Obama is Ebony Magazine's Person of the Year
Of course we are not surprised.
If an African-American becoming the President of the United States doesn’t stand out as THE landmark event in the history of a magazine founded for African-American readers in 1942 and now reaching 12 million readers, it’s difficult to imagine what does.
“We won because the American people mobilized for change,” Obama says in the interview that he gave to Ebony on Nov. 13, his first interview following election. “It really was people at a grassroots level who carried our campaign financially, who carried it organizationally, and we don’t want that to dissipate.”
The interview, along with the magazine’s naming of Obama as its first-ever Person of the Year, a look at how “Barack’s Chicago” helped shape the man and a look at “First Lady Style: Michelle Obama’s Eclectic Taste” all are featured in the January edition of Ebony, a designated collector’s edition, that goes on sale a week from today, Dec. 9.
(Cover photo courtesy of Ebony magazine.) Source
Young black men need to see this. Pass it on. Doesn’t this photo just make you feel good. Thanks to Yes We Can (hold babies) for posting this photo. Visit their site for beautiful and funny photos of Barack Obama and children and child supporters of the Obama/Biden campaign. The site notes, “Shout-out to Margaret Wolfson for diligently searching for the background information on this picture: US Democratic PRESIDENT ELECT Barack Obama holds a young boy after speaking during a townhall discussion at North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Monday, September 8. (SAUL LOEB/Getty Images)”. It is a powerful image.
You know how people say, “You need a hug.”? Obama is the hug America needed right now.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Community organizers are so important to America.
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Good looking out to Illseed for posting this sad photo. This is a mess. R Kelly, please my negro, get a clue…and some professional help. Professional hairstyling and a therapist. He looks like an old Solid Gold dancer with those Pocahontas braids. All he needs is an 80s retro gold sparkle headband.
I guess Anna Wintour found out there are other black men besides Andre Leon Talley. LOL! Ok, I thought it was just me until I checked a couple other blogs and did a Google search. Lot’s of folks agree that this month’s Vogue cover featuring Lebron James and Gisele Bundchen looks like an ode to King Kong. Annie Leibovitz shot the photo…she knows better.
Concrete Loop has posted the alternate cover that they didn’t go with. Radar Magazine says:
“While no one questions the historical importance of James’ cover appearance–he’s the first black man ever to be so featured–word in the black blogosphere is that the cover plays into the old stereotype of the black man as a savage in search of a prized white woman. Some have gone so far as to say it evokes the dreaded imagery of King Kong and question the choice of photo when a less highly-charged alternative was available.”
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