When you open a time capsule of the year 2015 and look at these magazine covers it would tell historians that Black women are beautiful, fearless, powerful, provocative, creative, bold and very relevant and very present in popular culture. There were many more, but these are a few of my favorites. 

This Revolutionary Magazine Is Flipping the Media's Script on Black Gay Men
Even though it's 2016 media representation of black queer people is still far and few between, and often times these depictions can be narrow or negative stereotypes. But three men have dedicated themselves to creating an ongoing conversation about what it means to be both black and gay.

Topping charts across the Atlantic, casting aside Bieber and Adele in his wake, Brendon Urie is on a charge. Panic! At The Disco’s new album ‘Death of a Bachelor’ is a 5* certified banger factory. For February’s Upset cover feature, we get inside the head of the crazy genius behind it all with a Really Very In-Depth Indeed interview. Seriously – you could probably get away with submitting it as a dissertation on the modern pop star, if only it wasn’t so – y’know – incredibly interesting.


Black History Month Magazines #4: The Crisis

The Crisis was founded in 1910 by W.E.B. DuBois as the magazine of the NAACP. Within nine years it reached a circulation of 100,000. It was an important venue in its early days for African American authors, including Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Jessie Fauset. Notable cover artists included Frank Walts and Aaron Douglas.

100 years after it was founded, The Crisis is still going strong, providing powerful news and opinion: http://www.thecrisismagazine.com/.

See more vintage covers of The Crisis here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151293986435849.447707.199718485848&type=3