"Advice for the Sister":

I'm not surprised that a column so quickly criticizing Michelle Obama was written by another black woman. One of the things I love about Ms. Obama is that she is herself. Most black women today are too insecure to be themselves.

She obviously is a confident woman. She is brilliant and attractive. I hope and pray that she won't listen to other women and their "girlfriends" who think black women are inadequate and need "jaw reshaping" and probably weaves or extensions down her back to sling and toss to give her self-esteem.

Marlene Young, Philadelphia