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.