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POTUS & FLOTUS Grace The October Cover Of Essence One Last Time

After a memorable 8 years in the white house, and veering into their last days the first family graces the October cover of ESSENCE. For the last, time they get an opportunity to share their experiences in office, the condition they have left the nation in and the influence they hope to leave behind. “…I can unequivocally say that America is better off now than we were when we came into office. By almost every economic measure, we’re better off,” President Obama said. “But having said that, we still have a lot of work to do.”

The Obama’s are hoping that their initiatives live on:

My Brother’s Keeper to ensure that all youth, including boys and young men of color, have opportunities to improve their life outcomes and overcome barriers to success.

Let’s Move to help raise a healthier generation of kids.

Let Girl’s Learn to help adolescent girls attain a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential.

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We are going to miss the couple being in the office but we will forever hold on to the memories. History books will tell the story of the first African-American president for years to come.  “The memories that last ultimately aren’t the family memories,” President Obama said. 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, trying to get Bo to move because sometimes it’s hot.” President Obama over delivered with his campaign and vision to CHANGE the nation. The Obama’s revitalized and reinvented The White House and the roles of president and first lady. Mrs. Obama says she hopes that their visibility will continue to inspire black boys and girls. “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,”

The Obama’s revitalized and reinvented The White House and the roles of president and first lady. Mrs. Obama says she hopes that their visibility will continue to inspire black boys and girls. “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,” Mrs. 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. And as a mother, I wouldn’t underestimate how important that is, having that vision that you can really do anything—not because somebody told you, but because you’ve seen and experienced it. I think that will be a lasting impact on our kids.”

Be sure to pick up this historic copy of ESSENCE magazine when it hits the newsstands this Friday, Septemeber 9!

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