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  • Happy 23rd birthday, #MikeBrown! You may have never gotten a chance to realize your potential, but there can be no doubt that you & your family have changed the world. #RIP🙏🏾
  • Happy 23rd birthday, #mikebrown! You may have never gotten a chance to realize your potential, but there can be no doubt that you & your family have changed the world. #rip🙏🏾
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  • This moment in history has been brought to you by, #BlackGirlMagic. @lightfootforchi is officially the 56th mayor of Chicago. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for everything Mayor Lightfoot had to say about becoming the city’s first African-American & openly gay female mayor. (📷: Getty)
  • This moment in history has been brought to you by, #blackgirlmagic. @lightfootforchi is officially the 56th mayor of Chicago. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for everything Mayor Lightfoot had to say about becoming the city’s first African-American & openly gay female mayor. (📷: Getty)
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  • “What’s meant for you is meant for you, and what isn’t isn’t. But that doesn’t mean you don’t work towards things.” Sometimes we forget @yarashahidi is only 19-years-old because the wisdom is undeniable. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for @corimurray & @charlipenn’s latest episode of the #YesGirlPodcast, featuring a star who has definitely been here before.
  • “What’s meant for you is meant for you, and what isn’t isn’t. But that doesn’t mean you don’t work towards things.” Sometimes we forget @yarashahidi is only 19-years-old because the wisdom is undeniable. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for @corimurray & @charlipenn’s latest episode of the #yesgirlpodcast, featuring a star who has definitely been here before.
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  • That's Dr. Angela Bassett to you! Hit the 🔗 in our bio for more on Angela Bassett’s well deserved Morehouse honorary degree. (📷: @im.angelabassett / @morehouse1867)
  • That's Dr. Angela Bassett to you! Hit the 🔗 in our bio for more on Angela Bassett’s well deserved Morehouse honorary degree. (📷: @im.angelabassett / @morehouse1867)
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  • Not only is today the one year anniversary of the #RoyalWedding; it’s also the one year anniversary of Meghan Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, pulling up to the biggest wedding of the year rocking her locs & sporting a nose ring. 🙌🏾 (📷: Getty)
  • Not only is today the one year anniversary of the #royalwedding; it’s also the one year anniversary of Meghan Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, pulling up to the biggest wedding of the year rocking her locs & sporting a nose ring. 🙌🏾 (📷: Getty)
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  • Well done, @robertfredericksmith 👨🏾‍🎓! @morehouse1867 alumni, will you be accepting Robert’s challenge to clear debt for future generations? Hit the 🔗 in our bio for more on this revolutionary act of charity. (📷: @robertfredericksmith ) P.S. What are we calling this challenge 👇🏿?
  • Well done, @robertfredericksmith 👨🏾‍🎓! @morehouse1867 alumni, will you be accepting Robert’s challenge to clear debt for future generations? Hit the 🔗 in our bio for more on this revolutionary act of charity. (📷: @robertfredericksmith ) P.S. What are we calling this challenge 👇🏿?
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  • ”Im for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.” Happy Birthday, Malcolm X ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿. (📷: Getty)
  • ”Im for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.” Happy Birthday, Malcolm X ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿. (📷: Getty)
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  • “All of these things have happened in the way they have because I’m a Black woman. I’m not going to just drop that. I’m still living in the world of dance as a Black woman. It’s just always been important for me to be able to say it so that younger people can look at me and be able to see themselves through me. It’s shaped all of who I am.” There can be no doubt that @mistyonpointe is fulfilling her purpose and her trip to Kingston, Jamaica is proof. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for more from the iconic dancer. (📷: ESSENCE September, 2015 @dennisleupold )
  • “All of these things have happened in the way they have because I’m a Black woman. I’m not going to just drop that. I’m still living in the world of dance as a Black woman. It’s just always been important for me to be able to say it so that younger people can look at me and be able to see themselves through me. It’s shaped all of who I am.” There can be no doubt that @mistyonpointe is fulfilling her purpose and her trip to Kingston, Jamaica is proof. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for more from the iconic dancer. (📷: ESSENCE September, 2015 @dennisleupold )
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  • Some people wait until marriage to consummate their love. Kareem & Sandy took it one step further and waited until they said, “I do,” for their first kiss. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for a union that is equal parts love & devotion. (📷: @stanlophotography )
  • Some people wait until marriage to consummate their love. Kareem & Sandy took it one step further and waited until they said, “I do,” for their first kiss. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for a union that is equal parts love & devotion. (📷: @stanlophotography )
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  • Who raised y'all? In our latest #OverExplainer @thedanielleyoung is trying to get to the bottom of these suspect hygiene practices, after far too many people (20% of those polled) said they didn’t wash their legs 🥴. Jesus, be a loofah!
  • Who raised y'all? In our latest #overexplainer @thedanielleyoung is trying to get to the bottom of these suspect hygiene practices, after far too many people (20% of those polled) said they didn’t wash their legs 🥴. Jesus, be a loofah!
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  • “We felt forgotten about, and then we got on that Essence stage in front of all those people going, ‘aahhh.’ It was like, ok, this song was really that big. I think we forget sometimes.” Listen, when the vocals are real, so is the love. Hit the 🔗in our bio for more from our latest #YesGirlPodcast featuring the ladies of @officialswv.
  • “We felt forgotten about, and then we got on that Essence stage in front of all those people going, ‘aahhh.’ It was like, ok, this song was really that big. I think we forget sometimes.” Listen, when the vocals are real, so is the love. Hit the 🔗in our bio for more from our latest #yesgirlpodcast featuring the ladies of @officialswv.
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  • @trevorjackson5 reveals he was once told after an audition that there's only room for one Black lead: "Things like that happen all the time." Tap the 🔗in bio for more.
  • @trevorjackson5 reveals he was once told after an audition that there's only room for one Black lead: "Things like that happen all the time." Tap the 🔗in bio for more.
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