MTO not including where this photo came from is producing mass confusion in this thread.
But, all you guys who keep asking "why?" have to do is read the posts. There are two posters in particular who already explained what this is about:
Here, for those who don't feel like searching.
And I will probably post this again, for those who still stumble into this thread all baffled and accusatory. lol
"BEAUTFUL photo representing our FIRST BLACK FIRST LADY. Well Done Alicia! Alicia is classy, modest, respectable, talented, and a real sister herself so I'm glad they chose her to represent the First Lady in Glamour's recognized "powerful Ladies" photoshoot."
"For all of you who are confused (because MTO left out vital details as usaul). And of course they did not credit thier source (as usual). This photo is actually from a collection of photos where various artist of today are shown representing famous people/events. She didnt do this just to do it, it was part of a whole spread. You can find the other photos on yahoo."
Oh, and I figure that people would use her skin tone and the RUMOR about her as lame excuses for why Alicia *** be paying tribute to Michelle Obama.
One more thing, you can also go on Glamour magazine's website for an explanation of the issue as well as the photos from the other white and black and/or "mixed"
celebrities in this photo spread.