These 25 Images Celebrating Black Love Will Melt Your Heart – Okay Africa Black love is all encompassing. It means brown skinned boys playing happily in the street, sistas in all shades hanging out and enjoying each other’s energy and beauty, romantic couples kissing in the quiet of their homes.


It’s two friends who never tire of the other’s company, a mother feeding her child the milk from her breast, a father teaching his daughter how to ride a bike. Grandparents who are still in love, a man who speaks up when he sees a fellow black woman get disrespected by another person—even though he doesn’t know her name.

Black love is unity, strength, empowerment, perseverance, joy and enamor, despite existing in a world that’s told us our skin is unlovable and unworthy. It is an inspiring, empowering and affirming declaration that we will hold one another up, even when the world puts us down.

It is even more exciting when art, music and photography captures the beauty of black love. Take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking images below that display black love in various degrees. You’ll probably feel inspired to have a photoshoot of your own.

Bill and jena.

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Day 2 @afropunk Black love ❤️ #AFROPUNKBK2016 #afropunkfest #afropunk2016

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Stunning! Fro @ayanaiman and her Beau @primo_supremo 😍💛😍

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Stunning! Beau @pharaohblake and his Fro @pierr.e! 🌸☺️💛

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Always by my side 😘❤️️

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