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With another influential black beauty (Beyonce Knowles on April 2009 Shape Issue) landing a cover of Vogue, Blindie compiled a list of our favorite Vogue covers featuring phenomenal black women:

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1. Oprah Winfrey: Although she famously was told to lose weight for her October 1998 cover of Vogue, the world’s first black billionaire was hailed as a burgeoning movie star with her love project, the screen adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

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2. Liya Kebede: The humanitarian supermodel and the first black face of Estee Lauder landed her first and only solo cover of Vogue in May 2005. But the model didn’t only model in the issue, she discussed her work on behalf of children around the world, “Cover Model with a Cause!”

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3. Beverly Johnson: The modeling legend broke the mold in August 1974 when she became the first black woman to land on the cover of Vogue. The magazine dubbed her beauty, “The Today Look.”

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4. Michelle Obama: Vogue dubbed the effortlessly fit and fashionable Michelle O. “The First Lady the World’s Been Waiting For” on their March 2009 cover–and we couldn’t agree anymore!

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5. Jennifer Hudson: On the eve of her Oscar win, the Dreamgirls star and American Idol reject took her curves to Vogue‘s Power Issue in March 2007. “To embrace Jennifer’s success and give her a cover that is absolutely historical and unique in the 115-year history of Vogue Magazine,” Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley said.

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Rihanna is reportedly in talks to star in a remake of The Bodyguard–and Blindie couldn’t be more excited!

The battered pop star would reprise Whitney Houston’s diva role in an updated version of the 1992 flick, opposite Step Up and GI Joe hunk Channing Tatum (as Kevin Costner’s brooding bodyguard role).

The remake would be a “young and sexy take” on the original, an insider tells the New York Daily News.

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Halle Berry‘s pride and joy, daugther Nahla Ariela Aubry, is one year old!

It was only in February that the Oscar-winning actress told Essence magazine, “As a woman, I thought it was all about work and accomplishments. Then this little baby comes along and says that it’s not about that.”

Berry is also starring in the film adaptation of the novel Nappily Ever After, which she’ll go bald for. But is mainly doing it for Nahla’s seal of approval.

“I don’t want my daughter to look back at my work and think, ‘Mom sold out,’ ” she said. “I want to leave a legacy that she can be proud of.”

Check out more photos here!

PHOTO CREDIT: Fame via Celebrity-Babies.com

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