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Michelle and Barack Obama Grace the Cover of Essence

Michelle and Barack Obama Grace the Cover of Essence

Kwaku Alston/Essence

The first couple look fabulous.

Barack and Michelle Obama are officially the coolest couple in the country (er, the world). They just posed for the cover of Essencemagazine and they look fantastic.

As their tenure in the White House nears an end (nooo!), the two reflect on their legacy and the future of our nation.

"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 First Lady 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."


Kwaku Alston for ESSENCE.

"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," the President reflected. "Talking and listening to them, trying to get Bo to move because sometimes it's hot."

Michelle recently appeared on the cover of another magazine,InStyle, the first time a First Lady has appeared on the publication in history.


Thomas Whiteside for InStyle October 2016.

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