Essence Magazine’s June cover girl is actress Taraji P. Henson. Critics of the magazine’s choices in cover models may be soothed a bit, as to my recollection Taraji has never been on the cover solo before. The actress has a potential summer blockbuster on her hands with the Will and Jada Smith produced Karate Kid remake- which stars their son Jayden. The film is due to be released on June 11th.
On another note, Essence provided one quote when they released their Taraji cover and I found it interesting and very much in keeping with the whole why black can’t women find a man theme that America seems to be obsessed with.
“… I haven’t had a date in years… and I’m not looking, because when I look, I find mess. I’m waiting for God to reveal The One to me…” Taraji P. Henson
It seems Black women cannot escape the doom and gloom messages being sent to them daily about their chances of finding and keeping a mate. Surely, some sista will read that quote and think: “wow, if a wealthy good looking sista like Taraji can’t find a man, what hope is there for me?”
Essence could have done better…