Tag: black girl magic

MIT Elects Its 1st Black Woman Student Body President in the School’s 159-Year History

Photo: Stan Honda (AFP/Getty Images) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology just crossed a major diversity milestone by electing its first black woman student body president in the school’s 159-year history. Advertisement Earlier this month, MIT’s Undergraduate Association announced sophomore mechanical engineering major Danielle Geathers as the winner of the institute’s “first contested UA presidential election […]

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Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea Celebrates the Girl Power That Launched Two Political Powerhouses

Kamala Harris, right, is inaugurated as attorney general as her sister, Maya Harris, center, applauds on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.Photo: Anne Chadwick Williams (AP Photo) It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live on The Root Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is a consistent presence in our news cycle, currently due to being considered a frontrunner among […]

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‘An Absolute Honor’: Howard Alum Makes History as 1st Black Female Officer for the Air Force Thunderbirds

Screenshot: NBC News 4 The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds recently made history by adding the first black female officer to its ranks. Advertisement According to NBC 4, Captain Reemashay Nelson is currently in her first season with the Thunderbirds—the Air Force’s renowned demonstration squadron known for performing aerobatic formation shows in the U.S. and much […]

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L’Oreal’s Newest Spokesperson Is a Women’s Rights Activist Who Was Nominated for a Whole Nobel Peace Prize

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for Time) In most cases, being named a L’Oréal Paris spokesperson would be quite the glow-up for the honoree—the French cosmetics company has built up an impressive and diverse roster of celebrities to represent it over the years. But take a casual glance through the resume of Jaha Dukureh, a […]

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Meet Magnolia, Gerber’s New Spokesbaby

Magnolia EarlPhoto: PRNewsfoto/Gerber Magnolia Earl has a lot to celebrate: she is the winner of Gerber’s 2020 Photo Search contest and also turns one-year-old today. Advertisement We’re not surprised that the baby food brand was won over by this cherubic cutie pie’s adorably gummy smile and fabulous head wrap game. Magnolia was chosen out of […]

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Still Leah Strong: Former NFL Lineman Devon Still Celebrates 5 Years of Daughter Being Cancer-Free: ‘It’s Just a Blessing’

Photo: Still Strong Foundation Former NFL lineman Devon Still has a lot to be thankful for. He has a beautiful family, he retired from professional football with his health intact, and he’s flourished in his second career as a peak performance coach and motivational speaker. But of every blessing in his life, he’s most grateful […]

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Black and Beautiful: Michelle Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith, Laverne Cox and More Rally Around 4-Year-Old Who Called Herself ‘Ugly’

Screenshot: lilwavedaddy (Instagram ) This past week, 4-year-old Ariyonna learned a lesson not just in her beauty, but the beauty in her community. The young girl became the center of attention last week after a video of her saying “I’m so ugly,” as she was getting her hair done went viral. Shabria, the Atlanta-based hairstylist […]

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Black Lives Matter Founders Grace Cover of Time 100 Women of The Year Issue

Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi grace the cover of Time 100 Women commemorating the year 2013, when the hasthtag #BlackLivesMatter went viral. Photo: TIME Today is International Women’s Day and to commemorate the occasion, TIME magazine has released a special double issue featuring 100 covers of women who defined […]

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Common Believes That Black Women Are a Gift

It’s both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, which means it’s a perfect time to remind you all that the world would be lost without black women. Black women are the gift this world does not deserve and rapper/actor Common agrees with that fact. Common says black women are the “givers and creators of […]

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Your Friday Boost: Watch This UCLA Gymnast Crush Her Beyoncé ‘Homecoming’ Routine

Photo: AP Images At this point, we ought to be used to the women of UCLA’s Gymnastics squad going viral—who could forget Katelyn Ohashi’s perfect 10 routine from last year? Well, there’s room at the top if you’re a Bruin, a fact gymnast Nia Dennis proved with this routine (which is likely sweeping through your […]

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