Proponents for wage-equality suggest starting with the First Lady, who is responsible for managing a staff and directing a wide range of programs, while carrying heavy diplomatic, business and social responsibilities.
"We thought COO was the best job category to describe what the first lady does," James Pedderson of executive placement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas described.
#Make College Affordable #Throwback Thursday #TBT A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Obama tells the story of how she once informed her high school teachers she wanted to apply to Princeton, and was warned, "Get this…
She is both First Lady of the United States of America, and the best friend you hug tightest.
She might be speaking to students, military, or celebrity attendees of a White House gala, but somehow she appears to be talking specifically to each of us. She once said, "Nothing in my life's path would have predicted that I'd be standing here as the first African-American First Lady of the United States of America.
BET is also bolstering its comedy and late-night lineup, including new series executive produced by Kevin Hart (“Divorce Saved My Life”), Chris Rock (The Rundown With Robin Thede”), Wanda Sykes (“Face Value”), Steve Harvey (“BET’s Mancave”) and 50 Cent (“50 Central”).
And then there’s blind date series “Love Room,” which sees two “sexy strangers” living together for a week. Finally, BET is adding a pair of “Lip Sync Battle” specials to its tentpole event lineup.
In addition to all of this programming BET has joined forces with Twitter to analyze the impact and importance of “Black Twitter.” Per BET’s summation, “Black Twitter” is a “digital water cooler, where African Americans exchange ideas and opinions that are centered on the black experience, all dialogue is unapologetically black and is exclusive to things that impact the black community.” Here’s what they found: “Early data continues to support a strong correlation between tweeting and watching live TV at home via traditional delivery methods.
People on Twitter see TV as a social opportunity and source of information for what’s happening, best enjoyed live and viewed with others on Twitter.” “Over the last 37 years, BET has cultivated a deep and lasting relationship with our viewers, as we remain the premiere destination for lovers of African American culture.
And for that, he estimates "FLOTUS, COO" should be making 7,000 a year.
Growing up, "Michelle's parents limited their children to one hour of television a day and made them do chores.
She revealed their vows to In Style, "Barack didn't pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. She shared her tough negotiating strategy with Parade, "I took my last job [before my husband entered the White House] because of my boss's reaction to my family situation. "We feel privileged, and we feel a responsibility to make it feel like the people's house," she told Oprah.