The Best Ebony Covers

by  364 votes 48 voters 7.3k views 29 items tags f p @

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!

Z
G Options B Comments
  1. 1
    + 24
    - 4
    Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Ebony - March 2011

    more ABOUT
    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: USA, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Cloud Atlas, + more
  2. 2
    + 24
    - 6
    Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Ebony - September 2010

    more ABOUT
    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer
    • Credits: Crossfire
  3. 3
    + 21
    - 9
    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Ebony - April 2009

    more ABOUT
    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther, Epic, The Fighting Temptations, + more
  4. 4
    + 15
    - 6
    Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Ebony - August 2000

    more ABOUT
    • Age: Died at 45 (1939-1984)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, + more
    • Credits: The Ballad of Andy Crocker, T.A.M.I. Show, Chrome and Hot Leather, Marvin Gaye: Live in Belgium 1981, Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live in '76, + more
  5. 5
    + 18
    - 9
    Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Ebony - October 1994

    more ABOUT
    • 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: Men in Black II, Free Willy, Boomerang, Moonwalker, The Wiz, + more
  6. 6
    + 19
    - 10
    Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Forbes - March 1980

    more ABOUT
    • Age: Died at 65 (1925-1990)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Diamonds Are Forever, The Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run II, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Porgy and Bess, + more
  7. 7
    + 9
    - 1
    Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Ebony - October 2009

    more ABOUT
    • 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 Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife, + more
  8. 8
    + 13
    - 5

    Ebony - August 1969

    Ebony - August 1969 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
    Photo: user uploaded image

L List Options B Comments z Share Next List >