If 2015 was a big year for #BlackGirlMagic, then 2016 is already off to a glowing, coconut oil-anointed start — thanks in part to the flawless*** covers of Essence magazine's February issue. Essence Magazine @essencemag #SneakPeek of our #BlackGirlMagic cover story in the February issue: https://t.co/3SZxD65Vw0 03:36 PM - 06 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite The magazine on Wednesday debuted its first-ever "Black Girl Magic" issue with three stunning cover stars, part of its Class of 2016. Actress Yara Shahidi, who plays Zoey on ABC's Black-ish, is Essence's "rising star." Dennis Leupold/Essence Chi-raq's Teyonah Parris, also knows for her roles in Mad Men, Survivor's Remorse, and Dear White People, is the "Scene-Stealer." Dennis Leupold/Essence And Johnetta "Netta" Elzie, the "Activist," is joined by other organizers, including Bree Newsome and Jessica Byrd, on the magazine's "On Our Radar" list. Dennis Leupold/Essence Advertisement All three are also captured in a gorgeous spread inside the magazine. Dennis Leupold/Essence Dennis Leupold/Essence Dennis Leupold/Essence The issue, which celebrates black girls and women in a range of worlds — from entertainment to activism to tech — has attracted a lot of love on Twitter. Advertisement Sheena Nicole @theSheenaB Can't go wrong with beginning the year with some #blackgirlmagic ✨ . Thank you @essencemag ! This is love! #essencemag 03:47 PM - 06 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Just call me 'G' @GeeDotJames I'ma buy all three covers of @EssenceMag just cuz... #BlackBeauty #BlackExcellence #BlackLove 03:50 PM - 06 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Bené @beneviera Ands shoutout to @essencemag for having the vision to do a #blackgirlmagic cover w/dope, fresh faces. Thank you for always holding us down. 04:23 PM - 06 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Elzie shared a lovely behind-the-scenes selfie with Parris. Johnetta Elzie @Nettaaaaaaaa Selfies w/@TeyonahParris on set #blackgirlmagic @essencemag https://t.co/UBOEY9DsZH 04:26 PM - 06 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Advertisement And Shahidi tweeted her appreciation for the whole process. Yara shahidi @RealYaraShahidi What a beautiful way to rise and shine! #EssenceCover #BlackGirlMagic #sureoundedByPeersandTeachers 03:47 PM - 06 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite "Being a part of this reemergence of a movement both pro-diversity and pro-woman is the best part of being a Black girl," the 16-year-old told Essence. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF http://www.thecoli.com/threads/i-had-no-idea-the-daughter-on-the-tv-show-blackish-is-nas-cousin.293781/ Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF http://www.thecoli.com/threads/i-had-no-idea-the-daughter-on-the-tv-show-blackish-is-nas-cousin.293781/ For more information, visit Essence.com. The February 2016 issue is available on newsstands Friday. Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!