R.I.P. RUBY DEE We lost a phenomenal actress, civil rights activist, and entertainer last night. She was 91 years old. Now, she can be reunited with her husband, Ossie Davis, who also left us too soon in Job well done!
PEAK BLACKNESS: I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness. - Ossie The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity. - Ruby Black love, people. Now and forever more.
"I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity." - Michelle Obama
Black Love on ESSENCE Covers Through the Years; Magic and Cookie Johnson In December 2003 Magic and Cookie Johnson posed for the cover of ESSENCE and opened up about the role forgiveness plays in true love.