May Cover Viola Davis

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks with actress Viola Davis about her new memoir, ‘Finding Me,’ motherhood, and how she manifested her dreams.

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert

Power couple Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert reveal how they pursue all their passions while putting their family first. (Spoiler: it ain’t easy).

Tracee Ellis Ross and Marsai Martin

It’s the end of an era, but more HERSTORY is being made. We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with two powerhouses that embody all things Black Girl Magic for our March 2022 cover—Tracee Ellis Ross and Marsai Martin. The ‘black-ish’ stars are gearing up for the show’s series finale, and while it’s so hard to say goodbye, we celebrate their game-changing contributions to culture.


Who’s got next? The winners of our OLAY x HBCU STEM Queens contest, of course! These 10 dynamic and beautiful minds are confirmation that the future is indeed young, Black, and female!

Andre Leon Talley

The André I Knew Model, mogul, and Baby Phat CEO Kimora Lee Simmons pays tribute to her late friend

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson has received praise for her striking performance in Passing. The story about the inner world of Black women is a narrative that’s all too rare in Hollywood.

Crown Coalition

CROWNING GLORY Meet the co-creators of the CROWN Coalition, who are helping to fight hair

Colin Kaepernick

UNSTOPPABLE Ever since the NFL sidelined Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the playing


NAS IS GOOD With the release of King’s Disease II, writer Miles Marshall Lewis catches up

Jennifer Hudson

DIVINE INSPIRATION Jennifer Hudson reveals how a higher power has guided her through life’s ups

Karl-Anthony Towns

GUIDING LIGHT In a year marred by personal loss and social unrest, NBA star Karl-Anthony

Tobe Nwigwe

ALL IDEAS ORIGINAL Nigerian-American rapper Tobe Nwigwe Sidesteps the Music Industry Matrix for the Win…

Lena Waithe

MASTER OF ONE Screenwriter-producer-actress Lena Waithe is the Takeover Queen—and Even Black Twitter Can’t Stop


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