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Photo: Kevin Lamarque, Reuters

It’s hard to believe, but when President Obama first took office in 2009, Sasha Obama was just eight-years-old, making her the youngest child to live in the White House since the Kennedy administration.

Throughout the president’s tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we’ve watched Sasha, 14, and Malia, 17, grow into beautiful young women who have become two of the most influential young people in America.

While many teens have wilted under the spotlight, the Obama girls seem amazingly well-rounded–hanging with friends, traveling with their parents, attending White House events, and putting in grunt work on summer internships.

Over the weekend, President Obama took his girls to New York City for a little daddy-daughter bonding. Last month the president joked his teenage daughters think he’s boring, so he’s trying to squeeze in all of the quality time he can before they’re both out of the house.

“They’re hitting the age where they still love me, but they think I’m completely boring. And so they’ll come in, pat me on the head, talk to me for 10 minutes, and then they’re gone all weekend,” the president said. “They break my heart.”

Obama walks in Central Park in New York

In New York, President Obama, his daughters, and a few of their friends saw Hamilton, a hip hop musical about Alexander Hamilton; took a stroll though Central Park; had dinner at a cozy Italian restaurant in the village; and enjoyed an after-hours tour of the Whitney Museum before heading back to Washington D.C.

Mrs. Obama sat this trip out, but from the looks of the too-cute photo of Sasha and her friends boarding Air Force One–and being carefree Black girls–the group had a whole lot of fun.

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  • Peggy Farrar

    Yes, this positive image of a black family oriented outing.

  • Michelle “eyez open” Grant

    The article was almost perfect until you get down to the part about them being care free “BLACK” girls… if that isn’t the most racist and disgusting thing to write. Why can’t they just be carefree girls? For God’s sake, you posted a picture so we can see they are black. Obama has been in office damn near eight years so only a brain dead earthworm living underneath Mt. Everest would have no clue that they are black. People like the loser who wrote this article really piss me off trying to create a problem when there is no need for one…And the idiot who edited this article and still allowed that statement to be published should be fired for enabling/encouraging the writers’ obvious stupidity.

    • CYW

      It’s people like you who make it difficult for Black people of any age to be carefree. Just mentioning that they are Black made you lose it ….

  • Steven Lemon

    i SEE SIX people in the photo and the only thing I know for sure is which three are NOT Sasha. As for the three young ladies, I’ll have to flip a coin and guess which is which.