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We’re firm believers in the old saying that with age comes wisdom, but not always is it praised how beautiful the process of aging can be as well.

As with anything, celebrities can be the biggest examples for how we look at ourselves. Many of the icons from our culture specifically have even proven the other good ol’ saying to be true — you know, “Black don’t crack!” — by looking exactly the same for the past two decades and counting. So, why not show a little love to those getting finer with the years?


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In looking at this list, it’s important to note that in no way are we say these are the beauty standards to based your own self esteem on. In short, skincare health is a business that’s expected to reach a 200 billion net worth within the next four years. That means many people are taking serious interest in the wellness of their skin, and some of our favorite celebs have even developed routines and whole products to help emulate that in our everyday lives.



Pharrell Williams, a longtime ageless king that many believe to be a vampire, has even launched his own skincare line for those hoping to achieve the regime that leaves Skateboard P looking so fresh & so clean. Labeled Humanrace, the brand prides itself as a provider of “useful products and perspectives to help all individuals deepen their understanding of themselves and enrich their commitment to every day wellness.” Sounds good to us!

Along with Pharrell, we took a look at a handful of other melanated stars who could probably play themselves in their own biopic at every stage of the aging process.

Take a look at 10 Black celebrities that are definitely proving “Black don’t crack” even after two decades. Let us know who you think is also aging gracefully by letting us know on social media:

1. Usher

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2. Viola Davis

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3. Bianca Lawson

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4. Pharrell Williams

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5. Vanessa Williams

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6. Rachel True

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7. Djimon Hounsou

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8. Jada Pinkett-Smith

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9. Sanaa Lathan

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10. Lenny Kravitz

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