Black Excellence: A Year Of ESSENCE Covers In 2016

It's been a roller coaster of a year, but one thing that's never wavered is our love of amazing celebrities who remind us that black is beautiful. This year, wonderful men and women like President Barack and Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Union, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, and Maxwell graced the cover of our magazine. So, to celebrate, here's every ESSENCE cover from 2016.

Joslyn Winkfield Dec, 20, 2016