It’s officially March and that means its Women’s History Month! It’s time to celebrate us and all the magic that we spread throughout the world by just being us and doing what we do best.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we thought we’d shed some light on some of the Black Girl Magic moments that has happened so far in 2017:
Tracee Ellis Ross wins Best Actress in TV Comedy at the Golden Globes.
Tracee Ellis Ross is the first African-American woman to win a Golden Globe since 1983 when Debbie Allen won an award for the series, Fame.
All women that got in formation for the 2017 Women’s March.
Although this post is to shed light on Black Girl Magic, women showed up and showed out with some “All Girl Magic” with being one of the largest protest of all time! Forming in Washington D.C., Seattle, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and much more, women, men, and children equaled a total of 2 million participants to advocate legislation and policies regarding human’s rights, women’s rights, healthcare reform, and those like it. Go us!
The movie, Hidden Figures, and all of its success.
Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer tell the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch of John Glenn into orbit – which, according to sources, was “a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world”.
Since the premiere, the trio has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Taraji); the Satellite Award for Best Ensemble; and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture.
Shani Crowe’s Braid Project
Shani Crowe is a Chicago-based artist that, according to Refinery 29 , notes for her photography exhibit, “Braids”, that braiding is universal – but strikes a particular intimate chord with African-American women. Crowe’s “Braids” exhibit is on display at the MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn) through July. She also teamed up with Solange’s Saint Heron company to display a Crowezilla “Don’t Touch My Hair” segment on Instagram , which was inspired by the song that is on Solange’s latest album, A Seat At The Table.
Speaking of Solange, she won her first Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Cranes In The Sky”.
Also at the Grammy’s, Beyonce’s phenomenal performance of “Love Drought” and “Sand Castles” from her LEMONADE album.
Beyonce’s theme for her performance was rebirth, regeneration, and healing as she showcased the support of her heritage with an ode to the Goddess, Oshun; as well as her growing baby bump – which weeks before we found out was growing with twins!
She was also nominated for nine awards – being the most nominated artist of the night – and walked away with two: Best Music Video for “Formation” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for LEMONADE.
Last but not least, Black-ish star, Yara Shahidi getting a spin-off of her own that follows her character, Zoey, to her college years. (sounds like A Different World to me – and I’m here for it!).
According to Deadline , ABC is working with the series creator/executive producer, Kenya Barris, and ABC Studios on the project that will focus on Shahidi’s character in college. Although no deals or scripts have been made yet, the series is supposed to be introduced as a backdoor pilot episode on Black-ish this Spring.
There are certainly more Black Girl Magic Moments out there and way more to come in 2017! What are some of your favorite BGM Moments?