MICHELLE OBAMA TALKS IMPORTANCE OF BLACK CHILDREN SEEING FIRST FAMILY IN THE WHITE HOUSE
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Every image of the Obamas these days is bittersweet. We know we're looking at some of the last moments of this historic presidency. I had one of those moments when Essence unveiled their October cover featuring the first couple. In the excerpts from the article, the magazine claimed to want to send these two off with a hug and a salute. And inside, the Obamas spoke about life in the White House, what they'll do afterward and the legacy they hope to leave behind.
President Obama, big-upping himself a bit, said, "...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. But having said that, we still have a lot of work to do."
Inside the book, there's this incredibly sweet picture of the first couple looking, lovingly, at each other.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Michelle is filling out this dress in all the right places. One of my Instagram friends noted last night that we might not have noticed this particular curve because they've styled her in A-line dresses for so long. But I'm happy to see those "Let's Move" squats have been paying off.
And Mrs. Obama spoke about the legacy of visibility she hopes to leave for Black children.
"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."
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