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5 Most Beautiful and Powerful Black Women

5 Most Beautiful and Powerful Black Women



Beauty, is usually defined in terms of physical features especially in the case of women. Being a woman of power, poise, self-respect, high moral standards, and keeping a positive outlook are other attributes for the well-rounded beautiful black woman.

Being active in and giving back to the community are also trademarks of beautiful black women. With icons like Michelle Obama leading the way, this is the perfect opportunity for black women to make their voices heard and make the wold take note of their unflappable style. Here are the Top 5 most powerful black beauties. – Safiya Ellis


Ursula M. Burns

 When you think of CEOs “men” like Larry Page, and Bruton Smith come to mind. But in 2009, Forbesrated Ursula M. Burns the 14th most powerful woman in the world! As the first African American woman CEO to head a fortune 500 company, Burns is more than dynamic, her climb to the top has also made her an inspiration.


Susan Elizabeth Rice

Susan Elizabeth Rice is an American diplomat. She is an American foreign policy advisor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice demonstrates the effect a powerful woman can have even in a field that’s considered a “man’s world.”


Valerie Bowman Jarrett

“Barack’s Rock” Valerie Bowman Jarrett is a senior advisor and assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Obama administration. She is a Chicago lawyer, businesswoman, and civic leader. Jarrett is in a position that gives hope to women seeking to get to the top in corporate America or national politics.


Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey! With her award-winning show the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” Winfrey set the standard for women anchors and talk show hosts all over the world. As the first and only African American billionaire in 2004 and 2006, Winfrey displays that with hard work, dedication, and staying true to a vision, that success is attainable.


Michelle Obama

As the first African American FLOTUS, Michelle Obama is constantly reaching out to the community to create a better place and healthier communities for all Americans, particularly children and people of color. The first lady displays sensitivity, caring, power, and real commitment to her ideals.



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