I have a lot of pictures I’ve collected over the years. I have collected hundreds of beautiful images of black women over a period of time. Many of them I have never used in a post. So I thought I would post some of the beauties from the 70’s,80’s,90’s…up into the present. You may recognize some of the faces. Others you may not. Some of them are beauty contest winners,famous actresses,aspiring models and singers. This post is open for anyone to put up pictures of black women they think are beautiful or exceptional in some way. This post is a celebration of all the beautiful women in the African diaspora. Or as I call it Melanin Heaven! Enjoy!
MaameYaa Boafo was born in Pakistan and hails from Ghana, West Africa and currently lives in New York. Coming to the United States to obtain a double Bachelor degree in Journalism and French at Hood College, Ms. Boafo was then awarded the Levin Scholarship from Rutgers University where she received her MFA in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has since gone on to play roles such as Ophelia in Hamlet, the Courtesan in Comedy of Errors and made her off-Broadway debut as Walter Mosley’s leading lady in his play LIFT.
Since making her on-screen acting debut in 2012, in the award winning indie film Asa as the title role, MaameYaa has gone on to star in other indies and short films ( Bus Nut. Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu as well as TV: Madam Secretary, Blacklist & Mysteries of Laura to name a few. Ms. Boafo also leads the cast of An African City, the international hit web series that is “Africa’s answer to Sex & the City” (CNN). Commercial appearances include Nickolodeon and Movicel starring Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes and Dove Chocolate among others.