Throwback - Celebrities Recreate Iconic Covers for Ebony Magazine’s 65th Anniversary (2010)
To celebrate its 65th anniversary issue and icons of the past and present, EBONY magazine asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past.
Featuring: Regina King (as Eartha Kitt), Mary J. Blige (as Diana Ross), Nia Long (as Dorothy Dandridge), John Legend (as Duke Ellington), Lamman Rucker (as Richard Roundtree), Taraji P. Henson (as Diahann Carroll), Blair Underwood (as Sidney Poitier), Jurnee Smollett (as Lena Horne), Usher Raymond (as Sammy Davis, Jr.), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), among others.
Mary J fucking nailed hers.
That moment when you infiltrate the neighborhood block party and end up with a free plate, and the itis. Roll’d up on them folks like, “HEY NEIGHBOR!”
Aye, naturalkween… we thrifted, did a lil sippin’ and managed to get fed.
We da real MVPs.
GIRL…you ain’t never lie! LeBron ain’t got shit on us!
Fireflies light up the dimly lit sky as though they were callers of the night.
And as you lay in bed contemplating the meaning of your existence, the whispers of crickets remind you that you are not alone. And then without warning they stop. Everything is quiet and all that remains is the sound…
I got so much crap when I cut my hair the second time. All I heard was, “you have such beautiful hair why did you cut it?” When my hair got long enough I got loc extensions. I heard nothing but praise. “Now you look like a woman.” “Don’t ever cut your hair again, you look so much better.” Until I went home and my grandparents gave me crap for having locs.
I am not my hair. And no matter how I choose to style it, I look beautiful. My hair and what I choose to do with it does not define me nor does it concern you. And no matter how I wear it I look divine because of who I am, not what is on my head.