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9 Moments Of Black Excellence You Might Have Missed This Week

What an amazing week!

1. Congrats to First Lieutenant Andrea Lewis for being the first black female pilot in the Georgia Air National Guard.

Fly high, Lieutenant!

2. A street in Chicago was renamed after Ida B. Wells!

She's the first black female historical figure getting this honor in Chicago. What an amazing way to remember such a legend!

3. North Carolina A&T's Kayla White broke the world record for the fastest indoor 200-meter!

I can barely run 200 meters, let alone break the record for it! Keep on killing it, Kayla!

4. Cheri Beasley became the first black woman to be chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

I salute you, chief!

5. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was sworn in as California's first Surgeon General.

The first ever! Amazing. Congrats, Doctor!

6. Tracy Clayton is taking her talents to Netflix' Strong Black Lead with a new podcast, "Strong Black Legends"!

Congrats to Tracy, who used to work at BuzzFeed on Another Round. Excited to give your new show a listen!

7. Gabrielle Union is going to star and produce the film adaptation of Coffee Will Make You Black.

Monica Schipper / Getty Images, Open Road Media

Octavia Spencer will also be producing this film. There isn't a release date yet, but I am very excited for this movie to come out!

8. Octavia Spencer is starring in a new psychologial thriller, Ma.


The trailer looks terrifying, but I will watch for Octavia!

9. Finally, congrats to all the NAACP Image Award nominees!!


Honestly, I'm rooting for everyone, so it'll be a good show!

My, oh my. What an amazing week! Tune in next week for more!

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