Black Women Rock Magazine Covers in February #BlackExcellence

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Despite hashtags like #OscarsSoWhite, Black women in Hollywood are having a moment – on magazine covers. Elle, i-D, Teen Vogue and more have all placed Black women on their covers and given a space for their stories. To celebrate Black History Month, here are five looks you can emulate without spending thousands.

Taraji P. Henson

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The Empire actress was crowned as one of Elle’s 2016 Women in TV, alongside talented ladies like Viola Davis and Priyanka Chopra. A red motorcycle jacket works well for a night out with the girls or a chilly morning class, thrown over your favorite white tee.

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Viola Davis

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Courtesy of Elle.com

Another one of Elle’s 2016 Women in TV, Viola Davis is now acting in How To Get Away With Murder. Pair a deep V dress like hers with a chunky necklace. This buttoned dress lets you decide how much cleavage you want to show off.

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Amandla Stenberg

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Courtesy of teenvogue.com

Stenberg talks about hair, comic books and girl power in the February issue of Teen Vogue. Her sporty look on the cover is stylish but comfy enough for long days at school. A yellow varsity jacket helps your friends spot you as you’re trekking across McKeldin Mall.

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Willow Smith

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An actor since 2007 and a singer since 2010, Smith has already made her mark on the industry. In 2016, she has landed the i-D Magazine Coming of Age issue. Layer a red floral jacket over another print for a daring look like hers.

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Solange Knowles

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Although she wasn’t featured on any covers, Knowles interviewed Stenberg for her Teen Vogue story. Knowles often wears bold colors – here she’s rocking a fuchsia suit – perfect for standing out in a sea of black business wear. If a head-to-toe hot pink look is too daring, a bright blazer will suffice.

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