First lady Michelle Obama has withstood narrow-minded and racist comments throughout her tenure in the White House.
First lady Michelle Obama has withstood narrow-minded and racist comments throughout her tenure in the White House. Mark Wilson Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama has withstood narrow-minded and racist comments throughout her tenure in the White House. Mark Wilson Getty Images

Michelle Obama? I just love this woman!

January 06, 2017 09:14 PM

UPDATED January 06, 2017 11:03 PM

More Videos

Banned books that shaped American literature 2:08

Banned books that shaped American literature

Florida mall fight includes woman pushing toddler in stroller 1:16

Florida mall fight includes woman pushing toddler in stroller

'Multiple fatalities' on derailed Amtrak train 0:55

'Multiple fatalities' on derailed Amtrak train

Charity Angels bring holiday cheer to sick kids 1:04

Charity Angels bring holiday cheer to sick kids

Amtrak train derails off bridge onto I-5 in Washington 0:36

Amtrak train derails off bridge onto I-5 in Washington

Author faces backlash and bullying after publishing pit bull book 2:05

Author faces backlash and bullying after publishing pit bull book

Loggerhead Sea Turtle released in Key West 0:17

Loggerhead Sea Turtle released in Key West

AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts: What you need to know 1:29

AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts: What you need to know

Barbershop business is booming in Miami 0:53

Barbershop business is booming in Miami

Capital One Orange Bowl Head Coaches press conference 1:54

Capital One Orange Bowl Head Coaches press conference

  • Fact Check: The Senate Health Care Plan

    Does the health care bill in the Senate live up to Republicans' promises? We checked the facts.

About Leonard Pitts Jr

Leonard Pitts Jr

@LeonardPittsJr1

Leonard Pitts Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004. He is the author of the novels, Grant Park, Freeman, and Before I Forget. His column runs every Sunday and Wednesday. Forward From This Moment, a collection of his columns, was released in 2009.

On Sept. 11, 2001, he wrote a column on the terrorist attacks that received a huge response from readers who deluged him with more than 26,000 e-mails. It was posted on the Internet, chain-letter style. Read the column and others on the topic of September 11.

You can also read Pitts' series, What Works?, a series of columns about programs anywhere in the country that show results in improving the lives of black children.

Leonard also wrote the 2008 series I Am A Man, commemorating the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination.

Email Leonard at lpitts@MiamiHerald.com or visit his website at www.leonardpittsjr.com

The Black List: Suggested Readings in African-American History

I am often asked by readers interested in gaining a better basic understanding of racial issues and/or African-American history if I will compile a reading list for them. These 16 books represent my best effort to do so.