Happy New Year! 2016 was no walk in the park for anyone. It was a pretty rough year for everyone, but for one group it was a magical year—black women! That’s right. Through all the challenges and surprises of 2016, it was one of the best years for black girl magic! We decided to create this list of some of our favorite black girl magic moments of 2016. Check it out below and share!

1 Beyonce Shut Down the Super Bowl

2. Beyonce unveiled LEMONADE

3. The Great 8 – Eight Black Women who Graduated with Ph.D.’s from Indiana University School of Education 

4. Black Women are the Fastest-Growing Group of Entrepreneurs 

5. Issa Rae Makes Us a Little Insecure

6. Black, Pretty and Strong Miss USA

7. Simone Biles and Simone Manual Slays at the Olympics

8. Queen Sugar Delivers Visual Brilliance & a Powerful Story 

9. Williams Sisters Shut Down at Wimbledon

10. Taraji P. Henson Brings Cookie to the Golden Globes

11. Solange Gave Us “A Seat at the Table”

12. Gabby Douglas Gets Her Own Barbie

13. Kerry Washington, Taraji and Mary J Blige Dip Apple in Melanin

14. Michelle Obama Reminded Us “When They Go Low, We Go High”

What were some of your favorite black girl magic moments? Share them below!