• RaceAhead: Why The Obama Portraits Matter

    One year ago - By Fortune

    The official portraits of former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama were unveiled yesterday at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
    The first black First Couple have now been enshrined in history: One, the son of a voluntary African immigrant; the other, a descendant of slaves. Both now hold places of honor among slave-holding founding fathers.
    It was quite a moment.
    The portraits are stunning, partly because they are so different from any official portraiture that came before, but also because they offer an interpretation of two historic...
    Read more ...


  • Obamas' Official Portraits Unveiled

    Obamas' Official Portraits Unveiled

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    Barack and Michelle Obama have been immortalized in new official portraits painted for the National Portrait Gallery.
    Read more ...


  • Watch: Michelle Obama Slays For Black Girls During Portrait Unveiling

    One year ago - By News One

    Michelle Obama stood up for Black girls and women during the unveiling of her and husband Barack Obama ‘s new official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Monday. It was her most recent display of strength while advocating for girls of color.
    I'm “thinking about all of the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who in years ahead will come to this place and they will look up and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall,” the former first lady said.
    Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald debuted their...
    Read more ...