1- Beyoncé isn’t just the most beautiful woman in the world. She’s an icon and a role model for young black girls all over the country EXSPECIALLY Africa.
2- NICKI MINAJ
Personally, I’m more like the British streetwear dudes who used to run Trace magazine. I like my African Americans a little more edgy than someone who married an ex-crack dealer. That’s why Barbie is my go-to #1 when people ask me why black is beautiful. I mean, look at her. She’s prettier than any of the cave bitches in Sports Illustrated.
3- HALLE BERRY
After going through the brutally mental abuse of domestic abuse, Rihanna went the extra mile and FORGAVE Chris Brown for beating the shit out of her. It’s one thing to take a punch but the way she pushed through it and gave Chris a second chance shows young black girls they can do anything.
5- WHITNEY HOUSTON
Speaking of role models, Whitney didn’t just have the best pipes in the business. She was also probably a great mom. As you already know, fame snatched her away from us because she got caught up in all that showbiz crap. It’s ironic that the great pipes that led to her success, also took her down. Thank God the government recognized this African beauty, too.
6- MARIAH CAREY
This African Queen has triple Ds and by that I mean she is Drop Dead Diva gorgeous. She’s also a triple threat in that she can sing, act, and dance. She probably has that thing where you have an Emmy and a Tony and a Grammy and they all spell a word. I bet her father wishes he could have been a bigger part of her life.
7- ALICIA KEYS
She tickles my soul every time she tickles the ivories and like Mariah, I bet her father wishes he could have been more around. At least to see her get nominated for best female R&B/Pop Artist at this year’s BET Awards where she showed up with badass hoop earrings and Love and Hate on her knuckles like that dude from Do the Right Thing.
8- TYRA BANKS
I don’t think Ty Ty Baby was at the awards this year but she should have been. She’s black! And beautiful! Like all models, Tyra was an ugly duckling in high school but after she got famous, she used her looks for good. Today she inspires young black girls by posing on Twitter with no make -up and letting her giant forehead show.
9- LIL’ KIM
Little Kim used to be kind of butt, but she turned it around recently and said to all young women of color, “You can do dis!” To surf the net looking at recent pictures of Lil’ Kim is to be transported to a world where the Caribbean Queens of Billy Ocean lore lure you in like sirens of the sea.
10- THIS CHICK
Special thanks to AllTheParties.Com for generously letting the world see this African jewel. I know blood diamonds are immoral but if someone presented me with this rare gem, I’d grab it and shove it in my pocket without saying a word. Some things are too valuable to worry about “why?”