9 moments of excellence in black that you might have missed this week



At 32, Lauren A. Underwood became the youngest black woman to be sworn in at Congress!


What an incredible accomplishment – congratulations, Lauren!


Michael B. Jordan has been announced as the world's first male coach face.

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I'm looking forward to buying the entire Spring Coach catalog – congratulations on this achievement, Michael!


President Barack Obama debuted on the Billboard charts this week!

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He participated in a remix of "One Last Time", a song from the musical Hamilton. A man with many talents! I can not wait to listen to this song!


Beyonce and Jay-Z helped the Louvre achieve a record number of museum visits this year.

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Bey and Jay really did it with the clip "APESHIT". I love when modern and classic art meet!


The seven-year-old Nicholas Buamah's book has been added to the Library of Congress catalog.


What an amazing achievement for ANY author, not to mention a seven year old. Congratulations, Nicolas! Happy to read it!


Harris County, Texas sworn in 17 female black judges this week!


Keep fighting the good fight, ladies!


Season 2 of Grown-ish was premiered this week on Freeform.

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Happy to see what awaits us this season!


Childish Gambino has been announced as one of Coachella's flagship artists this year!

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What an honor, break a leg, Donald!


And finally, congratulations to Cynthia Erivo, Lakeith Stanfield and Letitia Wright for their BAFTA Rising Star Award nominations.

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Whatever it is, no matter who wins, you are ALL the stars of my book. Hip Hip Hooray!

What a beautiful way to ring for the new year! Come back next week for more excellence!

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