The most wonderful time of the year, Black History Month, is nearly upon us. It's a phenomenal time to be a Black woman and ESSENCE magazine made sure to capture their in their three covers for the February issue.
The covers feature activist Johnetta Elzie and actors Teyonah Parris (Chiraq, Mad Men) and Yara Shahidi (Blackish). The women aren't superstars yet, but they're already changing the game. That's why we so appreciate the recognition. Too often we celebrate the folks who've already received their flowers. It's time to make sure we're pouring into younger generations.
The covers hit newstands January 8.
Photo Credit: Essence/Dennis Leupold