most popular mothers in the world! In their first interview together, First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson, 71, did a sit down interview in the White House during their first photo shoot together to speak to ESSENCE editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray about retaining their family values,...

2008-12-04 18:21:11

Sources within Barack Obama's family say they expect the U.S. President-elect mother-in-law to move with her family into the White House. USA Today reported Thursday that Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, is believed to be planning to move from her native Chicago to continue her campaign-era role of helping care for the first family's two young daughters. Robinson and Michelle Obama have not officially confirmed whether the grandmother of Sasha and Malia Ann Obama will move into the...

2008-11-22 11:51:21

U.S. President George W. Bush's family say they enjoyed a bonding moment with U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's two daughters during a White House tour. Bush's 26-year-old daughter Barbara said she and her sister, Jenna Hager, took Sasha and Malia Obama on a tour of the presidential home Tuesday and even showed the young girls how to have some White House fun, People magazine reported Friday. We helped them jump on the beds, Barbara said. We used to jump on the beds when we were little,...

2008-08-26 06:00:10

By Martha T. Moore DENVER -- Michelle Obama, whose husband calls her "the star" of their family, introduced herself Monday to the Democratic convention in a heartfelt speech invoking the dreams of her father and the hopes of her husband for the nation. "Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do," Obama said. "You treat people with dignity and respect, even...

Word of the Day
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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.