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Time Magazine brought prima ballerina Misty Copeland and President Barack Obama together during Women’s History Month and the results were pretty amazing. The two, who are both biracial and were raised by single mothers, discussed how they were shaped by their histories and their finding a path to acceptance as pioneers in their respective fields.

Misty is the first African-American prima ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theater and of course, Barack Obama, the 44th President of The United States, is its first African-American one.

Their wide-ranging conversation, moderated by Time reporter Maya Rhodan, covered social media and its impact, Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, Misty’s career, the importance of embracing your own identity and why #BlackGirlMagic is an important concept to both of them. Oh, and the President shared that he loves his wife’s curves.

Watch their conversation below:

Read the transcript of their conversation HERE.

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5 thoughts on “Misty Copeland And Barack Obama Talk #BlackGirlMagic, Race And More

  1. Two awesome people who beat the odds and naysayers. Just shows never let anyone stop you from your dreams. Black people we can do anything👍

  2. Misty Copeland is a dime piece for sure what a talent. WOW. With the President of the United States. The greatest President this country has ever had . Two of my hero’s .

  3. Just Concerned on said:

    you should correct his name in the title of the article. It’s “President Barack Obama.” You have it in the body of the story. It should also be in the title of the article. Lets not become like main stream media.

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