The Most Melaniny Magical Moments Of 2016

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Melanin Baes Of 2016

We’ve had to cover a lot of depressing and sad news here at BOSSIP all year. In the face of it all, we’ve tried to highlight the most melaniny baes who have made our lives so much better. They’re not just here for being fine as hell.


They’re chefs, lawyers, doctors, and much more. So let’s take a look at the women who got their melanin popping to greatness in 2016.


Liberian model Deddeh Howard recreated white model pics to show up her melanin.


This Nigerian model who blew up Instagram

BROOKLYN, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  (L-R) Jay Ellis, Prentice Penny, Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, and Melina Matsoukas attend HBO's 'Insecure' Block Party on September 25, 2016 in Brooklyn City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for HBO)

The cast of Insecure


Khoudia Diop who was mocked for her skin but later inspired with her look


The cast of Luke Cage


Aja Naomi King on How To Get Away With Murder and The Birth Of A Nation

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    Amara La Negra became a superstar who melted the net


    This chef bae was the woman of your dreams

    Tika Sumpter shows off her baby bump after a guest spot on 'The Late Show'

    Tika Sumpter’s unbelievable pregnancy glow


    This woman cosplaying as Harley Quinn


    Saína Tchaas Nu is a beautiful lawyer

    Team USA gymnastics


    Zuri Tibby became the face of Victoria Secret Pink


    This stunner who appeared at the DNC

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    The melaniny stunners who took a net-breaking pic of themselves on the beach

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    Chasity Simone setting the world on fire


    This bae whose graduation pic was glorious


    Gugu Mbatha Raw being bae on Black Mirror


    Eugena Washington as Playmate of the Year

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