Black and brown men are truly epic. They shape the notion of "cool" for their entire world with their talk and style of dress.
While some become NBA All-Stars, others set precedents in the courtroom. With President Barack Obama at the forefront, they are even becoming leaders of the free world. But when you turn on the news, or you scroll through Twitter, a different story is painted. Stories of men, and even boys as young as 13 years old, being slain by brute police force. Memes highlight the worst of character, while there is just so much more to the lives we see caricatured.
We love and appreciate the black and brown men in our lives, as well as the ones that make us swoon as they steam up our screens, make us move to their beats, and make us so proud.
Enjoy five minutes in heaven scrolling through photos of some of our favorite sexy black and brown men.
2. Colin Kaepernick
We love a woke bae. Colin Kaepernick was already a standout on the San Francisco 49ers, but it's his activism that makes him sexy. The quarterback has taken heat for taking a knee to honor Black and brown victims of police gun violence, and stirred up pride at a fever pitch among his peers and fans who support him.
3. Michael Ealy
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Hello, old blue eyes. Any time with the Secrets and Lies star would be heavenly.
One of the most prolific voices in hip-hop, Common is not only a beautiful man, but the way he uplifts women in his verses makes you feel like a queen.
5. Omari Hardwick
Ghost fans will have to wait until next summer to see more of Omari Hardwick on Power. Until then, swoon over his activism and advocacy for domestic violence survivors.
6. Morris Chestnut
We've been day one fans of Morris Chestnut, and he just keeps getting with time!
7. Dwayne Johnson
He may play a sports agent on Ballers these days, but we're living for his soft side. His photos with his baby daughter on Instagram will give you all the feels.
Usher has been #MCM status since middle school.
Wheelchair Jimmy is long gone. When Drake debuted the hard body on Instagram, he went from boy to man.
10. Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr.
The New York Giants wide receiver won hearts with that boyish smile and one-handed touchdowns.
11. Idris Elba
His smoldering good lucks and sexy accent are the stuff of daydreams!
12. Romeo Santos
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The King of Bachata and newly minted ROC Nation Latin boss makes us proud, and his smile makes us weak.
This Colombian singer is heating up the radio and hearts with his irresistible hits.
14. Nicky Jam
This hottie Boricua keeps it sexy with his reggaeton beats.
15. Laz Alonso
With leading star good looks, Laz Alonso has been a Prince Charming on the big screen for years.
16. Lance Gross
With chocolate skin and a bright smile, Lance Gross is a modern day Prince Charming.
17. Nathan Owens
A tall, dark and handsome underwear model... this is not a drill.
18. Jesse Williams
Jesse Williams stole our hearts at the BET Awards when he stood up for Black and brown lives. Woke and gorgeous is seriously the best combination.
19. Boris Kodjoe
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Boris Kodjoe speaks multiple languages, and absolutely adores his life. What's not to love?
20. Victor Cruz
Wepa! The famed NY Giants wide receiver is back after missing two seasons due to injury. We're so happy to see his sexy salsa back on the field.
21. Carmelo Anthony
It's incredible to watch Melo transition from NBA megastar, to a role model with a message of activism. He keeps making us proud.
22. Al Horford
He keeps courtside looking sexy.
23. Stephen Curry
The NBA Champion is role model on and off the court. And who can resist his adorable family?
24. Victor Rasuk
You won't miss this cutie in 50 Shades of Grey.
25. Mack Wilds
This Dominican triple-threat has boyish good looks and incredible talent.
26. Robinson Cano
The New York Mets player makes the outfield look so good.
27. Chris Brown
He may be in the headlines for his bad boy behavior, but we can't deny his talent.
28. Dwyane Wade
He's an NBA champ, in any city.
29. The Game
Good girls just can't resist tatted-up bad boys.
The godson of Queensbridge is the epitome of sexy.