Top to bottom: Teyonnah Parris,Danai Gurrira, Shanola Hampton.

I feel as though the media only wants people to believe Kerry Washington is the only black woman on television doing her thing, and she’s not. While I absolutely love Kerry there are more black actresses on major shows that I feel attention should be given to.

These 3 women are on award winning ,very popular shows, and are the only POC amongst an all white cast! Attention must be paid! Danai Gurrira plays Michionne on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Danai was recently named one of the most beautiful people, according to people mag. Teyonnah Harris, plays Dawn on AMC’s Mad Men, the first black secretary to be cast on the show. ( the show takes place during the 60s). Shanola Hampton, who places Veronica on Showtimes very popular show Shameless.

So while sure I’m missing some other women, I’m just showing that there are more faces of beauty and blackness being portrayed in the media. This is a big deal to me! these women are , chocolate and natural. Both of the things people,and the media strays away from in the portrayal of black women. So please feel free to add more actresses!


In anticipation for the return of Mad Men on April 7th, MWD brings you Dog Draper.

Suit: J.Crew Wool Ludlow in Heather Charcoal  |  Tie: Vintage  |  Pocket Square: The Tie Bar  |  Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt

not shown:  Shoes: Allen Edmonds (Park Avenue)  |  Fedora: JJ Hat Center NY  |  Cufflinks: Lanvin  |  Watch: Omega Deville Prestige Quartz

(dear PETA, smoke was photoshopped)

By Sabrina Smelko |

A portrait I drew of Roger Sterling from AMC’s ‘Mad Men’. I think old Roge might actually be my favourite character from the show. Gotta love him.

(I used Kyle T Webster’s awesome photoshop brushes to create this)