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    10 Moments Of Black Excellence You Might Have Missed This Week

    What a great week for "Us," ammirite?

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    1. Us broke major records this week! Not only was it the biggest opening weekend EVER for an original horror film, it's the third biggest opening weekend for a horror of ALL TIME!

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    Don't get me wrong, I was scared shitless the entire time, but this movie was excellent! Make sure to catch this one in theaters if you haven't already!

    2. Speaking of Us, Lupita Nyong'o broke the record for the largest opening weekend for a film starring a black woman.

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    Congrats, Lupita! You, quite literally, killed it in this role.

    3. Issa Rae served us radiant goddess looks on the cover of Essence this month.

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    A vision in white. We stan a majestic queen!

    4. Gabrielle Union and her lil' bundle of joy, Kaavia Union Wade, were on the cover of Parents magazine this month.

    5. The much-anticipated teaser for Euphoria, an HBO series starring Zendaya and that's produced by Drake, is finally dropped!

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    The series follows a group of teens as they navigate the world of love, sex, drugs, relationships, friendships, and social media, all while on the road to self discovery. Sign me up! This is one series I cannot wait to watch.

    6. Sonequa Martin-Green joined the cast of the upcoming Space Jam 2!

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    She's reported to play LeBron's wife in the film. This movie is coming together! One day closer to it coming to theaters.

    7. Jordan Fisher joined the cast of the To All The Boys I've Loved Before sequel!

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    Fisher will be playing the much beloved John Ambrose McClaren, a love interest of Lara Jean's. Can't wait to see Jordan kick ass in this role!

    8. On My Block Season 2 just dropped on Netflix!

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    I am counting down the hours until I can curl up in bed and binge this series.

    9. Shangela slayed on stage last night at the GLAAD Awards!

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    Shangela performed a medley of Beyoncé songs — in front of the legend herself — and got a standing ovation! Yaasss queen!

    10. And finally, Beyoncé and Jay-Z accepted their Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Awards last night!

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    Beyoncé gave a speech that moved me to tears. Continue being allies, you two! I just love an iconic couple who is also LGBTQIA+ allies. The full package.

    What an epic week! Tune in next week for more excellence!

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