First Lady Michelle Obama appeared in a sketch for College Humor with SNL’s Jay Pharoah Thursday in an attempt to encourage teens to “make room” for college. The First Lady is no stranger to public service; in the past she has worked towards encouraging Americans to eat healthier and exercise more.

The lighthearted video has started a popular hashtag on twitter #FLOTUSBARS which feature users posting First-Lady-inspired verses.

It is very convenient timing that this message comes about on the same day that Justice Scalia has argued that black students cannot handle the rigors of top colleges. Coincidence?


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at