Essence Magazine, October 2016 issue.
Essence Magazine
By Julia Zorthian
September 8, 2016

President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama landed the October cover of Essence for a special issue before they leave the White House in January.

The Time Inc. publication interviewed the Obamas about their time in the White House and what’s next for the family. Michelle Obama also appears on the October cover of InStyle.

“I can unequivocally say that America is better off now than we were when we came into office. By almost every economic measure, we’re better off,” President Obama told Essence. “But having said that, we still have a lot of work to do.”

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You can find the First Couple smiling at you from newsstands when the issue becomes available on Sept. 9. Until then, enjoy the preview of the special edition cover here.

Write to Julia Zorthian at julia.zorthian@time.com.

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