No one was ready for the slayage these magazines brought for their September issues.
Serena Williams, Beyoncé, Misty Copeland, Queen Latifah, Ciara, Kerry Washington, Willow Smith and Amandla Stenberg are serving all of the black girl magic on their respective covers. Activist Janet Mock celebrated the covers on Twitter:
For print publications, the September issue is among the most highly-regarded issues of the year and is usually the industry's most anticipated release. For at least eight black celebrated women to be recognized on its covers during magazines' most significant month is not just special, it's monumental.
Though these eight beautiful covers don't signify a completely reformed industry -- side eye to Allure for using a white model for an afro tutorial -- it's a reminder that black women shouldn't go unrecognized.
Take a look at the phenomenal covers below:
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