The Best Ebony Covers

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List of the most memorable Ebony Magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These best Ebony covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues Ebony has covered over the years. Iconic magazine covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness.

Ebony is a monthly magazine marketed to an African-American audience. Founded in 1945, the publication was originally designed to address issues that affected the black community and to feature ads that showcased black models. The modern magazine publishes mainstream stories and features mostly African-American celebrities, athletes, and politicians on its covers.

This list includes rare Ebony covers and hard-to-find classic Ebony covers as well as the most popular and famous Ebony magazine covers. The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years.

Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but Ebony also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of Ebony magazine covers. Vote for the vintage Ebony magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!
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    Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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    Ebony - March 2011
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    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: X-Men: The Last Stand, Cloud Atlas, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past
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    Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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    Ebony - September 2010
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    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer
    • Credits: By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, 60 Minutes, Mistaken for Strangers, Senator Obama Goes to Africa
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    Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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    Ebony - October 2009
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    • Age: Died at 49 (1963-2012)
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife, Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits
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    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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    Ebony - April 2009
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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Great Gatsby, Dreamgirls, Epic
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    Ebony - August 1969

    Ebony - August 1969 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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    Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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    Ebony - August 2000
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    • Age: Died at 45 (1939-1984)
    • Birthplace: Washington^! D.C., USA
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, + more
    • Credits: Se7en^! Zodiac^! Transformers^! Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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    Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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    Forbes - March 1980
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1925-1990)
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Ocean's 11, That's Dancing!, Family Feud, Sammy and Company
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    Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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    Ebony - October 1994
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    • Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: This Is It, Michael Jackson: Thriller, The Wiz, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory
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