Well we’ve come to the final day of Black History Month, as usual, that was quick.
And since it’s the last day of our favorite month—and tomorrow marks the first day of Women’s History Month—I’m going to celebrate the sisters today.
But not the usual beautiful matriarchs we customarily celebrate this time of the year—Sojourner, Harriet, Rosa, Fannie.
Of course, they deserve all the attention and love we give them, but I want to use this opportunity to talk about some young females you may or may not know about.
Let’s start with the most obvious choice, talented, nine year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis. Of course, she’s already made history, being the youngest actress ever nominated for an Oscar.
But let’s move to some movers and shakers you may not know.
Carmen Murray is the CEO and Founder of Title 9 Productions, an entertainment company focused on artist development, management, music and television production.
One of the industry’s most sought after executives, Carmen was a 2011 Billboard Women in Music nominee who discovered two-time GRAMMY award winner Melanie Fiona.
Wayetu Moore is CEO of One Moore Book, a publisher and distributor of children’s books to countries with low literacy rates… The Liberian-born Moore is also a writer of children’s books and was recently featured on NPR and selected as one of BET.com’s 20 ‘Blacks on the Brink of Greatness’
Dr. Oneeka Williams is a prominent Boston surgeon who grew up loving science and writing…Williams has recently written a children’s book to inspire our youth towards science and medicine with the young character, “Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo, Super Surgeon on the Go”. Check her out at drdeedeedynamo.com.
Seven year-old Zora Ball became the youngest person to create a full version of a mobile video game app, “The Brainy Ball”, from Philadelphia’s Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, learned computer programming in an after-school program.
And of course a favorite of mine, Ava DuVernay, the first black woman named Best Director at last year’s Sundance Film Festival for her film “Middle of Nowhere”. DuVernay is an active champion of independent black film and her group, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, is telling our stories – the ones that Hollywood doesn’t tell…
So these sisters are doing it, and we should keep an eye on these black history-makers of today and tomorrow.
I’ll leave you with these words from Oprah Winfrey that speak to claiming your own power to make history:
“Start embracing the life that is calling you. Find your calling—know what sparks the light in you so you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.”
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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