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Former first lady addresses women’s issues at Forum

By Michael Livingston Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — With “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys as her introduction music, former first lady Michelle Obama took the stage at the Forum Nov. 15 where she was greeted by a sold-out crowd of mostly adoring fans on the second stop of her book tour for her memoir, “Becoming.” Read More…

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Queen of Soul ‘defined American experience,’ Obamas say

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, longtime fans and friends of Aretha Franklin, released a statement in honor of the Queen of Soul, who died today at age 76. “Aretha helped define the American experience,” they wrote jointly on Twitter. “In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it Read More…