Barack & Michelle Obama Among Honourees At EBONY Power 100 Gala
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will be among the high-profile honourees at the 2018 EBONY Power 100 Gala on Friday. Although the exclusive invitation-only event hosted by Chris Tucker won’t be televised, many politicos and entertainers are applauding the decision to include the former POTUS and FLOTUS in the annual list.
The former Commander-in-Chief is being celebrated for leading the development of the Barack Obama Presidential Library on Chicago’s South Side, while Michelle is being honoured for her book tour promoting her memoir, Becoming. In the bestselling book, Michelle blasted U.S. President Donald Trump for his role in the “birther campaign” against her husband. She wrote: “[Trump] deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks” adding that, “Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this, I’d never forgive him.”
The power couple are also in the midst of producing TV shows and films with their Higher Ground Productions partnership with Netflix.