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.),
This episode just did something to my soul. First off the actors in this show did not get the due credit. Blair Underwood is amazing. The raw emotions in this episode are noteworthy. The topics this series hits on was before it’s time or perhaps the right time. If I could create just half of the amazing stories and truths this series shared, I could die feeling I accomplished something great.