DeWanda Wise Cassius

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It’s that time of the year! We’re closing out 2017 by celebrating the best of the best.

First up, HelloBeautiful is wrapping up some of the best (and dopest) magazine covers of 2017 that showcased our favorite Black celebs. Look who made the cut!

BEAUTIES: Did we forget anyone? Let us know!

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1. DeWanda Wise For Cassius

DeWanda Wise For Cassius

The “She’s Gotta Have It” star is serving up serious face and sexiness in the November issue of our brother pub Cassius.

2. Colin Kaepernick For GQ

We love to see Kap channeling his inner Black Panther all while accepting the Citizen Of The Year Award. Well deserved!

4. Mahershala Ali For GQ

Giving us all the summer vibes, we wouldn’t mind basking in the sun with the Oscar winner.

7. Rihanna For Vogue Arabia

Not only is she the queen of the beauty world with her Fenty line, but she’s also ruling this cover of Vogue Arabia. BOW DOWN!

10. Solange For Interview

The “Seat At The Table” songstress looks like a goddess on the cover of Interview.

11. Tracee Ellis Ross For Health

It’s hard to believe that the “black-ish” star and Golden Globe winner is 44! She is giving us serious body goals!

12. Serena Williams For Vanity Fair

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The then-mother-to-be put her baby bump all the way out there for Vanity Fair–and the end result was stunning.

13. Cardi B For Rolling Stone

Not only is the “Bodak Yellow” rapper hot, so is her budding music career. If anyone had a glowup in 2017, it was definitely her!

14. Winnie Harlow For Glamour UK

The supermodel looks beautiful on the cover of Glamour UK! We see you Winnie!

15. Idris Elba For Essence

Idris is the Zaddy of the Year on this Essence cover! Don’t @ us on that one!

17. Zoe Kravitz For Allure

The “Big Little Lies” actress looks touched by heaven in this stunning Allure cover.

18. Zendaya For Vogue

This may be Zendaya’s first Vogue cover, but she looks like a seasoned pro! Strike a pose mama!

19. Viola Davis For Time

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I made the 2017 #TIME100 list! (Link in bio)

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It’s no secret that the Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner is one of the most influential people of the world. We been knowing!