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5 Black Beauty Moments That Stole The Spotlight In 2016

1. Solange’s “A Seat At The Table” Album Cover

This image will be ICONIC forever and ever. Her album released in September is a beautiful homage to every Black women. 

2. Any Of Alicia Keys’ “No Makeup” Looks.

Alicia Keys announced that she won’t wear make up and set off a beauty movement. By doing so she declares that women can be beautiful naturally. It’s very powerful.

3. Gabby Douglas’ Bold Lipstick At The Olympics

Gabby Douglas is a gold medal Olympian who slayed with her crimson lipstick. It was looked like a statement, ‘I’m grown. Don’t come for me. I’m a badass athlete.’ 

4. Lupita Nyong’o’s Towering Met Gala Hair

Actress Lupita Nyong’o killed it when appeared wearing her amazing hairstyle inspired by Nina Simone and African traditions. LIT

5. Sasha Obama’s Standout Cornrow Braids

During the White House’s Canadian state dinner Sasha Obama’s breads just stole the show. The way she did it was like a nod to black hair and braids in general. 

Not everyone is capable of making a statement through the look, but these five young Black women attracted everybody’s attention in 2016. Thank you queens!

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“I am all about a woman’s right to choose. I think a woman should do anything she wants as it relates to her face, her body, her health. Whatever mode of expression that empowers you, that’s what you should do. What I am not down for is this ridiculously high, unrealistic expectation about appearance that we as women are held to.” - Alicia Keys for “ALLURE” Magazine February 2017