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Anyone can be a Queen - Submission by Cheyenne, 12


Wilma Rudolph - The Black Pearl - Submission by Danielle, 17

A black woman that inspired me is Wilma Rudolph. She was born in Tennessee and had a serious case of polio where she couldn’t walk for a number of years. I found out about her because of a Girl Scout project from elementary school and I still greatly admire her abilities. In 1960, she was regarded as the fastest woman in the world and the first black woman to earn three gold medals. She was only 20 when she did this at the olympics in Rome, Italy. She was also a civil rights pioneer. When she was only 12, she made a vow to put her illness behind her and defy all odds, which she definitely did!


These Emojis Embracing the Natural Hair Movement will Become a Reality in 2018 - Submission by Stephanie, 15

Black Twitter is celebrating a new emoji which is about to be released by unicode in the new year. However, some parts of Black Twitter has mixed feelings. Some believe that the emojis are an unrealistic representation of Black women's natural hair. “Is that supposed to be natural hair?”, one Twitter user said. “My hair does not look like that,” was another repsonse. Unicode intends to create a diverse inclusive line of emojis. As Black women with kinky/curly/coily hair, we consitently wait for realistic representations of natural hair that matches our hair texture.