Black Stars was first published in 1971 as the successor of the previous magazine „Tan“ until it ceased publication in 1981. It was a monthly magazine mainly for the African-American community. Tina Turner as well as Ike & Tina have been at least four times on the cover of the magazine.
Issue: July 1972
Story: Tina Turner Turns On Crowds
Issue: January 1974
Story: Ike & Tina Turner: The Family Next Door
Issue: February 1979
Writer: Frederick Douglas Murphy
Story: The New Tina Turner
Issue: April 1981
Writer: Tom Perew
Story: The Best-Dressed Buddhist in L.A.