Taylour Paige, SZA & Ryan Destiny top our ‘New, Black and Beautiful’ series, find out who else made the list?

Written by: Ashley Dior Jones – April 28th, 2020 11:30pm pst

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BHL’S ‘New Black and Beautiful’ 

It would be hard for anyone to miss the allure these women have. They are ushering in a new wave of beauty and talent that is undeniable.  Ready to take over the status quo, they are New, Black and Beautiful. Below we list 10 of these stars who’ve got the looks to grab your attention and the talent to keep it. Presenting 10 New, Black and Beautiful ones to keep following!

Ryan Destiny

This actress/singer and Detroit native definitely turned heads when she graced our screens on Fox’s Star. Ryan, who’s been in the entertainment industry since she was 12, is showing no signs of slowing down with roles on Grown-ish, Flint Strong (written by Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins) & modeling campaigns with big brands like Foot Locker.

Jhené Aiko

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This R&B soulstress dropped her latest album Chilombo earlier this year & the tracks are soothingly beautiful, just like Jhené. The emotional depths she reached with this piece of art is honest & raw. If you haven’t listened to it yet  you’re truly missing out.

Taylour Paige

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This actress is a fairly new face & we’re so ready to see more. We first encountered Taylor Paige on VH1’s Hit The Floor & soon she will be starring in the feature film Zola. But until then, we are happy to fangirl over her & her gorgeous beau Jesse Williams. 

Yara Shahidi 

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Yara is a 20 year old TV star & Harvard student blazing her path towards becoming Hollywood royalty. In addition, she has a knack for activism as shown by her launching Eighteen x 18, a creative platform to encourage young people to use their voices & to vote. Beauty and brains, we all know nothing beats that!


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This R&B crooner is a force to be reckoned with. Her 2017 debut album Ctrl is certified platinum & garnered her four Grammy nominations. Most recently she has been focused on preparing to release her 2020 sophomore album & sharing the importance of self-care through meditation & relaxation with her fans. 


Zendaya isn’t a new face but her star is still rising at lightning speed. With the success of her hit show Euphoria, Zendaya isn’t just a Disney star, she’s a mega star! We can’t wait to see this beauty in her latest film Dune coming out later this year.

Zuri Hall

Zuri is an on air host for Access Hollywood & American Ninja Warrior. She’s beautiful inside & out as shown through her mentoring efforts with the creation of her #AlphaBabe educational platform, sharing tips for becoming successful in the entertainment news realm.

Logan Browning

This Hit the Floor & Dear White People beauty has been acting for almost half of her life & has aspirations to start directing. We hope she continues to grace our screens but we’re also  thrilled to see what she will do behind the camera.

Ashley Blaine Featherson

This Dear White People actress is a Howard Alum and quite the stunner. She’s planning on doing the “Big Chop” soon & we can’t wait to see the beautiful results. We’re also excited to see her on screen in the fourth & final season of DWP.

Taylor Rooks

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This journalist & sportscaster started her correspondent career in 2014 with the Big Ten Network, now she’s hosting the second season of her hit show Take it There with Taylor Rooks on Bleacher Report. Her interviewing style is comfortable, real & intelligent which we love in getting to know our favorite athletes. 

We at BHL applaud these ladies for following through on their dreams & making sure black women continue to be represented in a positive light in entertainment. 

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About The Author:

Ashley Dior Jones is a host & writer at Afterbuzz TV & Black Hollywood Live. She is a southern belle loving life in the City of Angels- obsessed with all things beauty, fashion & culture.

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