President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
Voted “Most Influential” by 92% of ESSENCE.com readers, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama present a priceless paradox for African Americans—they are utterly refreshing and at once completely familiar. The Kennedys may have occupied Camelot but President Obama; the effervescent First Lady, Michelle; their adorable daughters, Malia and Sasha; and First Grandmother Marian Robinson have ushered in the age of Glamelot. It’s a captivating portrait that’s changing hearts, minds and perceptions about Black men, Black women, Black children and Black love. And that’s change we can believe in.