It’s not just Bey and RiRi on magazine covers this month. A record number of black women are gracing the cover of September issues for a variety of fashion magazines. 

Among the many beautiful faces are Lupita on Porter Magazine and Zendaya on Marie Claire

“When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell,” Beyonce said in her personal reflection for Vogue magazine. “Clearly, that has been proven a myth.” 

RELATED: Here Is How Both Beyonce & Rihanna Are Making History Via Vogue This September 

Much has been said about the importance of representation, but this is taking representation to a whole new exciting level.  September is the most important month for fashion and the most coveted time for magazine covers. 

When discussing representation in Hollywood in her interview for Glamour cover, Tiffany Haddish said: “I just think that a person is ignorant when they say, “Oh, you’re being a stereotypical black person.’ Well, what’s that? Explain that to me, because that’s an actual person, and everybody deserves to see themselves onscreen. I feel like all facets deserve to be seen– from the doctors to the janitors to the baby mamas to the side chicks.” 

And thanks to Tiffany and many more black women in Hollywood and beyond, representation is at the strongest it has ever been. 

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