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Michelle Obama Pens Open Letter to Chicago Residents In Chicago Defender


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As Michelle Obama prepares for her highly anticipated book tour for her book, Becoming, she has penned an open letter to all Chicago residents giving them hope, encouragement, and enlightenment to keep fighting the good fight and helping them realize that contrary to popular belief, good things actually do come out of Chicago.

Obama expressed, “I know that gangs rule too many streets, that guns and drugs have infested too many neighborhoods, and that too many people who’ve never lived here or even visited find it too easy to just write off parts of this city.” Obama continues, “But what I also know is that at its heart, the South Side is still the same place that shaped me. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.”

You can read the full open letter here.

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