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Regina King Had A Fabulous Week, And So Did These 9 Other People

Regina King and Queen!


1. Regina King inked a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix.

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YAAASSS! There are no details about what Regina King — and queen — is going to bring Netflix, but I know it's gonna be good.

2. Congrats to Idris Elba and Sabrina Howre for tying the knot!

3. Empire has been renewed for a sixth season!


And the drama continues. Congrats to the cast!

4. Gina Torres announced her new series, Pearson, which premieres on July 17!

5. Lena Waithe's The Chi has been renewed for a third season!

6. Jeremy Pope received two Tony nominations THIS SEASON for his roles in Choir Boy and Ain't Too Proud.

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Jeremy is the sixth actor in Tony history to be nominated for two Tony awards in the same year. You go, Jeremy!

7. Black-ish was renewed for a sixth season and also...

8. ...Mixed-ish, the spinoff about Bow's childhood, was picked up by ABC!

9. Halima Aden became the first model to wear a hijab and birkini in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

10. Last but not least, congrats to our newly crowned national pageant queens: Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris, and Miss America Nia Franklin.

The is the first time in HISTORY all three honors have been held by black women. Now, THAT'S what I call Black Girl Magic. Such style, such grace, they're Misses United States.

Whew chile, what a week of beautiful achievements. Tune in next week for more!

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