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29 Times We Reached Peak Blackness In 2015

Against all odds.

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1. When the black students at Mizzou started swag surfing on live tv to celebrate Tim Wolfe's resignation.

Mizzou out here Swag Surfing on Live Tv.. This is Great

Students claimed university officials did not properly handle alleged racism on campus.

3. When President Obama led the church in "Amazing Grace" from the pulpit. #ReverendPresident

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12. Viola Davis' Emmy win made history and she gave the perfect acceptance speech.


"The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here's to all the writers, the awesome people that are Ben Sherwood, Paul Lee, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black. And to the Taraji P. Hensons, the Kerry Washingtons, the Halle Berrys, the Nicole Beharies, the Meagan Goods, to Gabrielle Union, thank you for taking us over that line."

13. And when she and fellow nominee Taraji P. Henson did this before she went on stage.

14. When Bree Newsome scaled up a flag pole outside the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia and removed the Confederate flag.

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“I did it for all the fierce black women on the front lines of the movement and for all the little black girls who are watching us. I did it because I am free.” – Bree Newsome.


16. When "Back to Back" became the first Grammy nominated diss track.

Drake's "Back to Back" officially has more Grammy nominations than Meek Mill has in his career

17. When Johari Osayi Idusuyi read Citizen (a book of poems on racism) during a Trump rally and gave the neck roll of the year when a man tried to stop her.

19. When they ended the Soul Train Awards with a cookout.

only black people would have a whole cookout at an award show with real food to pass out to the audience 😂 #SoulTrainAwards


22. When black college graduates clapped back at Abigail Fisher and Justice Scalia's ignorant comments about affirmative-action with #StayMadAbby.

Simply amazing, beautiful, intelligent BLACK WOMEN. #StayMadAbby


29. Every time Riley Curry showed the world that #blackgirlmagic is more than a hashtag.

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