"The measure of any society is how it treats its women and girls." - 44th U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama

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For your aww moment of day, watch this beautiful 9-month-old baby girl say her first word. <3

Video via: NTD Television

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Venus and Serena Williams are two of the best tennis players in the world. Their incredible talent and unbreakable sisterhood is an inspiration to young girls everywhere.

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Today marks the birthdate of civil rights icon Dorothy Height. To celebrate, here’s a beautiful #fbf photo of Height with legendary author/poet Maya Angelou and president/founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman (pictured left to right).

Dorothy Height was a National President for both the National Council of Negro Women and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She devoted...
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"When I was growing up, I had a dream. I’m sure you did, too. My dream wasn’t like that of an average kid, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best 'female' tennis player in the world.

I was fortunate to have a family that supported my dream and encouraged me to follow it. I learned not to be afraid. I learned how important it is to fight for a dream and, most...
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Last night, The San Antonio Spurs celebrated their Military Appreciation Night by honoring the oldest living WWII Veteran, Mr. Richard Overton.

Spurs Honored Richard Overton, The Oldest Living WWII Veteran During Game

Need some Friday inspiration?

Watch Tony, Grammy and soon to be Emmy winner (nominated yesterday) Cynthia Erivo sing "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" at BET’s Leading Women Defined Conference.

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This 19-year-old will be graduating from college two full years before his classmates!

19-Year-Old Ronald McCullough, Jr. Will Be Graduating From College Two Years Early

Did you know only 2% of Google's employees are Black? Howard University is trying to change that by partnering with Google to launch "Howard West", a program that will train and develop future Black engineers at Google's headquarters.

Howard University Launches New Campus At Google's Headquarters

Grab a tissue! Watch Ibn Ali Miller, the man who broke up a teen fight in a viral video, thank his mother for making him into the man he is today while being honored by City Council in Atlantic City.

Read full story here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Madam C.J. Walker was America's first woman to become a self-made millionaire. Her vision, courage, and determination continues to be an inspiration to future entrepreneurs, like the one pictured.

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#BlackGirlMagic alert! 8-year-old Nia Mya Reese wrote a book about her little brother and it has now reached best-seller status on Amazon.

This Adorable 8-Year-Old Girl Is Already A Best-Selling Author

Our #WCW is an incredible high school student who overcame homelessness to become valedictorian of her class. Her name is Rebecca Schmitt.

High School Senior Overcomes Homelessness To Become Valedictorian

"I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginnings. I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. I have built my own factory on my own ground. I got my start by giving myself a...
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This is what determination looks like....

Pictured: A woman spotted in DC on a bike with heels, a purse, trench coat, and garment bag. <3

Photo credit: Gloria Nauden

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"For our April 2017 cover story, Allure asked 41 women of color to tell us the story of their lives through their skin β€” and skin tone. Because our skin can be both a vulnerability and a defense. But most importantly, it can be a source of celebration."- Allure Magazine

'Allure' Magazine Celebrates 'The Beauty Of Diversity' On April 2017 Cover

These siblings meeting for the first time will give you all the feels.

All The Feels: Brother And Sister Meet For The First Time After 19 Years Apart

Olympic swimmer, Simone Manuel makes history again by becoming the first woman to swim a 100 freestyle in less than 46 seconds.

Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Manuel Makes More History

Oprah Winfrey is a media powerhouse, actress, producer, author and philanthropist. Her positive voice and presence is a great inspiration for young girls, like the one pictured, who dream of pursuing a career in broadcasting.

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Happy 60th birthday to iconic film director, Spike Lee!

10 Spike Lee Quotes To Celebrate His 60th Birthday