For one year we tried to get the entire Obama family on our cover. The protective mother and father were always reluctant and said no. Finally, we got yes and ESSENCE became the only Black publication allowed a glimpse into the Obamas’ spacious Chicago home. In this collector's edition that hits newsstands now, just before the Democratic National Convention in Denver, ESSENCE captures Michelle, Barack and their two daughters at home. And veteran journalist Gwen Ifill catches up with the Obamas on the road, where they discuss family life, criticism of Michelle, and reaction to Barack's controversial comments about Black men.
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