Essence Magazine has unveiled her first ever Issue for Black History Month.
The magazine chose activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie, Chi-raq star Teyonah Paris, and black-ish’s Yara Shahidi as stars on three different covers to represent the Class of 2016
The edition featuring celebrities like Zendaya, Aja Naomi King, fashion and beauty experts, popular athletes and more were also highlighted in the special edition.
The magazine chose the hashtag made popular in 2015 to highlight the achievements of the various women with varying careers from different walks of life.
Check out the covers above.