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ESSENCE Debuts ‘Black Girl Magic’ Docuseries Highlighting Black Filmmakers and Teen Girls

By Taylor Lewis,

In celebration of the power and achievements Black girls everywhere, has launched ‘Black Girl Magic.’ Presented by Walmart, this original six-part docuseries captures the poignant stories and diverse lifestyles of six young women from across the country who epitomize Black excellence.

Under the tagline of “6 Girls. 6 Stories. 6 Dreams,” ‘Black Girl Magic‘ will roll out over the course of 2016 with each new episode profiling a notable young woman of color and being helmed by a different up-and-coming Black female director. Between every episode there will be supplemental bonus footage and director profiles, as well as regular highlights of #BlackGirlMagic.

Below is a trailer for the first episode, which focuses on 18-year-old activist Sage Adams and is directed by Laurie Thomas. For more on this amazing new series and to check out the first full episode please visit

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