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Black Don't Crack

Have you ever heard the expression "black don't crack"? Take a look at these beautiful, black women over the age of 40.

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    Halle Berry, 46, is probably one of the first women that comes to mind when picturing gorgeous women over 40 - regardless of race.

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    Taraji P. Henson, 43, has every reason to be all smiles!

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    Gabrielle Union eased into her 40s this year; she looks more like 30!

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    The British actress Thandie Newton, turned 40 this year, but her sweater says it all...

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    Vanessa Williams is vibrant at 49.

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    Favorite TV mom Phylicia Rashad is 64.

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    Did you know Vivica A. Fox, 48, once dated 50 Cent? An 11 year age difference might qualify her as a "cougar"; go Vivica!

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    Victoria Rowell, 53, is best known for being on Young and the Restless and Diagnosis: Murder. She sure is looking young and well rested!

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    Is it any surprise Oprah is on this list? The TV Queen is 59!

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    The youngest Jackson sibling is now 46, but she doesn't look it. Wow.

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    One of Tisha Campbell's early roles was in the film version of Little Shop of Horrors at age 18. Campbell is now 44, and is a TV veteran, probably best known for her roles on "Martin", "My Wife and Kids" and the House Party franchise.

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    Oscar winner Mo'Nique is looking glamorous at 45.

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    Newscaster Robin Roberts who is 52, has successfully undergone a bone marrow transplant for a rare blood disorder and is also a breast cancer survivor. Her youthful in appearance is inspiring!

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    The half Nigerian half English singer, Sade, is still killing it at 54.

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    Believe it or not, Mariah's 42.

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    Decades after being referred to as the "most hated woman in America" during her tumultuous marriage to Mike Tyson, things seem peaceful for Robin Givens, 48. Givens continues to act, wrote a memoir and, and her striking model looks are still intact.

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    Some of today’s beloved actors and actresses such as Rosario Dawson, Mekhi Phifer, and Donald Faison can attribute the launch of their successful careers to the vision of entertainment executive Tracey Edmonds, 43, who recognized their budding star power.

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    At 42, Queen Latifah is still Big, Blonde, and Beautiful.

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    Sheryl Lee Ralph, 56, originated Beyonce's role in "Dreamgirls" in the early 80s. Today Ralph still looks pretty fierce.

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    The elegant Diahann Carroll, 77, was the one of first African American actresses to star in her own TV series - 1968's "Julia".

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    R&B and Jazz singer Chante Moore is 46.

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    CeCe Winans, of the classic gospel family, will be turning 48 on October 8th. Did you know Winans is godmother to Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina?

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    Did you know reality star and actress LisaRaye McCoy, 45, is half sister of Da Brat?

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    Salli Richardson, 45, starred opposite Will Smith in I Am Legend.

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    Having conquered addiction issues that plagued the early part of her career, Natalie Cole, at 63, is in better shape than she was in her youth! Go Natalie!

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    Holly Robinson Peete, 48, got her start in a small role on "Sesame Street" alongside her father Matt Robinson, the original "Gordon".

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    Niecy Nash, 42, has a serious side to her effervescent presence on "Reno 911!", "Clean House" and "Dancing with the Stars". She's the founder and spokeperson of M.A.V.I.S. (Mothers Against Violence In Schools).

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    Lively TV actress Wendy Robinson is 45.

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    Elise Neal, 46, has worked with directors as varied as Spielberg, DePalma and John Singleton.

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    Supermodel Naomi Campbell might have just turned 42, but she's as gorgeous as she was in her 90s heyday - as long as she's not throwing phones or wearing blood diamonds, right?

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    Toni Braxton turns 45 October 7th. Work it Toni!

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    Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 51. She is truly blessed!

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    Gayle King, 58, is Oprah's BFF and editor at large for O, Oprah's Magazine. King is slated to her own talk show on Oprah's OWN network and now added Good Morning America to her busy schedule.

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    Angela Bassett, still stunning at 54.

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    Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, 46, got her start as a fashion model, and returned to modeling at 40 in a nude pictorial in Playboy. If you got it flaunt it!

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    Viola Davis, 47, was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 for Doubt.

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    Kimberly Elise, 45, has won three NAACP Image Awards.

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    Lisa Gay Hamilton is 48. If you're a theater student at the CA Institute of the Arts, this actress could be your professor.

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    Tina Turner at 73 looks Simply The Best!

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    Stacey Dash, 46, has always looked much younger than she is. Did you know she was 28 when playing Alicia Silverstone's best friend, Dionne, in Clueless?

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