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12 Moments Of Black Excellence You Might Have Missed This Week

We've done nothing to deserve Idris Elba.


1. Idris Elba ~slayed~ on the cover of this month's issue of Vanity Fair.

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What a handsome man with interesting things to say.

2. Lena Waithe dropped the trailer for her and Melina Matsoukas's new movie, Queen & Slim.

3. The trailer for the new Charlie's Angels, starring Ella Balinska and Djimon Hounsou, dropped this week.


The Angels are back, babyyy. Can't wait for this one!

4. The trailer for Black and Blue, starring Naomi Harris and Tyrese, dropped this week.

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So much good content is coming down the pipeline!

5. Mary J. Blige and her company Blue Butterfly productions inked a first-look television deal with Lionsgate.

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I cannot wait to see what projects come from this! You go, MJB!

6. Serena Williams became the second black female tennis player to get her own Wheaties box.

7. Rapper Stormzy made history as the first black British solo act to headline the Glastonbury.

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What an amazing accomplishment, Stormzy! I know you're gonna rock your set.

8. Rapper Meek Mill announced that he is now a co-owner in the athletic hat company, Lids.

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Keep on making them money moves, Meek!

9. Pharrell Williams promised internships to the Promise Academy in Harlem's graduating class of 2019.

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“It’s one thing to be ‘woke,’ another to be awake, leaned in and engaged,” Pharrell said in his commencement speech. Wow, way to practice what you preach, Pharrell. Amazing work!

10. Elijah Rutland, who created the viral "Black Rolf" meme from Ed, Edd, and Eddy, just landed a coveted animation internship with Netflix to work on a new show.

11. Model Aaron Philip graced the cover of the pride issue of Paper Magazine.

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Oh, did I mention she was interviewed by Naomi Campbell? Two legends, one magazine.

12. Finally, congrats to all the winners at the 2019 BET Awards.

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So well deserved.

What a great week! Tune in next week for more!