Letter from the Editor
February may be short, but it’s also the only month explicitly dedicated to matters of the heart. So, what better way to celebrate Black History Month than with a little love note to the culture?
In this issue, we discuss self-love through ritualistic healing and explore how in spite of a tumultuous year, the culture came out on top. Danielle Koons captures us in a breathless moment of amor, and Cap’n Uptown shields us from Cupid’s wrath.
Our cover designed by TrapBob features the iconic Marvin Gaye and a silky soul reminder of our resilience. “Like sweet morning dew, I took one look at you, and it was plain to see you were my destiny…You’re all I need to get by.” While intended for the object of his affection, those sentiments can just as easily describe our undying love of black culture. We’re all we need. Which is far better than being “all we got.”