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    Missy Elliott Had An Amazing Week, And So Did These 9 Other People

    What a week!


    1. Missy Elliott will be the first female rapper to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music.

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    Congrats, Dr. Elliott! You "worked it," alright!

    2. Shirley Chisholm, Billie Holiday, and Elizabeth Jennings will all be commemorated with statues in New York City.

    3. Congrats to Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corely for tying the knot!

    4. The Stephen and Ayesha Curry Foundation announced a new scholarship for girls interested in pursuing STEM.

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    Look at the Curries, doing amazing things. Love it!

    5. Vinessa Antoine is the first Canadian black woman to play a lead role in a Canadian primetime drama.

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    She's the star of Diggstown, a show that follows Marcie Diggs, a lawyer who's living in the aftermath of her beloved aunt's suicide. Can't wait to check this show out!

    6. Lupita Nyong'o is serving us avant-garde realness on the cover of Porter Magazine this month.

    She truly is a vision to behold.

    7. Issa Rae is out here slaying™ on this month's edition of Women's Health Magazine.

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    She looks radiant!

    8. Samuel L. Jackson is looking quite debonair on the cover of this month's Esquire.

    9. Shoutout to Morgan Cooper, the visionary behind this fan-made trailer of a modern-day Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, for taking the internet by STORM.

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    This looked so cool. I want it to be real!

    10. Finally, our favorite podcast hosts, Kid Fury and Crissle West of The Read, just inked a deal with Fuse TV!

    What a beautiful week filled with amazing excellence! Tune in next week for more!

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