Essence magazine debuts its first ‘Black Girl Magic Issue’ with 3 covers for its February 2016 edition.
In recognition of the black history month, the magazine celebrates a class of hardworking and deserving black women who are taking giant strides and influencing their society positively.
Activist Johnetta Elzie, and actresses Teyonah Parris and Yara Shahidi are beauty personified on the covers.
Other trailblazers including Zendaya, Bree Newsome, Willow Smith, Aja Naomi King and Quvenzhane Wallis are also honoured as part of Essence’s “Class of 2016” for the work they have done in their respective fields.
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Photography: Dennis Leupold
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