Actor Jahi Winston Covers Our 2020 Power Issue


The Quintessential Gentleman releases the 2020 Power Issue saluting voices of impact from film and television, culture and history. These are individuals who are committed to the fight for injustice, building generational wealth and changing the perceived narrative of young Black America. It is with great honor that we devote the Power Issue cover to rising star Jahi Winston, for adhering to the social responsibility of accepting roles that are far beyond the stereotypes of Black men. 

From his breakout role in the 2019 film Queen & Slim to the lessons of self-discovery in the highly anticipated production of Charm City Kings, Jahi is voicing the stories that truly depict the world around us. “Visibility is probably one of the most important things to me as an artist. Just to be on a screen for someone to find a sense of commonality and familiarity when they see me is rewarding. However, regardless of how much we fight for representation, there is still not enough. I think my job as an artist in the future is to really implement that in every facet of what I do,” said Winston.