FLOTUS Talks Continued Work With Youth: ‘I’m going to tell them the simple truth’ (Video)


Michelle Obama, AARP card*You didn’t expect First Lady Michelle Obama to slow down now that she’s reached the half-century mark, did you? Just the opposite, she’s bringing even more than “all that” to the table. Days before her birthday she told a group of kids she was looking forward to being “50 and Fabulous,” and only days after that statement, she is proving to be true to her word.

A recent birthday bash thrown for her by husband Barack Obama had guests talking about how much fun they had. They say the birthday girl was very comfortable, happy and did a lot of dancing. And the party was attended by a bevy of stars including Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend,  Angela Basset and Courtney Vance, Al Roker, Paul McCartney, Magic and Cookie Johnson, and a performance by Beyonce. First daughters Sasha and Malia Obama were there too, along with their grandmother, Marian Robinson.

The Obama’s footed the bill for this private party, and guests were told to come with full stomachs and dancing shoes! The entire states room floor was turned into a space to bust a move.

Michelle Obama toasts guests at her "50 and Fabulous" Birthday bash
Michelle Obama toasts guests at her “50 and Fabulous” Birthday bash

But it was at a recent White House screening of the film “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” that the First Lady got serious, sharing heartfelt words that speak to her desire to continue her work with the youth.

The film tells to story of two inner-city youth who are left to fend for themselves in the Bronx after their parents are arrested, and the First Lady, undoubtedly moved by the film, said the two youngsters that starred in the film “represent all of our kids.” She spoke energetically of plans to continue her work with new efforts that will involve “talking directly to young people.” She added, that the new plans are “in addition to all my other initiatives, so nothings going away, I’m just adding more on,” to chuckles in the audience.

“I’m going to tell them the simple truth,” she said of her continuing work. “I’m going to tell them that they have everything that they need to succeed. Its all in there, but, they still have to be committed to getting their education.”

The First Lady thanked musician Alicia Keys, who she called a friend, for having the insight to get involved in the films’ process. Keys not only scores the film, but co-produced it as well.

Watch Michelle Obama talk more on her new plans at ABC News

Check out some of the happenings at FLOTUS’ Birthday bash

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