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Queen Latifah Just Addressed Race In America And Reminded All Of Us That Black Girl Magic Is Real

"Racism is still alive and kickin'."

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VH1's Hip-Hop Honors Monday night were dedicated to praising female rappers like MC Lyte, Lil' Kim, Missy Elliot, Salt-N-Pepa, and Queen Latifah. During a speech Queen Latifah addressed race in America, reminding all of us who the frontrunners of hip-hop are.

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She first had to give a shout-out to all the lady pioneers of hip-hop.

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Reminding everyone else that no matter what, it ain’t nothin’ but a thing to show the younger folks what real hip-hop is.

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She brought up the recent tragic events...

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…and expressed her hope that, even though it is an emotional time, people can channel their feelings peacefully to inspire change.

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She said that no matter how much money you have or how successful you are, racism affects every black person in America.

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She ended her speech by expressing her hope that attitudes would change...

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...and reminded all of us that we need to come together as a community.

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