29 Times We Reached Peak Blackness In 2015
Against all odds.
Every single time Michael Bae Jordan was shirtless in Creed.
When President Obama led the church in "Amazing Grace" from the pulpit. #ReverendPresident
The literal rise of Lil Kim at the BET Awards.
When Nicholas Fraser gave us "Why You Always Lying" and changed the meme/vine world forever.
When Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj joined forces to bless us all with the Feeling Myself video.
When Zendaya gave the perfect clapback to the comments made about her faux locs on E!'s Fashion Police.
When Kendrick Lamar gave us the blackest album of the year and the Grammy's actually gave it all the nominations it deserved (ELEVEN!).
Every time we used the new black emoji's.
Viola Davis' Emmy win made history and she gave the perfect acceptance speech.
When Bree Newsome scaled up a flag pole outside the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia and removed the Confederate flag.
When NBC aired The Wiz Live! and it was so black and so amazing.
When Mattel made an Ava DuVernay Barbie doll and it sold out in less than an hour.
When President Obama said "pop off" on national television.
When Babyface brought out a bunch of R&B's greats to perform the hits he wrote them at the Soul Train Awards.
When Nicki asked Miley Cyrus "what's good?" at the VMAs after she shaded the rapper in an interview.
When black families across America were able to go see Selma in theaters on Martin Luther King Jr. day.
When FLOTUS put out a rap video.
When Beyoncé used all our snatched edges to make a "round the way girl" high ponytail to wear to the Met gala.
When Missy and Janet Jackson came back from their respective hiatuses with new music.
When John Boyega unapologetically nabbed the lead role in the this year's Star Wars film.
Every time Riley Curry showed the world that #blackgirlmagic is more than a hashtag.
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