Obama Covers Vibe Magazine: “I can’t do it alone. I need you.”

Sen. Barack Obama covers the November ’08 issue of Vibe magazine. In a letter published in the November issue, the Democratic presidential candidate finally addresses the members of the urban community.

In it, Obama urges blacks to register to vote. Obama states, “I can’t do it alone. I need you.”

This issue marks the first time in history that the leading lifestyle publication has ever formally endorsed a Presidential nominee.

It is also the second time the Illinois senator has graced the cover of the magazine.

Obama’s “letter” is reminiscent of Martin Luther King’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’ in which King wrote that “forceful direct action” was necessary to achieve true civil rights.

VIBE magazine’s November 2008 issue will be available on newsstands nationwide on October 21st. For more information, visit www.vibe.com.

Source:
Tracy Nguyen
IPR | Industry Public Relations



 


36 Responses to “Obama Covers Vibe Magazine: “I can’t do it alone. I need you.””

  1. 1
    bklynchick says:

    I will be picking up an issues a soon as it is on the newstands. Vote obama 08.

  2. 2
    trulyposh says:

    not one negative? kudos, auntie!
    yes we can!

  3. 3
    MRSJONESK says:

    Cool! I’ll be grabbing my issue when it hit the stands!

  4. 4
    PAGESINADIARY says:

    DAMN, HE MADE THE COVER TWICE IN A YEAR!

    THIS IS A KEEPSAKE. GO GET IT!

  5. 5
    goat76 says:

    They gonna really hate when the new 15 dollar bill come out and Obama’s picture is on it………..

  6. 6
    HunE916 says:

    trulyposh Says:

    not one negative? kudos, auntie!
    ____________________________________________

    Not quite:
    “the Democratic presidential candidate finally addresses the members of the urban community.”

  7. 7
    Mzsuave says:

    lol @ Goat…new $15 bill…

    God, I can’t wait until this election is over. I’m so confident in this man. Times have changed…

  8. 8
    Bubbles says:

    So they got Lil Boosie and Kim Kardashian to comment on the MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVER ?!!? That’s a scoop.

  9. 9
    Sharonda says:

    He covered Vibe before.Of course he can’t do it alone and I think that’s what the problem now.This administration doesn’t care about other people other than their own.

  10. 10
    kwallace577 says:

    i am proud…. BUT oct. 21 is too late if you ask me. most deadlines expire this weekend or monday to register. if he was trying to be timely they shoulda done this LAST month. bad timing obama campaign.

    he still got my vote though.

    hey hunE and suave…and we BEEN needed a $15 bill goat. i was mad when they started making me get $20 out the ATM as the minimum! there are times i only got $18!!

  11. 11
    goat76 says:

    @K-Weezy…………I feel you about the ATM……..sometimes I just want $10 for a sack…I don’t want to have to take out $160 because I need $150……

  12. 12
    Mzsuave says:

    Hey Kw!

  13. 13
    iyonah says:

    @ HunE I almost missed that part ….. thanks for pointing that out. I was on my way to typing 3 nice post in a day.

    I will be purchasing this VIBE, I haven’t picked up one since my subscription ended like 1 1/2 ago.

    Obama 08!

  14. 14
    LovelyLady says:

    The End Of The World Is Coming……

    As trulyposh Says:

    not one negative? kudos, auntie!
    yes we can!
    —————
    Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel

  15. 15
    LovelyLady says:

    Dammit

    Thanks HunE….

    I guess I spoke to soon lol

  16. 16
    Sharonda says:

    Has anybody heard that they blaiming black people for the economic crisis?Does anybody find that a bit strange since they never lend us nothing really anyways??

  17. 17
    HunE916 says:

    Sorry.

    Man, Sandra is starting to piss me off with this negative Obama crap of hers.

    “YOU HEAR ME, SANDRA!? PISSED OFF!!!” :o

  18. 18
    miamore73 says:

    THAT’S JUST THE BIZNESS. I LOVE IT!!!!

  19. 19
    HunE916 says:

    Sharonda Says:

    Has anybody heard that they blaiming black people for the economic crisis?Does anybody find that a bit strange since they never lend us nothing really anyways??
    ____________________________________________

    PLEASE! N!ggas keep the economy ALIVE! You know we can’t hold on to money! We get a little change and it’s like hot fire in our pocket! Gotta go spend it! lol

    America would crumble without the Black (15) Dollar!

  20. 20
    Coop says:

    @HunE916

    Have you noticed all the anti Obama ads on this site.

