This is why I LOVE Essence mag!! Stand for justice! Stand for equality! Contributors to February’s issue include: Angela Davis, Susan Taylor, Isabel Wilkerson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris Perry, John Legend, Common and Chirlane McCray, among others, sharing unique perspectives on race, crime, brutality, and healing. “Our anger and hurt are calling us to look inward, to ask ourselves the hard questions: Are we doing what’s needed to demonstrate that Black life matters?” Susan Taylor writes in the issue.