9 Black Women Who Prove ’50 Is The New 30′

“Black don’t crack.”
“Black girl magic.”
“The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.”

Whatever phrase you like to use, it all applies to these stunning and beautiful Black women.

For decades, Black women have surpassed the beauty mark by being strong, independent, intelligent and beautiful all while taking everything that life throws at them in stride. Honestly, as a man, I can’t see how they do it.  That is why I had to take time out to honor those beautiful woman, who personify ageless beauty in their fifties.

1. Cynthia Bailey, 50.

First up is this real housewife, who has just recently joined the 50+ club and defying it every single day. The model-turned-businesswoman just recently stripped down to show just how beautiful women can be at any age. Just like fine wine!

2. Michelle Obama, 53.

A proud, card-carrying member of being 50 and over, the former First Lady (sheds tear), is fit and fine with a great sense of humor to match. No wonder former President Obama snatched her up and offered to quit his job when he found out Michelle was his boss.  Love will do that to you sometimes!



3. Elise Neal, 51.

My, my my. What can I say about Ms. Neal?  The Tennessee native is fly, fine and in charge. She’s grown since her her time on The Hughleys TV show as well as parts in Rosewood and Scream 2. The 50-year-old spends her time in between sets cooking and running. You go girl!



4. Angela Bassett, 52.

We don’t know how it’s possible, but every time we see Angela, it’s like she’s aging in reverse. Talent, looks and personality? This mother of two has it all! And there is no signs of her slowing down.  Good Lord! Keep it up Mrs. Bassett-Vance!

5. Robin Givens, 52.

Robin has kept a pretty low-profile since her time on the hit show, Head of The Class. But the “Boomerang” movie star is still in charge on and off screen.  She credits her good looks to her genes and saying goodbye to stressful situations. Amen to that!

6. Vanessa Williams, 53.

She’s a singer, former Miss America, accomplished actress and even a grandmother…Vanessa Williams has got it going on.  She’s pushed past scandal, failed relationships and even abuse to share the message of love and forgiveness. Keep on doing your thing!


7. Viola Davis, 51.

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If you were to look up the phrase: “Best Year Ever,” I’m sure Viola Davis’ picture would be plastered all over the screen.  The accomplished actress is making history, earning award after award and doing it with such grace, style and intelligence, she captivates us all. This married mother of one gets my vote in the “fine & 50” club!



8. Robin Roberts, 56.

Don’t let her smile fool you — news anchor Robin Roberts has been through it all, but still comes out on the other side smiling bigger than ever. From breast cancer to a rare bone disease, this talented and beautiful media maven is a great example of what perseverance looks like. We salute you Robin!


9. Lela Rochon, 52.

Lela Rochon was the epitome of my childhood crush. She was beyond fine with her silky skin and she didn’t take no mess either. She was the “IT” girl before Sanaa Lathan and right there with Nia Long. It’s hard to believe she’s over 50, but she wears it so well!

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