Social media personalities provided levity during this insane year and there were a few we turned to regularly for laughs, entertainment, and positivity. Here are 11 of our favorite social media stars of 2016. We definitely recommend hitting follow.
"My family has no idea that I am into girls and I am terrified that they will disown me." Abiola to the rescue!
The proud dad sent a heartfelt message to his baby girl, who he says redefined his idea of love.
The currently incarcerated former RHOA star blasted his fiance's ex-husband on Instagram for owing eight months worth of unpaid child support. Our Slayed or Shade panelists weigh in.
Sometimes, you need a laugh to get through the tears.
The super private first-time mom gave us a glimpse of her new baby girl.
Whether we’ve already done the big chop, contemplated it, or are well into our natural hair journey, we’re all constantly looking for some hair-spiration. Some of these beauties fill our Instagram-feed with curls. Others prefer to blog their journey or make YouTube tutorials, but they all have one thing in common: their curls are always popping. Some of these women have documented their journey for years, and we’ve witnessed not only their hair growth, but the growth of their careers and families, too. Others are fairly new to the curly hair community, but we love them just the same. From tight ringlets, to loose corkscrew curls and ‘fros, here are 12 curly girls you should be following.
We still don’t know when the singer-actress tied the knot with Iman Shumpert, but we’re here for it.
DJ Khaled is facing backlash for sharing his son’s birth on Snapchat.
It truly deserves a standing ovation.
Shirlene Quigley was reported missing after sending a cryptic message to friends.
Beauty girls know that Halloween is a prime time to flex those makeup skills. Each year, we're taken aback by just how much can be accomplished with our beauty stash. With just a few swipes of shadow or liner, you can transform into just about anything without changing your wardrobe. From your standard cat or vampire to something truly unique, there's no need for a costume if you're serving face that onlookers can't stop obsessing over. As with any other momentous occasion, the Internet is full of inspiration for those who need a little motivation to step outside the box. These beautiful black women are equal parts spooky and fabulous.
We're so here for a Gladys Knight biopic.
When it comes to hair inspiration, one of the first places we look is Instagram. And if we're being honest, celebrity accounts take priority. With stylists and sometimes, an entire glam squad, at their beckon call, it can be hard to deny the level of hair goals being achieved on a daily basis. Of all the A-list beauties we look to for styling ideas, Gabrielle Union is definitely on top of our list. The ESSENCE November 2016 cover star is constantly letting us in on her most beautiful mane moments and never disappoints. From micro braids to bobs and loose waves, the 'Being Mary Jane' star has slayed in just about every kind of look. Need proof? Check out our favorite Insta-hair moments below.
The 29-year-old gave birth two weeks ago and she's already back to her slaying ways!
AJ Johnson and Tisha Campbell Recreating Their Iconic 'House Party' Dance Scene Is An Epic Flashback Moment
Sidney and Sharane, best friends forever.