Look: Barack and Michelle Obama's Black Love Is Featured on the Cover of Essence Magazine

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21:  U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to supporters as they walk the inaugural parade route down Pennsylvania Avenue January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama took the oath of office earlier in the day during a ceremony on the west front of the U.S. Capitol.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Look: Barack and Michelle Obama's Black Love Is Featured on the Cover of Essence Magazine

FLOTUS explains why "it matters" to have an African-American family in the White House.

Published September 8, 2016

Michelle Obama graced the cover Essence magazine this month and reminded us once again why she is our favorite first lady in the history of ever. 

While Obama spoke on many things, it appears that what is resonating with readers most is her desire to discuss her and President Barack Obama's importance to young Black boys and girls who now have role models 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," she 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," she continued. "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."

Not to detract from Michelle's important and powerful words, social media is also losing its mind over this adorable couple's picture where Michelle gets to show off a figure that the White House surely has not seen before.

Many fell in love with Mrs. Obama all over again — see what they had to say on Twitter.

Just as the Obama's prepare to say goodbye to the White House in a couple months, we prepare to say goodbye to them and the eight years of pride that they have brought to so many people. 

For the sake of the country, we hope that both Michelle and President Obama remain in the public sphere, and continue to drive and inspire us.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


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