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Jay-Z, Rihanna, And Serena Williams All Made History This Week, Along With 6 Other Moments Of Black Excellence

They deserve ALL the coin!


1. Jay-Z became the first billionaire rapper!

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All hail, Hov! All those years of hard work really ~paid~ off.

2. Also in money news, Rihanna became the wealthiest female in music.

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Her net worth is at an estimated $600 million and Rihanna is worth at LEAST that. Plus tax!

3. More money news! Serena Williams became the first athlete on Forbes' list of the world's richest self-made women.

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4. Beauty YouTuber Jackie Aina graced the cover of Essence magazine this month.


Simply sublime.

5. HTGAWM's Aja Naomi King and Empire's Trai Byers announced they were starring in the upcoming historical drama, The 24th.

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The series will be based on the true story of the all-black 24th United States Infantry Regiment and their part in the Houston Riot of 1917. Sign me up for this show!

6. Zoe Kravitz smized like a goddess on the cover of British Vogue.


Words cannot describe this woman's beauty.

7. Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre, graced the cover of British Vogue's Bridal Issue.

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Cheers to the happy couple!

8. Michael B. Jordan announced that he's ALSO the face of Coach fragrances, in addition to Coach for Men.

9. Finally, Lil Nas X killed it on the cover of Teen Vogue.

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Neigh on, playa! Congrats on this huge accomplishment!

What a week filled with riches and magazine covers! Tune in next week for more excellence.