1. The main reason why they don't is simple black women are not Vanity Fair's target audience, I'm very sure that the majority of black women who are complaining about this don't even "own" an issue of VF or have never purchased and issue of VF. If you have purchased past issues of Vanity Fair why would you suddenly be mad about who is on the cover when the previous issues had white women on the cover.? I thought so. !
Monique, Lee Daniel, Gabourey Sidibe photogaphed by Anne Leibovitz for Vanity Fair
2. "But what about Zoe Saldana and Gabourey Sidibe" ahh hello Zoe and Gabourey Sidibe have been covering countless magazine covers for the past few months. If anyone actually went to the Vanity Fair website (which im sure most haven't because the same people complaining don't visit their site either) They would have seen that Monique and Gabourey along with director Lee Daniels are "inside" the issue.
Essence doesn't include non black actresses in their Hollywood issues .
3. Black magazines who's target audience are black women, or black people usually DON'T put non blacks on the cover. Essence Magazine puts the same people on their covers over and over and over again, Essence hasn't even put any of the current top black models and I don't recall ever seeing Zoe Saldana on the cover of Essence magazine, prior to her rise in Hollywood (Now isn't that interesting).
At the end of the day black women need to stop looking to others to validate who they are and stop getting mad anytime you don't see someone who looks like you on a magazine cover that isn't geared towards you. Also keep in mind that every magazine, every business, has a target audience even blogs have a target audience.
There are lots of blogs and magazines that do cater to black women I've showcased many of them at this blog and as most of you know I have a 2nd blog called Beauty Is Diverse with daily updates of fashion images of various ethnicities.
Please note: This is my personal opinion.