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The 19 Most Incredible Moments For Black Hollywood In 2016

Our picks for the best in black entertainment this year.

No matter how you slice it, the best moments from this year were created by black people. In the midst of the craziness that was 2016 were great albums, shows, movies, books, and plays that carried us through — further proving the notion that we always win, even when we're hurting. Here, Cocoa Butter takes a look back at some of our favorites:

1. Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper

2. Moonlight

3. Lemonade by Beyoncé

4. O.J.: Made in America

5. Donald Glover's Atlanta

6. A Seat at the Table by Solange

7. Issa Rae's Insecure

8. Cynthia Erivo as Celie in The Color Purple

9. "Needed Me" by Rihanna

10. Fences

11. Awaken, My Love! by Childish Gambino

12. Queen Sugar

13. National Museum of African American History and Culture

14. Blackish's “Nothing but Nepotism” episode

15. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

16. Mastry by Kerry James Marshall

17. The emergence of black art on social media

18. Shuffle Along

19. Brandy’s Lady of Soul Award and performance

Didn't see your favorite on the list? Let us know your picks in the comments!