Donovan X Ramsey uses his voice as a journalist and author to talk about issues of identity, justice, and patterns of power in America. He’s the author of When Crack Was King: A People’s History of Misunderstood Era, which explores how Black America survived the crack epidemic. As a journalist, Ramsey’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, GQ, WSJ Magazine, Ebony and ESSENCE to name a few. When Ramsey isn’t writing unheralded stories of Black America, he is the founding curator of the popular Instagram account @blackmagcovers that archives Black cover stars and creatives across multiple magazine publications. —K.M.