For May 2017, ESSENCE Magazine celebrates its 47th anniversary by honoring 12 women who are soldiers in the battle for social equality for BLACK PEOPLE In AMERICA!!!
The cover features Shonda Rhimes, Joy-Ann Reid, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez. Plus, Janaye Ingram, Angela Rye, Sybrina Fulton, Luvvie Ajayi, April Reign, Opal Tometi, and Brittany Packet.
Each woman talks about her role in the fight for Black liberation, highlighting why participation in the movement is more urgent than ever.
The cover stars are part of ESSENCE Presents: 100 WOKE WOMEN - #WOKE100, an inaugural list of female creators, activists, educators, journalists, politicos and thinkers who are socially conscious and vigilant about changing our nation for the better.