For the first time ever, Essence features a cover Blackout and presents “Black Lives Matter: What We Must Do Now”. It’s a special February collector’s edition. This special edition features essays from Susan L. Taylor, Angela Davis, Chirlane, Isabel Wilkerson, Melissa Harris-Perry, Common and many more.
“Our anger and hurt are calling us to look inward, to ask ourselves the hard questions: Are we doing what’s needed to demonstrate that Black life matters?…”—Susan L. Taylor
BLACK LIVES MATTER: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?:
While Michael Brown and Eric Garner are not the first unarmed Black people to lose their lives after questionable encounters with White police officers, their deaths—followed by the stunning, back-to-back failures of two grand juries to indict the men who killed them—have been a flash point. ESSENCE invited activists, authors, thought leaders and cultural figures to reflect on the meaning of this moment…and what we must do next.
Plus, ESSENCE launches CIVIL RIGHTS WATCH, a new series which will chronicle—and call out—significant gains, losses and solutions in this evolving movement. This month in ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, ESSENCE features the thousands of protestors who gathered in December, harnessing the momentum of the New Civil Rights Movement.
BMWK, what do you think about the cover?