The Obamas Are A Cover Couple! Plus Barack Invites Permed Up Al To The White House

- By Bossip Staff Categories: A "Lil Positivity", Bolitics, News

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle cover the upcoming March issue of Essence Magazine. Pop the hood for more info and to learn how the Prez stayed productive during the recent DC snowstorm.

In their upcoming cover story the Prez and First Lady spoke candidly on issues of education and how they’ve set their standards high for daughter’s Sasha and Malia:

“Malia will tell you, my attitude was, if she came home with a B, that’s not good enough because there’s no reason why she can’t get an ‘A’…” President Obama said.

In related news, BOSSIP has learned that President Obama dedicated part of his day Wednesday to meeting with black leaders to discuss how to improve economic opportunities for blacks. The unemployment rate for blacks is well above the national average and is nearly twice that of whites.

Despite dangerous winter weather in Washington, Obama kept his scheduled meeting with Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP; Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League; and the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network. 97-year-old Dorothy Height, chairwoman of the National Council of Negro Women, was unable to make the trip to the White House in the inclement weather.

Obama and the other leaders focused on targeting aid to regions to help black people and other groups that have been hit disproportionately hard by the recession, Jealous said.

“When you try to focus on how to lift all those boats, what you come back to are places — geographic areas, urban and rural, where assistance should be located,” he said. “That approach can work if Congress lets it work.”

He added: “This is about place. It’s not about race.”

Obama, the nation’s first black president, has consistently held that he cannot adopt employment strategies that are designed to solely help blacks. But he supports targeting help to regions most in need, which in turn, he says, would lift the African-American community.

There is a push among some black advocates for Obama’s administration to target black joblessness with training programs and direct job creation. The unemployment rate for blacks was 16.5 percent in January, compared to 9.7 percent overall and 8.7 percent for whites.

“What’s clear is that we have a president who gets it,” Jealous said. He accused Republican lawmakers and governors of obstructing Obama on initiatives like stimulus spending and a push to overhaul health insurance. Those efforts would help minorities, he said.

We’re hoping Obama comes up with a solution soon — we’re trying to get Cousin Ray Ray off the couch ASAP!



  • 2Sweet

    These two are going to be on a magazine cover every other month until the end of his term.

  • WhatAWorld

    Of essence as usual,dayum get some new people already.We know that they are a couple.What esle do they have to ask them.

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  • foxxy cleopatra foster

    Al Sharpton rubs me the wrong way. I get why we need people like him, but he seems like a ambulance chaser-type. He only speaks out when he can get publicity off of something.

  • chocalatetunda

    i think they are a beautiful couple. they look very nice….. i love Obama!!!!

  • Marquis de Sade

    Sydney & Caramel
    :lol: I bet y’all gon’ put y’all distaste and biases aside and buy dis’ issue, huh? :lol:

  • Chief Hater

    I love the Obamas but can we STOP PUTTING THEM ON THE COVER OF EVERY MAGAZINE! On that note can Oprah stop being on the cover of every O magazine. Just sayin!

  • Lolita

    It’s a DAMAGE CONTROL cover after that Reggie Bush controversy.

  • hell naw

    Isn’t this an old picture?
    I agree, I love the Obamas but stop putting them on every cover, Essence! Guess they can’t find any other brown couples, huh? Dang.

  • KaniGitADolla?

    K A N I G I T A D O L L A?


    pReTTy pLuEEzE?


  • Rihanna's sharp n witchy fingernails took the oath-Mariah'sconcertlastnightwasGREAT!

    handsome couple…

  • Elana

    Nice cover. It is good that Al Sharpton, Marc
    Morial, and Ben Jealous met with the Presidnet
    in reference to the high unemployment rate in the Black Community. Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton have been champions of civil rights,
    and equal justice for black people for many

  • noelle

    I hope his perm didn’t get frost bitten :(

  • 1TruDiva with the PlatinumVocals--Remembering Shaniya!!

    I can only imagine….

    If Obama ever cheats on Michelle, women all over America would vaseline up, round up a posse, find the side ho and beat the crap outta her!

  • Chief Hater

    Sure Ya RIGHT! Women of ALL colors!

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