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ESSENCE’s January 2009 dual-cover issue featuring President-elect Barack Obama and soon-to-be First Lady Michelle commemorates a once-in-forever event as only we can. The 56-page tribute features the images, thoughts and dreams of some of our best writers and photographers and examines what the Obama victory means for us, our children and the future of Black America. Yes, this is our time. And the journey has just begun.

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