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23 Of The Most Inspiring Black Girl Magic Moments Of 2017

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23 Of The Most Inspiring Black Girl Magic Moments Of 2017

Queens deserved to be celebrated.

Once again, we’re nearing the end of a year where entirely too much went down.

As always, black women have continued to showcase the magic despite all attempts to stifle it. This year has been rough, but the magic that black women continue to exude is limitless, and quite frankly, it’s hard to keep up. As a way to celebrate and recognize greatness, here are 23 of the most inspiring black girl magic moments that impacted culture in a significant way this year:

1. Lena Waithe earned a historic Emmy win

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2017 was the first time that a black woman won an Emmy for comedy writing. Lena Waithe made history winning an Emmy as a co-writer for the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari. The acclaimed episode models Waithe’s own experience of coming out as a lesbian. If you haven’t already seen the episode, it’s a powerful one.

2. Beyonce announced she was having TWINS

“World stop…carry on!” – Beyoncé

And stopped is what it did. When Beyoncé made the announcement that she and Jay were expecting twins, the Internet flocked to the photo making it the most liked picture of 2017. So far 11.2 Million people joined in the excitement. Sir Carter and Rumi are now here and we’re awaiting a full family photo including big sis Blue Ivy.

3. Maxine Waters went viral for reclaiming her time

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Maxine Waters set the mantra of 2017 when she told Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that she would be reclaiming her time. He tried it with stalling his answer regarding President Trump’s financial ties to Russian banks. Waters quickly shut it down letting everyone know that when you’re on her time, she has the right to reclaim it. The video of the verbal exchange has since gone viral because quite frankly, it’s a mood, a vibe, and a lifestyle.

4. Rihanna saw stellar success with the launch of Fenty Beauty

For years, black women have been asking beauty brands to include us — and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, which debuted in September with 40 shades of foundation along with highlighters, concealers, lip gloss and makeup tools, did just that. The brand earned more than $72 Million in media value in one month and has since expanded. She has the makeup world shook. Rightfully so.

5. Keisha Lance Bottoms was elected mayor of Atlanta

Keisha Lance Bottoms won the race for Atlanta mayor on December 5th. Unfortunately, her opponent refused to lose gracefully and concede, demanding a recount. However, after a recount, results show that Bottoms won by a margin. While Bottoms is currently facing criticism for her priority to build up the police force in Atlanta, it was still an inspiring moment for black women in politics.

6. Vi Lyles became Charlotte’s first Black female mayor

Vi Lyles is a proud Charlotte native and the city’s first black female mayor. The 66-year-old spent three decades in city hall as a budget official and as assistant city manager. She landed a 58 percent victory after being described as “one of the least political politicians.”

“With this opportunity you’ve given me, you’ve proven that we are a city of opportunity and inclusiveness,” Lyles told supporters at Park Expo off Independence Boulevard after her victory. “You’ve proven that a woman whose father didn’t graduate from high school can become this city’s first female African-American mayor.”

7. Andrea Jenkins became the first openly black woman elected to public office

More history being made tonight as Andrea Jenkins (@andreaforward8) wins her bid for Minneapolis City Council, becoming the first out Black trans woman elected to public office in America! That makes two victories for transgender candidates tonight! pic.twitter.com/UXolI1SOAE

Andrea Jenkins made history as the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the United States. This is not to forget Althea Garrison, the first openly trans-state legislator although she was outed against her will. Jenkins was elected to Minneapolis City Council winning 73 percent of the vote in the eighth ward.

“Transgender people have been here forever, and black transgender people have been here forever,” Jenkins told The Washington Post after her election night win. “I’m really proud to have achieved that status, and I look forward to more …

 

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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