The holidays are a busy time for just about everyone! Family, friends and a whole lot of food, and for First Lady Michelle Obama, the most wonderful time of the year isn't much different. Flotus shared her favorite holiday moments in the December/January issue of Ladies Home Journal, and things get goin' early in the White House. She says, "We have a reception almost twice a day, every day, until December 21. That means hors d'oeuvres and eggnog and cookies for every guest who comes through."...
Audra McDonald stars in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'
Audra McDonald stars in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill which recounts Billie Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous. 1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her lifetime. McDonald has just been nominated for a Tony Award for her performance.
Mark Anthony Neal is joined by TheRoot.com's own David Swerdlick to talk about modern journalism and Obama's influence on his career. Later, Mark is joined my Esther Armah to discuss her Emotional Justice Project and its holiday campaign for forgiveness, The F-Word.
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Obama Pays Tribute to Victims of Afghanistan Attack
President Barack Obama called the six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan on Monday "outstanding" and "brave" as he thanked American service members on Friday during a Christmas Day visit to a Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.