If you do not currently subscribe to Essence, please pick up the current issue! There are two different covers, one with Barack and the other with Michelle. I bought both issues, (a little over the top) my intention is to make a scrapbook for the kids. The photos over the course of the campaign are amazing. Some of the photos were taken by Scout Tufankijan exclusively for Essence. Scout Tufankijan is the photographer who photographed the Obamas during the 2 year campaign, I think her photos are well over a million shots. She has published a book Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History Making Presidential Campaign, it's available at Barnes & Noblefor $29.95.
Inside of each Essence issue on page 136 is a letter to President Obama. You have an opportunity to fill in your comments for each statement, sign and mail to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.