September 2021 Issue: Jennifer Hudson Covers EBONY

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UNITED STATES — The¬†September 2021¬†issues are now arriving on the Internet and newsstands around the globe. Magazines are bringing their A-game with eye-catching covers and statement-making editorials. Some issues even weigh more than a pound and has over hundreds of pages.

The¬†September¬†issue is the most important and biggest issue of the year for fashion publications.¬†Candy Pratts Price¬†once said, ‚ÄúSeptember is the January in fashion.‚Ä̬†September‚Äôs fall fashion issues hold a lot of weight and most luxury houses spend the most amount of advertising dollars in this particular issue. The September issue always sets the tone for the next year in fashion and culture.

If you’re a magazine lover, chances are you know how important the September issue is. A lot of time and hard work goes into it. There was a point in time, when you barely saw a woman of color on the September issue.

Besides ESSENCE, Ebony and Jet (all Black-owned titles), it used to be hard for Black and Brown women to get onto covers of magazines because “they did not sell“. Clearly, that has been proven a myth. Now more and more women of color are on the cover of mainstream magazines, including September issues. And this is beyond epic.

Let us not forget 2015, when we saw the first surge of women of color on September issues.

R&B/Soul singer Jennifer Hudson covers the September 2021 issue of EBONY magazine.

This issue was lensed by photographer Keith Major. Styling was courtesy of WAYMAN + MICAH.

The BET, Oscar and Grammy Award winning artist styles in Oscar De La Renta, Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana, Ashi, Jimmy Choo, and more.

Inside, Hudson reveals how a higher power has guided her through life’s ups and downs and in her exquisite portrayal of the Queen of Soul in the latest Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect. Story is by journalist Danielle Young.

Head over to EBONY to read the cover story in its entirety.

Megan Thee Stallion¬†covers¬†ESSENCE‚Äės¬†Global Black Fashion September/October 2021 issue (see it here), Singer, model, dancer and actress¬†Cassie¬†covers the¬†Autumn 2021¬†issue¬†of¬†Voir¬†(see it¬†here),¬†R&B/Soul¬†singer and actress¬†Mary J. Blige¬†covers the¬†September 2021¬†issue of¬†InStyle¬†(see it¬†here),¬†Anna Wintour‚Äės highly anticipated¬†September 2021¬†issue of¬†Vogue¬†enlisted eight diverse models for its cover (see it¬†here) and¬†Beyonc√©¬†covers¬†Harper‚Äôs BAZAAR‚Äės¬†September 2021¬†‚ÄúThe Icon Issue‚ÄĚ (see it¬†here).

Photos Credit: Keith Major 

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