This is from the November 2002 men's issue of Essence, a magazine directed to African-American readers.
6 white men we love
Don't get us wrong, we love all our barrier-breaking brothers, but we also admire men (of any race) who are "feeling us" - our passions, our plights, our problems. In this year's men's issue we acknowledge trailblazers whose contributions to our community prove that some White men can not only jump but also slam-dunk. We've gotta show these honorary brothers some love.
For rockin' reality
Most people know about the four Grammy Awards that Bono and his slick band, U2, took home this year and even witnessed what a hit the Irish rockers were at halftime at the Super Bowl. What some of us don't know is that Bono has campaigned long and hard to get the Group of Eight top industrial countries to provide debt relief and desperately
needed aid to poorer African countries through the nonprofit organization DATA (Debt, AIDS and Trade in Africa). The outspoken advocate's recent effort: a ten-day tour of Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Ethiopia with United States Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, a fact-finding mission to enroll the Bush administration on Africa's behalf. But make no mistake, the 42-year-old pop icon isn't talking about providing star perks - just the basic right to clean water, free toilets, primary education and jobs. He'll keep speaking out until we all take some "Pride (in the Name of Love)" in the Motherland.
The other men mentioned were: Barry Charles Scheck (defense attorney), Steven Spielberg, Andrew Hacker (political science professor), Jonathan Kozol (educator and activist) and Robert De Niro.
This is the pic from the article, I don't think it's new.