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 (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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