  21. 21
    Detroit48205 says:

    @ Coop:

    It’s all about who will pay the bills with those advertisement $$$

  22. 22
    HunE916 says:

    Coop Says:

    @HunE916

    Have you noticed all the anti Obama ads on this site.
    ______________________________________________________

    I think (HOPE) those ads are random and Sandra doesn’t have anything to do with them.

    It’s like there’s space on the site for paid advertising and when it sees words like “Obama” or “election”, it will auto-populate ads that are relevant to talked about or tagged subjects.

    I’ve noticed when we be clowning abut somebody’s hair, there’s always a lace front wig advisement showing! :p

  23. 23
    ckarinwhite says:

    I’m glad that I can’t view the ads…It violates my internet usage policy!…

  24. 24
    Detroit48205 says:

    Bubbles Says:

    So they got Lil Boosie and Kim Kardashian to comment on the MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVER ?!!? That’s a scoop.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    actually, I would like to hear what Lil Boosie has to say… He represents that target population of black males, who more than likely have less than a high school education, and really don’t have an interest in the election process. Most of those young men see no reason to vote. Boosie may say something that might motivate a few of those young brothers to get out and vote…

  25. 25
    candycane says:

    kwallace577 Says:

    hey hunE and suave…and we BEEN needed a $15 bill goat. i was mad when they started making me get $20 out the ATM as the minimum! there are times i only got $18!!

    ***********************
    Bank of the West (not sure if there’s on in your area) gives $5 at the atm. FLucked up thing about though, is it’s not my bank, so I’m charged $2 from that bank, and another $2 from Wells Fargo for going to someone else.

    I go to Walgreens buy a .99 something and get cash back

  26. 26
    HunE916 says:

    Detroit48205 Says:

    actually, I would like to hear what Lil Boosie has to say… He represents that target population of black males
    ____________________________________________________

    [shaking my head…shoulders….pants….shoes]

  27. 27
    kwallace577 says:

    yes as far as the ads go errybody money is GREEN. here at the paper we have folks call ALL THE TIME. why is that ad in your paper? why do you let them say xxxx in their ad? take that off of your website.

    with 3 rounds of layoffs/buyouts we ain’t turning down no green.

  28. 28
    DivineBrown says:

    kwallace577 Says

    hey hunE and suave…and we BEEN needed a $15 bill goat. i was mad when they started making me get $20 out the ATM as the minimum! there are times i only got $18!!

    ___________________________________________________________

    GULLY!!!!!!! I just coughed tea out of my nose messin’ around with you! GIRL YOU ARE SIMPLE!!!!!

  29. 29
    stefany says:

    YOU GOT ME OBAMA!
    ***************************************************
    CHARLES I MISS YOU WITH YOUR CORNEY ASS COMMENTS, WHERE YOU AT!

  30. 30
    DivineBrown says:

    stefany Says:

    YOU GOT ME OBAMA!
    ***************************************************
    CHARLES I MISS YOU WITH YOUR CORNEY ASS COMMENTS, WHERE YOU AT!
    ___________________________________________________________

    Girl you are silly! You know that’s Auntie rose!

  31. 31
    kwallace577 says:

    @dbrown. i was dead azzed serious when i typed that. once not long ago either….it was like two days before pay day and i went to the bank trying to get my LAST $20 out and i had like $19.09.

    i coulda got some from savings but i try not to mess with that (if possible).

    i was HEATED.

    now if we had $15 bills…that woulda been a non-issue right?

    **in my martin voice “i keeps it REAL!”**

  32. 32
    goat76 says:

    @Kweezy………..**in my martin voice “i keeps it REAL!”**

    HELL YEAH……..

  33. 33
    ReadTheBlog says:

    I know his intent was good, but I think that’s a bad move for him to be on the cover of Vibe.

  34. 34
    DivineBrown says:

    Bump all that…I drive around until I find a damn ATM that gives $5!

    I’ve had those days, too. Hot dogs and Ramen…Hot dogs and Ramen!

    I’m single, no kids! So, if I’m broke…it’s because stupidity. And I starve…

  35. 35
    Charles says:

    YAWN, he is so desperate for attention!!!! No one is voting for him and half the vibe readers arent even registered voters anyway, im going to be laughing to the bank when he loses…….

  36. 36
    stefany says:

    YAWN, he is so desperate for attention!!!! No one is voting for him and half the vibe readers arent even registered voters anyway, im going to be laughing to the bank when he loses……
    **********************************************************
    HEY SANDRA/CHARLES,

    I SEE YOU READ MY COMMENT GLAD YOU COULD FINALLY JOIN US TODAY!

    OBAMA 08!!!

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