In May 1970, the first issue of ESSENCE arrived on newsstands. The cover featured a bold, beautiful Black woman with a gorgeous halo of natural hair. And now 40 years later, we have re-created that iconic image through a mosaic of all of our 496 covers. We hope that you enjoy this retrospective of Black women's style and unique cultural experience.
Ratings and Reviews
40 years of my favorite magazine 💗
Such a true Essence reader for years, and I love the mosaic of over 490 covers! Now I can double tap the images up close to look at several of my favorite celebs, etc.
Thank you, Essence!!!!
Memory Lane, History...
Bittersweet, but beautiful nonetheless.
70's baby, lifetime Essence reader... Smart, beautiful, and boundary-breaking. Thank you Essence for being a positive influence.
Love This App
All I can say is wow. It is so nice to look
All the different covers with my girlfriends and reminece
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