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Michelle Obama Announces All-Star Lineup for Book Tour

Michelle Obama Announces All-Star Lineup for Book Tour

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book tour was already creating enthusiasm resembling Beyoncé’s Beyhive. Obama’s publisher just announced moderators for some of the stops on her 10-city tour and the buzz just got louder. FLOTUS44 will share a stage with Oprah, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, former Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett2 Dope Queens podcast co-host Phoebe Robinson, poet Elizabeth Alexander, former NPR host Michele Norris, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Reese Witherspoon. The tour is scheduled to kick off in Obama’s hometown of Chicago on the same day her book, Becoming, is released -- November 13th. Who better to moderate the conversation in the Windy City? Oprah. During the intimate event, Obama will discuss both public and personal experiences, from her childhood growing up in the South Side of Chicago to balancing motherhood with her role as First Lady. See tour dates and order tickets here.

Ajit Pai Squares Off with a Dozen Cities

Ajit Pai Squares Off with a Dozen Cities

Black Lawmakers Press Fed on Real-Time Payments

Black Lawmakers Press Fed on Real-Time Payments