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Best Black Girl Magic Moments of 2016

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…

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Uplift Leslie Jones with #LoveforLeslieJ

Leslie Jones is the star of the new Ghostbusters’ film, something that has been wildly celebrated as another black actress and role model fulfilling her dreams. But in the midst of this celebration, there has been a major cloud lingering around Leslie as the hate and bigotry of our country takes over once again. First Leslie was faced with an uncommon issue of not having a dress to wear to her own premiere. Not because she couldn’t find one she liked, but because no designer would make one for her….

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in Culture, LIFE, Uncategorized

Leslie Jones Shares Her Love for Whoopi Goldberg

  Embed from Getty Images Have you ever had a dream and you didn’t think it could ever come true? You didn’t think this because you never saw anyone like you doing it. Not a soul that looked like you, had your skin color, your hair, your nose or came from your neighborhood. Some may use that as a sense of motivation to be the first and others may see this a symbol of the impossible. However, what happens when for the first time you do see someone like you…

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Gabby Douglas Has Her Own Barbie

Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas is still setting records and breaking down barriers. In 2012, Gabby proved that she would be a role model for young girls for generations to come when she won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions at the Olympics. She was the first woman of color and the first African-American gymnast in the history of the Olympics to be named the all-around champion. Pretty amazing right?! Gabby is a true symbol and role model for girls and women everywhere that they can achieve their…

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell is Pregnant
in Culture, Feature, LIFE, Love, She's A Mom, Young and Married

Jurnee Smollett-Bell is Pregnant!

In 2010 Jurnee Smollett became Mrs. Jurnee Smollett-Bell when she married musician Josiah Bell. They planned their entire wedding together and enjoyed it! “We didn’t hire a wedding planner. Josiah and I literally decided every detail together,” she said. Now they have even bigger things to plan for because Jurnee is pregnant! The 29-year-old mom-to-be posted this adorable announcement on Instagram of herself and her husband admiring her baby bump. He+Me+Baby= Three. So in love with this beautiful blessing God has given us. #WeArePregnant!! ❤️❤️❤️ @josiahbell A photo posted by…

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Miss USA is a Pretty Strong Sista

Miss District of Columbia is our new Miss USA, and will be representing our country in the Miss Universe competition. Yes she is beautiful, but she’s more than just a pretty face. Deshauna Barber is the definition of black girl magic from her beauty, confidence, strength and humility, which is exactly why The Strength of SHE loves her too. In case you missed the boat, here’s why we love our new Miss USA and you should too. Deshauna is just as Tough as Any Man A photo posted by Deshauna…

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Mother of Color
in Feature, LIFE, SHE Series, She's A Mom

What It Means to Be A Mother of Color

As black women, we have many roles that we play, but one of the most rewarding and important titles we hold is—mom. As mothers of color, we are responsible for instilling culture, morals, identity and pride in our children for them to conquer the world with great confidence. While embedding this confidence in our seeds, we are also responsible for warning them of how the world may view and label them, but ensure that being themselves is good enough. Mothers of colors—we salute and celebrate you! Here’s what some of…

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The Importance of Black Representation in Higher Education Part 1

Just as our youth can learn a dance move in less than 5 minutes from their favorite celebrity, they can also follow a black individual in higher education! It shows them that they can do anything they want to do as long as they work hard to achieve their dream. In general, sometimes all it takes is a black individual in higher education to show another person that they have this same potential and more because of the added value of mentors. It also shows to the nation that black representatives can be present in any level of higher education.

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