For those still in complete denial and missing former President Barack Obama, the Huffington Post’s Carly Ledbetter was kind enough to supply its readers with sentimental but silly Obama family themed jewelry, clothes and other accessories. The headline? "20 Perfectly Nostalgic Items For When You’re Missing The Obamas."


In the second to last episode of NBC’s The Carmichael Show, “Three Year Anniversary,” a threesome supposedly makes Jerrod Carmichael a better man. On Wednesday night’s episode, Jerrod and his fiancée Maxine (Amber Stevens West) celebrate their three-year anniversary by having a threesome with a random woman they meet at a restaurant. The next morning, basking in their post-threesome glow, the couple discuss how they can “accomplish anything together now.


It’s an oft-repeated point: as the nuclear family and religious instruction wane in prominence in mainstream America, people’s needs for a higher purpose inevitably attaches itself to some other, often political, force. It’s why everywhere you look, from Cosmopolitan to Teen Vogue, publications that used to have a primary focus on niche topics like fashion and clothing trends are now unable to “stay in their lane” and are overrun with overt leftism, the new uniting social cause upon which many millennials attach their wayward search for meaning.
 


Airing on June 25, the 2017 BET Awards were hosted by comedienne Leslie Jones and mostly featured live musical performances. Otherwise, the focus of the awards was a message of encouraging Black Lives Matter social justice warriors, although, without the long preachy political sermons delivered in many other awards shows. References to people killed in police-involved shootings - including the acquittal last week of the officer who shot Philando Castile - were present throughout.


The June 12th episode of VH-1’s Daytime Divas, titled “Coma Bump,” took a perverse twist with a storyline about the Christian host, Heather, and her husband, Andrew. As noted in last week’s pilot episode, the character is portrayed as a less than perfect Christian, but the writers took it to a whole new level this week.


An impassioned Michelle Obama slammed President Trump’s efforts to roll back some of the regulations on school lunches she started as First Lady. Obama stated bluntly that critics to her healthy lunch program simply don’t care about your kid.” 


Sometimes crossed signals can result in communication that go horribly and, in the case of comedian Chris Rock, hilariously wrong. What made the misunderstanding so funny is that it happened at the final White House party hosted by President Barack Obama. And the person with whom the signals were so horribly/hilariously misunderstood was First Lady Michelle Obama. 


Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts was aghast on Tuesday that the Trump administration was supposedly “appearing to target both the former administration” by “taking steps to roll back Michelle Obama’s healthy food initiative for kids.” The on-screen headline during the ABC report blared: “White House Scales Back School Lunch Guidelines; Is Trump Targeting Michelle Obama’s Legacy?”


On Friday’s Access Hollywood, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King responded to the fact that she had recently vacationed in Tahiti with, among others, the Obama family, pathetically claiming that it was “not a political statement” and no big deal since her “friends” are out of the White House.


Late Friday afternoon, Brian Slodysko at the Associated Press published a legitimate but overwrought news story on how Vice President Mike Pence, while Indiana's governor, had "emails about state business distributed from a private AOL account that was hacked last year." But the AP reporter also published Karen Pence's still-active AOL email address for no conceivably justifiable reason. Now the wire service is refusing to pull stories containing it.


CNN's New Day on Monday trumpeted Kal Penn's online fundraiser for refugees, and gave him a platform to attack President Trump over his recent executive order on immigration. Penn underlined that "the Women's March was a great example of coming together and standing up against the, sort of, tyranny that we're experiencing right now." The former Obama administration official later cited how his fundraiser was inspired by "the lessons we learned from Barack and Michelle Obama: when they go low, we go high."


If first lady Michelle Obama and losing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton want salve for their sorrow at Trump’s election victory, they can peruse the front page of the New York Times Sunday Styles section for consolation. Fashion writer Vanessa Friedman started with a tribute to the political significance of the first lady's sartorial elegance,  “How Clothes Defined Her – No first lady understood the role of fashion, and the potential uses of it, better than Michelle Obama.” A college of Michelle Obama in various stylish outfits took up the top half of the page. Also featured: The royal treatment losing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is receiving in her spiritual home of Manhattan: