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The Most Badass Black Female Movie Heroines

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The Most Badass Black Female Movie Heroines


Red, Us (2019)

Simple, but downright terrifying to see walking down the street this Halloween. You’ll send shivers down the spines of anyone who braved Us in theaters in 2019, with the bonus of channeling the incredible Lupita Nyong’o using only a red jumpsuit.

KiKi Layne, If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Don’t be fooled by Tish Rivers’ calm and collected demeanor. Her soft speech-patterns hide a tough as nails interior, as she’s forced to confront the fact that her beloved Fonny (Stefan James) might never see justice. Pregnant and forced to fend for herself, she has to be strong for two. And she does, with grace, tenderness, and a resolve that should make her enemies tremble.

Shuri, Black Panther (2018)

Normally, being the little sister of the king in a movie is the equivalent of having very few lines and little screen time. This was not the case for Shuri (Letitia Wright) in Black Panther. Not only was she the Princess of Wakanda, she is their lead engineer. She spends hours in a lab developing new ways of …

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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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