Vanity Fair has just released the cover spread for their upcoming annual Hollywood issue of 2014, and, in a move that should make you go "finally," the image includes six black actors—two of which are before the fold on the actual cover that people see on newsstands. For some context, that's the first time this has happened since...oh, 2007, when Chris Rock made it on the cover. That's seven years.
The amount of times a black actor appeared on the cover before that is seldom as well: As Buzzfeed points out, it only happened in 1999 with Thandie Newton, and 1998 with Djimon Hounsou. In the rest of the time, black actors either appeared after the cover fold, or they weren't involved at all. Here are some shots of the 2000 and 2010 covers now, for comparison.
In the 2014 shot, the black actors who appear on the cover are 12 Years a Slave breakout stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o, Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan, Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, and 42 star Chadwick Boseman. The image was shot by Annie Leibovitz.
According to Vanity Fair, the issue will be available on newsstands Feb. 11.