EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Obama joins REVOLT for an original special with a star-studded panel of women of color

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Obama joins REVOLT for an original special with a star-studded panel of women of color

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If you can’t get tickets to see our forever first lady, Michelle Obama, on her second book tour, be sure to tune in to REVOLT TV tonight!

Mrs. Obama made the promotional rounds for his latest release “The Light we Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times”, including a stop with Revolt TV. Viewers can tune in at 8:00 p.m. EST on December 14 to watch “REVOLT x Michelle Obama: The Intergenerational Conversation,” which was filmed in Atlanta at REVOLT headquarters.

This original special is hosted by radio host Angie Martinez and features a cast of incredible women, including businesswoman Tina Knowles-Lawson, model-activist Winnie Harlow and Grammy-winning artists Kelly Rowland and HER “The multi-generational conversation shines a light on the former first lady’s insights into mother-daughter dynamics, the power of fatherhood and choosing a mate as the panel discusses her new bestseller,” reads- on in a REVOLT statement.

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Obama joins REVOLT for an original special with a star-studded panel of women of color

As REVOLT CEO Detavio Samuels shares, “We are honored and thrilled to partner with Michelle Obama to produce such a powerful special that features a panel of brilliant black and brown women speaking candidly about important topics that matter to you. will make you laugh, cry, feel inspired and open your mind to new ways of thinking that can transform your life… From building a vibrant group of cross-generational women in front of the camera, to women-led teams leading the project behind the camera, this program reflects our mission to empower Black women at all levels and provide a platform to tell their stories authentically and unapologetically. »

REVOLT shared an exclusive clip with ESSENCE from their new special, where the former first lady explained why she didn’t want to wear braids while at the White House.

WATCH: Michelle Obama on the ‘compromise’ that got her not wearing braids in the White House

The article continues after the video.

First ladies, they are like us, it seems. Especially when it comes to making decisions to avoid discrimination around the styling of our hair and hair biases. Yet another hurdle that black women must overcome, hair bias is the “negative stereotypes or attitudes that manifest unconsciously or consciously, towards natural or textured hair. Hair biases against natural or textured hair have a distinct impact on black women for whom textured hair is their “normal,” according to a 2016 study by the Perception Institute.

Fortunately, times seem to be changing for the better with the House passing the CROWN Act earlier this year, which stands for “Creating a respectful and open world for natural hair…to provide protection against discrimination based on hairstyles.” based on race by extending the law protecting hair texture and protective styles such as braids, locs, twists and knots in the workplace and public schools.

Hopefully this bill becomes codified into law, but six years after the Obamas ended their tenure in the White House, the 44e The First Lady now proudly displays her braided hairstyle.

In the cross-generational conversation, she candidly recalled how even bangs were a controversial style during President Obama’s second term. It only reinforced her decision to wear her hair straight during her husband’s presidency by calling it “a compromise”, a “strategic move” and all part of being “the first”.

We are really happy that Mrs. Obama can move from strategic trades to micro braids. We love to see it! And you can too, tonight on the REVOLT website, YouTube channel, or the REVOLT app.

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