My Obama Moment: ESSENCE Readers Salute the First Family
Yolanda Green, 28, Chicago
“Before he was elected, President Obama used to come right here to the neighborhood...
“Before he was elected, President Obama used to come right here to the neighborhood and get his hair cut almost every week. Everyone in the community suspected he was going to win, so there would be people standing in front of the shop waiting to see him. You couldn’t get too close to greet him, but he’d still come out, wave and say, ‘Hey, everyone. Thanks for coming out.’ He made contact with the community and it was clear he really cared about us. That meant a lot to me.”