Magazine Covers The Best Ebony Covers  

Maggie Coen
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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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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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Ebony - October 2009

Age: Died at 49 (1963-2012)

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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#3 on The Best Singers of All Time

#1 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#22 on The Best Current Female Singers

#94 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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Ebony - March 2011

Age: 51

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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#68 on The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

#70 on The Best Actresses Working Today

#98 on The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

#50 on The Most Beautiful Women in the World

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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Ebony - September 2010

Age: 56

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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#1 on Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#14 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#31 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

#44 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ebony Covers
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Ebony - October 1994

Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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#2 on The Best Singers of All Time

#5 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#79 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#62 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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