Some astounding statistics were reported in Time Magazine’s December 3rd issue. It seems that Vogue Magazine could use more than a little diversity when it comes to who graces their covers.
Number of black men who have appeared on the cover of Men’s Vogue since it launched in 2005 (Tiger Woods, Barack Obama, Denzel Washington and Will Smith)
Number of black women who have appeared on Vogue’s cover since the magazine was founded in 1892
I find it pretty interesting that in 115 years, only 3 black women have been on the cover of Vogue. Vogue has been printing monthly since 1892. That’s 12 issues a year, for 115 years. That’s 1,380 covers, and only 3 have showcased black women. Absurd.
What is even more ironic is that Men’s Vogue has only been around for 2 years, and while having 4 black men on the cover is a substantial disproportion to the 20 covers issued (10 issues per year) it boggles me that they have 1 up on their female counterpart, which has had 1380 issues.