In their newest issue, Essence Magazine is celebrating the sistas of the resistance—and it’s seriously amazing!
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Rocking “Stay Woke” tee-shirts, this is one powerful array of women: writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez. In addition, our favorite political commentator Angela Rye, Circle of Mothers founder Sybrina Fulton, #OscarsSoWhite April Reign and #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Opal Tometi also made the list!
Woke Cover Alert! In our May issue, we're launching our first-ever #Woke100 list. It's filled with change agents who are part of a new guard of activists, educators, journalists, thinkers and creators who are more than conscious–they're ever vigilant about creating a nation in which we all have a seat at the table. Available on newsstands Friday, 4/21.
This is the first time the publication has had this many women on one cover.
According to the website, each woman talks about her role in the fight for Black liberation, highlighting why participation in the movement is more urgent than ever.
“Women can empower ourselves by embracing the intersections of our advocacy and educating ourselves on the issues impacting others,” says Janaye Ingram, one of the organizers of the Women’s March.
So dope! #StayWoke y’all!
Catch the issue on newsstands on April 17.
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2. Soledad O’Brien2 of 21
3. Michelle Gadsden-Williams3 of 21
4. Warsan ShireSource:Instagram 4 of 21
5. Jamira Burley5 of 21
6. Lisa Nicole Carson6 of 21
7. Nadia Lopez7 of 21
8. Blair ImaniSource:Instagram 8 of 21
9. Angela BentonSource:Instagram 9 of 21
10. Draya Michele10 of 21
11. Miko Branch11 of 21
12. Regina King12 of 21
13. Gabourey Sidibe13 of 21
14. April Ryan14 of 21
15. Roxanne Shante15 of 21
16. Fantasia Barrino16 of 21
17. Savannah Maziya17 of 21
18. Ciara18 of 21
19. Ricki Fairley19 of 21
20. Terrie Williams20 of 21
21. Monica CostSource:Instagram 21 of 21