This month, we’re celebrating the final season of the trailblazing OWN series, Queen Sugar with actors Kofi Siriboe and Bianca Lawson. For six seasons, the show has celebrated the beauty of Black love, in its many iterations and complexities. Via their characters Ralph Angel and Darla, Siriboe and Lawson have brought one of the most moving love stories to television.

The EBONY team headed to New Orleans to photograph the duo amid the steaming heat and weeping willows of the bayou, where we celebrated the soul, resilience and passion of their love story. While it's so hard to say goodbye, we celebrate Queen Sugar’s game-changing contributions to culture. Check out our cover story and a bevy of exclusive content including behind-the-scenes videos, interviews with co-stars, a talk with the show’s creator Ava DuVernay, and a throwback look at the cast's 2016 EBONY cover.

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Queen Sugar stars Kofi Sirboe and Bianca Lawson.