For Immediate Release
January 27, 2009
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(BPRW) The Art of Obama: UPTOWN Magazine February/March Special Collectors Issue Features the Images that Shaped the Energy of an Election

(BLACK PR WIRE) (January 27, 2009) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The February/March 2009 issue of UPTOWN Magazine (on newsstands February 10th) features The Art of Obama, a cover story about the growing popularity of artists motivated by Barack Obama’s historic Presidential campaign. Uptown has created three unique covers featuring artists who participated in the movement. 

Barack Obama’s promise of hope and change inspired an unprecedented art movement that has reached across all ethnicities, ages and income, said Brett Wright, Uptown’s Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer. The appetite for all things Obama seems to be growing with sites, galleries and collectibles popping up regularly.

Obama’s image has become the presidential product everyone wants to possess and create, said article author Michael A. Gonzales. He is like Bono, Jay-Z and Che Guevara wrapped into one perfect package.
Also featured are 70 Years of Jack & Jill by Lawrence Otis Graham, a look at the significance of the organization and why it’s still important today. The story of Jack & Jill, an invitation-only organization for African American families looking to impact education, culture and philanthropy, includes a then and now pictorial. The issue also features spring fashion highlighting actor Idris Elba (The Wire, American Gangster and Obsessed with Beyonce Knowles) in a ten page layout.

UPTOWN Magazine is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the growing Affluent African American (AAA) market. UPTOWN is currently published six times a year nationally with regional issues in NYC, Atlanta, Washington DC, Chicago and Charlotte. UPTOWN has a circulation of 200,000 and a readership of 800,000.

About Uptown Media
Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group is the only luxury lifestyle company that targets the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after male and female demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers both traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published bi-monthly with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte and National editions),, the interactive website, Uptown Social bi-weekly newsletter and Uptown’s signature events. UPTOWN Magazine is available by subscription at and on national newsstands, including Hudson News. UPTOWN Magazine, a toast to Luxury, Lifestyle and Living.