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Black Folks Won Halloween 2017 With These Incredible Costumes

These folk took Halloween to the next level this year with this standout costumes.

Halloween might be over, but that doesn't mean we can't still revel in all of the outstanding costumes we saw this year—and there were many.

We were overwhelmed with the amount of clever, well-executed costumes that crossed our timelines over the past week. It seems as though every year, costumes get grander and more creative, and we're here for it. We're already thinking of ways that we can step our game up and perhaps "win" Halloween next year, like these folks did.

Below are some photos of the standout costumes from celebs and folks that tagged us on Instagram, and some corny commentary to go with them. Enjoy!


Mans is definitely not hot in this Big Shaq costume.

Jackie Aina and her boo can serve us up some "Good Burger" any day of the week

She's giving us the "Sweetest Taboo" with this classic Sade costume.

This genius costume, captures how much we all love Fenty Beauty

There must be some African Clovers in the atmosphere.

We have a serious "Love Jones" for this couple and their black love films-inspired costume.

This person got hella "breative" with this Insecure "bostume" (be sure to click through )

We wanna "rock with Solange all night" in this glowing MJ-inspired ensemble.

This Fresh Prince is our only sunshine.

Duckie Thot as a historically accurate Cleopatra

Evelyn from The Internets as Wednesday Adams' sister Black Friday, has us spooked out in the best way possible

We'd travel the world on a magic carpet with this stunning Princess Jasmine.

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When you're still not willing to let go of "Chewing Gum"

This Frieda Khalo deserves endless self-portraits.

You gotta love the Carters.

We want to paint with all the colors of the wind with this spot-on Pocahontas


This one just speaks for itself, honestly.



This adorable child "reclaiming her candy" as Aunty Maxine is simply everything.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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