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COOL: Tidskriften Ebony publicerade i augusti 2008 ett nummer som hade 8 (!) omslagsvarianter. Personerna på omslagen skulle representera ”black cool” i USA.

Förutom Barack Obama kunde man få magasinet med Jay-Z, Prince, Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Marvin Gaye, Muhammad Ali eller Billy Dee Williams på omslaget.

Ebony kallade utgivningen för en ”historic collector’s edition”. Man hade identifierat ”the 25 coolest brothers of all time.” Utvalda för att de ”radiate confidence and have an alluring charisma that sets the standard”.

Så här skrev The Washington Post några månader senare: ”Black-oriented Ebony magazine used a cover photo of Obama emerging from his SUV in a dark suit and black shades to celebrate him as an exemplar of ”black cool.” His fondness for pickup basketball is well chronicled. And even his friends have commented on how his loping stride gave him a look of confidence as the cameras caught him walking the White House colonnade during his first post-election visit with President Bush.”

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