Is it just me, or are we starting to see more and more mocha-dipped ladies making their way front and center on primetime TV? From Gabrielle Union on BET’s Being Mary Jane to Kerry Washington’s Scandalous comeback, brown women are making their way to leading roles on almost every primetime network. Let’s hope this isn’t a “here today, gone tomorrow” trend, and make it the standard by supporting all of our gorgeous Beautifully Brown ladies on TV. 

Here’s my list of who I’m checking out this season, and who’s been my Beautifully Brown girl crush for some time now. Share you favorites with me on Instagram and Twitter and let me know who you think should have been on this list! 

—Melanie Yvette Martin 

Melanie Yvette Martin is the Editorial Assistant and Beauty and Style contact for and a lover of all things beauty for brown women. Follow her on Instagram @melanieyvette and on Twitter @MsMelanieYvette.