Here’s My Problem With #BlackGirlMagic

Essence just released its February issue, celebrating the “#BlackGirlMagic Class of 2016.” I first noticed the popular term “Black Girl Magic” as a hashtag on Facebook and Twitter, attached to posts by girlfriends celebrating themselves, their loved ones, their babies, their lives. I’ve seen it on t-shirts spread out on the tummies of little smiling black girls, showing all of their teeth. These are statements and images…