With their youthful spirit and positive energy, Magic and Cookie Johnson were a natural choice for the July cover of EBONY. They welcomed our team into their palatial Beverly Hills home with the same grace, hospitality and warmth we’ve come to expect from one of America’s most influential couples. Armed with their megawatt smiles and a clear respect and abiding love for each other, the Johnsons were comfortable and elegant in front of our cameras. With almost 23 years of marriage under their belt, these entrepreneurs truly define what it means to be a modern-day power couple, and their contributions to the community, including raising millions for charity and bringing quality business opportunities to urban neighborhoods, makes celebrating their success this month all the better.—Dudley M. Brooks