It’s the end of an era (😪), and ESSENCE is sending the First Family off with a hug and a salute. @BarackObama and @MichelleObama exude their signature poise, grace and charm on the cover of our historic October issue, in which they open up about watching their girls grow up in the White House as well as the legacy they hope to leave behind. “Some of my fondest memories of the White House are just being with the girls on a summer night and walking the dogs around the South Lawn, talking and listening to them.” 💕 Believe us—you’re not going to want to miss out on this special collector’s issue! For a sneak peek, check out the link in bio, and be sure to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands Friday, September 9! (📷: @kwakualston) #ESSENCEObamas
President Barack Obama's time in office is coming to a close, and Essence is honoring the POTUS, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama, by making them the cover stars of their October issue. In the cover story, which arrives on September 9, the Obamas discuss the importance of their time in the White House and the future of the nation.
"I can unequivocally say that America is better off now than we were when we came into office." President Obama told ESSENCE. "By almost every economic measure, we’re better off,” “But having said that, we still have a lot of work to do.”
Michelle Obama spoke about the historic impact of her family's time in the White House. “I think when it comes to Black kids, it means something for them to have spent most of their life seeing the family in the White House look like them,” Michelle Obama said. “It matters. All the future work that Barack talked about, I think over these last few years, we’ve kind of knocked the ceiling of limitation off the roofs of many young kids; imaginations of what’s possible for them.
Read clips from the Obama's ESSENCE cover story here.