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Monday, July 30, 2007

In one of the toughest battles for the Democratic [mainly the African American] vote, Barack Obama makes a bold, and slick I might add, move by covering a double issue of Vibe Magazine! This is the year to prove that the young African American vote is a valuable one...step your game up people...
“For the first time in VIBE’s 14-year history, a political figure graces our cover,” says editor-in-chief Danyel Smith in her Editor’s Letter. “It’s time.” In the exclusive interview — by American Book Award-winning author Jeff Chang — Senator Obama and those closest to him open up about personal sacrifice, his teen years in Hawai’i, the Don Imus backlash against hip hop, and being “black enough.” The two cover images were photographed exclusively for the September JUICE issue of VIBE by renowned lensman Terry Richardson.