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The Obamas and Netflix reveal details for 7 of their productions

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
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Netflix announced the details of 7 films and shows that will spotlight issues such as race, class, democracy and civil rights, to be released in partnership with Barack and Michelle Obama's production company Higher Ground as a part of a multi-year deal.

Background: The Obamas signed the deal with Netflix in May 2018. They are not focused on producing political work that could inflame tensions with the right, per the New York Times.

Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is on pace to be best-selling memoir ever

Michelle Obama with Jimmy Kimmel
Michele Obama with Jimmy Kimmel. Photo: Jim Bennett/Getty Images

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" is on track to become the best-selling memoir of all time, with nearly 10 million copies sold since its November release, the Wall Street Journal reports.

What's next: "Becoming" is the first of 2 book deals from the Obamas under a deal with Penguin Random House for a reported $60 million. Michelle Obama will expand her book tour to Europe next month after it was a nationwide success in the U.S.