VIBE Endorses OBAMAVIBE magazine is not afraid to throw it's support behind Barack Obama. The monthly publication dedicated to urban culture, fashion, and music has officially endorsed Barack Obama. This marks the first time the magazine has endorsed a political candidate. The lady in charge, Editor-in-Chief Danyel Smith, had this to say "…I am clear about what must be done. The staff is behind me. This is a formal endorsement, by VIBE magazine, of Senator Barack Obama…” Mr. Obama graces the cover of the November issue and he urges readers to go out and vote for change,"We are at a defining moment in our history. I am running for president to take this country in a new direction. But I can’t do it alone. I need you. Whether it’s the first time, or the first time in a long time, I need you to register and vote on November 4.” The historic collector's issue hits newsstands nationwide on October 21.