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    Five Hollywood Badasses Slay Essence's May Cover

    At the same damn time.

    Remember last week when Debbie Allen kind of revealed something amazing happened but couldn't say what? Well the secret's finally out! The ladies are Essence magazine's May cover girls!

    ESSENCE Magazine

    This cover is a big deal. It's not every day that black women who work behind the camera get their just due in such a monumental way. The ladies shared their excitement via social media:

    Mara Akil / Via instagram.com
    Issa Rae / Via instagram.com
    Shonda Rhimes / Via Twitter: @shondarhimes
    Debbie Allen / Via Twitter: @msdebbieallen

    And the women aren't the only ones excited about it...

    @AVAETC OMG I FLOVE THIS! STUNNING WOMEN ON ONE COVER! #IsItChristmas?

    Via Twitter: @DonnieRayy

    @AVAETC WOW THIS IS UH-MAZING!! BOWS DOWN πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

    Via Twitter: @SrslyOlitz

    @AVAETC This cover has me doing backflips and handstands in my head!! WOO LAWD!! #BlackGirlsRock!! πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ

    Essence cover is everything. Seeing these women do their thing is a fantasy come true. http://t.co/FyP84YB8r0

    Via Twitter: @dreamhampton

    I love that new Essence Magazine Cover. I REALLY do. It's love. They look like celestial beings.

    That Essence cover is so dope, it might go up in my office as motivation/inspiration...

    Via Twitter: @Ashley_Reynolds

    Let us know what you think of the cover in a comment!

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