Wednesday, August 06, 2008

On Stands Now. . .

We have three influential African American women from all different professions gracing the covers of current famed magazine issues.
First up, the sophisticated girl-next-door edgy Keri Hilson. . .. . .who makes an appearance in the latest issue of Trace Magazine in their 'Black Girls Rule!' issue. As early as it is, I admire Ms. Hilson, her fashion sense, personality, and her new video for 'Energy'. Haven't seen it? Go check it out! From the concept to the wardrobe and acting, it's a favorite already.

Second, the fierce Tyre Banks in this month's issue of Harper's Bazaar. . .

In the issue Tyra pays homage to Michelle Obama as she role plays and poses as the First Lady. In the spread she reveals her beliefs and ideas as a model citizen, the fierceness of Abigail Adams, her admiration and fascination with Michelle Obama, and the affect a black president would have on kids today.
Here's a couple more shots from her spread. . .

"When Barack won the nomination, I just started bawling. I started calling all these people, and everybody was talking to me like I was crazy. They're like, 'Well, he hasn't won yet,' but I'm like, 'Yes, he has, because he's gotten this far.' I think he gives everybody so much hope." […] "I did a talk show, and we were testing racism with little kids. We showed them a picture of a black man in a suit and a picture of a white man in a suit. And we asked, 'Which one can be president?' These kids were all of different races — black, white, everything — and not one of them said that the black man could be president. Not one. So what gives me tears is if Barack Obama wins, kids are going to say that a black man can be president, too.” - Tyra

And lastly, Michelle Obama herself graces the cover of Ebony Magazine with genuine and warming essence.

Continue reading the articles on line or pick up the issues at your local news stand. These women have impeccable voices and they're truly using them to make a difference. 2008 has had a lot to offer and with the presidential election creeping up and the new year rolling around, I only hope to hear more voices such as these make their mark on society.

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