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Photo courtesy Artesha Crews

Photo courtesy Artesha Crews

When most little girls are turning six, they want the perfect party complete with their best friends, their favorite cartoon/Disney princess characters, and their favorite cake, ice cream, and other treats. Not so for Armani Crews.

Crews, who turned 6 on March 5, wanted to celebrate her birthday in an unusual way; she wanted to show love to the less fortunate. 

peaches goldingPeaches Golding OBE, 64, has made history in England by becoming the first black female in the country to become a Lord Lieutenant.

Golding is the daughter of an American D-Day hero and civil rights campaigner, and was born in South Carolina. Prior to becoming the Lord Lieutenant, she was the first and only black person to take on the 1000-year-old role of High Sheriff of Bristol. As Lord Lieutenant, she will be the first to greet members of Britain’s Royal Family on official visits to Bristol, according to Bristol 24/7.

 

solange-20And the black girl magic continues…

Solange Knowles has landed the cover of Elle‘s March 2017 issue, and the slay is serious.

In the accompanying cover story, the younger Knowles star discusses growing up around one of the most popular girl groups of all time, Destiny’s Child, and the process of creating her hit album A Seat At the Table.

74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Season 74The 2017 Golden Globes are over, and quite a few black actors and actresses are wearing smiles this morning after coming off winners. We were watching, and celebrating right along with the winners.

Here are some of our favorite black girl/black boy magic moments of last night’s show.

 

solangeI am not the kind of writer that goes picking arguments with other writers, especially when those other writers are also black; however, I did see something recently that made me raise my eyebrows, and that had me completely disgusted.

I’ve always said that, at times, us black folk can be harder on each other than we are on people of other ethnicities. Sometimes we can be our own harshest critics, and that really makes me sad.

 

 

dt.common.streams.StreamServer.clsRemember when brave Bree Newsome got tired of looking at the Confederate Flag and tore it down? Well now there’s another equally brave black woman who is advocating for the permanent removal of the offensive reminder of oppression. That woman is actress Aunjanue Ellis.

The Quantico actress led the “Take it Down America” rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (Flag Day).

 

missusa6f-11-webAt Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant, a pageant during which judges saw fit to ask delegates questions dripping with politics (going as far as asking them for whom they were casting their vote in the upcoming US Presidential Elections), one woman’s black girl magic reigned supreme.

26-year old Deshauna Barber, an Army Reserve Officer hailing from the District of Columbia, was crowned Miss USA 2016.

 

 

 

Attica-ScottShe started out as the underdog at the Kentucky Democratic Primary, but Attica Scott is now a prime example of the old adage “The race is not always to the swift.”

She describes her win at the May 17 Kentucky Primary as “sweet,” and rightfully so, since, having no Republican challenger, she is now bound for the Kentucky House come January. Scott’s entrance into the Kentucky House is historic as well, in that it will mark the first time in 20 years that a black woman serves in the state’s legislature.

 

_mg_4033Just two months after parting ways with MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry has landed another major job-title: she’s about to become Editor-at-Large of Elle.com.

Elle is one of the first of several new jobs in media for the hard-working journalist.