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But before Barack Obama’s political career, he was a community organizer in Chicago, the first black president of the Harvard Law Review and the state director of Illinois Project Vote.

And it was back then — in the 1990s, when Obama was in his late 20s and early 30s — that he first appeared on NPR.

Here are highlights from some of those earliest appearances:

In 1990, Obama was still a student at Harvard Law School and had just become the Harvard Law Review’s first black president when he was interviewed on Morning Edition.

LISTEN: Before Obama Was President, In His Own Words On NPR

Photo: Joe Wrinn/Harvard University/Corbis via Getty Images


Before he was president of the United States, Barack Obama spoke to @npr about his role as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. Obama told host Bob Edwards that he hoped to go “back into community organizing” or “into government service or politics” after law school.

All Things Considered shared several clips from Barack Obama’s earliest appearance on the NPR airwaves. Click on the play button above to hear the entire interview from Morning Edition in 1990.

Image: Barack Obama on campus after he was named head of the Harvard Law Review in 1990 Credit: Joe Wrinn/Harvard University/Corbis via Getty Images 

anonymous asked:

Part2: White mediocrity is on display right now. Look at the Obamas. Barack is a Harvard educated lawyer and his wife was literally the most educated first lady in history yet our current president is the least educated of modern history, he's on wife #3 who is a college dropout and was a nudie model, yet conservatives look at them like the pinnacle of what a first family should be because they're WHITE. Regardless of his bankrupticies, infidelities, fraud cases, sexual assault accusations, etc



Michelle Obama’s Greatest Hits

As the first African American FLOTUS, Michelle Obama is a writer, Harvard Law degree lawyer, and arguably one of the most influential role models of our time. She has led health initiatives and education movements, dominated the social media world, and become a fashion icon. With the Obama’s exiting the oval, let us take a moment to spotlight Michelle’s top 10 greatest fashion hits. (Narrowing down this list was IMPOSSIBLE!)

1. May 24, 2016 - No use dipping our toes, let’s start this list off with something fabulous. FLOTUS graced the Nordic State Dinner with a peach Naeem Kahn draped gown with her hair pinned back in a gorgeous piece-y updo. 

2. May 3, 2016 - In order to promote the Joining Forces cause, Michelle appeared on ‘The Voice’ in this immaculately tailored wide-leg pantsuit and jacket by Monique Lhuillier. 

3. July 25, 2016 - This blue, belted Christian Siriano dress provided the perfect ode to Michelle’s class and elegance as she spoke at the Democratic Convention in honor of Hillary Clinton. 

4. April 30, 2016 - The First Lady went against the grain of her usual style at her last White House Correspondents’ dinner, and it payed off. For the ceremonial event Michelle chose this glitz Givenchy dress accompanied by simple styling. 

5. March 10, 2016 - Pictured at the Canadian State Dinner, Michelle turned heads in Jason Wu, gracing us all with the fierce slit. 

6. December 4, 2016 - In the Obama’s final Kennedy Center Honors Show she slayed a custom Gucci gown accented with a pearl and crystal embroidered brooch centered at the bodice. 

7. May 1, 2015 - Speaking at the ribbon cutting of the Whitney Museum of Art, it was only right the First Lady appear in this playful-patterned, classically shaped dress by Thakoon. 

8. March 2015 - Here, Mrs. Obama steps off Air Force One after landing in Tokyo wearing a vibrant Kenzo belted dress; because don’t we all look like this after a plane ride across the world…

9. September 25, 2015 - In custom Vera Wang, Michelle floated down the red carpet at the China State Dinner with pure beauty. 

10. October 19, 2016 - The absolute best for last. The epitome of glamor, FLOTUS wore this rose-gold chainmail Atelier Versace gown at the last State Dinner in Washington D.C.. 

Malia Obama to Attend Harvard University

The White House recently issued a statement about Malia Obama’s college choice: “The President and Mrs. Obama announced today that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 as a member of the Class of 2021. Malia will take a gap year before beginning school.” 

Congratulations to her!