Black History Month celebrates Black history and honors the stories, culture, and achievements of Black people. The Black Is Magic drop celebrates and supports different expressions of Black identity.
Each card was illustrated by a Black artist who brought their unique art style to the drop. Ernanda Souza interprets Shalai, Voice of Plenty as a guardian angel, who protects and shields the people. Ejiwa ‘Edge’ Ebenebe gives us a Ponder that honors elders and African spiritual tradition. Hillary Wilson illustrates Cultivate, a card that acknowledges the need for the past and present to reconcile for a healthier future. Dani Pendergast depicts a moment of calm for Magic’s first Black female planeswalker, Kaya, Ghost Assassin, directly after the War of the Spark. KNIIO celebrates the joys of Black fatherhood by showing us a rare moment in the life of Teferi, Hero of Dominaria. Thomas Zenteno shows us a Sol Ring unlike any other, drawing inspiration from the beautiful jewelry tradition of the Maasai tribe. And finally, Julio Reyna honors the child in all of us with Path of Ancestry, reflecting on Magic’s Black history and its origins in Jamuraa.
PHILANTHROPIC PARTNER Proceeds from each purchase will benefit the game design, digital art, and game development programs of Black Girls CODE.
Black Girls CODE aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color between ages seven and seventeen to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.