Monday, March 9, 2009

Essence: Taraji P. Henson, Serena Williams, and Iman

That's a lot of pink.

While I will say that it is nice to see a few unexpected faces on the cover of Essence, I still think it would have been nice to feature Taraji P. Henson (or Viola Davis) alone on the cover. It's been proven a thousand issues over that Essence just hates to put new faces on their covers. I guess this issue is their way of getting credit for three so that next month they can go back to business as usual and split the year between Jada, Halle, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige and maybe Mo'nique.

I haven't seen this one on the stands yet. I wonder if it contains their annual "Black Don't Crack" feature.

Out of curiosity, who would be your top choice to appear on the cover of Essence Magazine?

s: Lipstick Alley


Anonymous said...

hmmmm...good question. a new face would be nice. as you said, I would love to see Viola Davis on the cover.

Camille Acey said...

man, they really do keep recycling the same old tired articles. unbelievable.

as for people i'd WAY rather see on the cover:

thandie newton
janelle monae
georgia anne muldrow
lisa bonet
viola davis

the list goes on and on

Anonymous said...

I agree, interesting question. Especially since we just got over the Oscars, Taraji & Viola would have been great cover models, together or separate.

Kim B said...

Janelle Monae or Andre J.

Afrika said...

Kinee diouf

SDG said...

N'Bushe Wright
Sophie Okonedo

Anonymous said...

Brigitte, you are so right about Mo'Nique LMAO. Tyler Perry gets too many covers as well and he's a man.

Divalocity said...

I'd like to see Nnenna Agba or any of the many models of color to grace the cover.

Ever since they became a part of Time/Warner they have been bombarded with celebrity covers.

I've been a subscriber for over 30 years and quite frankly I'm tired of seeing the same people.

Patricia Grannum said...

hmmm Janelle Monae, Shingai Shoniwa (gorgeous and super talented..Esmeralda Spalding..