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A #MotivationMonday from #MaeJemison, the first African American woman to travel to space who's words now serve as a reminder to dream big and face your fears, regardless of what others say. πŸš€πŸŒŒ

"I try and celebrate black history 365. My events are all about black excellence and joy." β€” @saada___ is the cofounder of @everydaypplnyc, a monthly gathering/brunch that brings communities together and an organization that has expanded across the country.
#GirlsOfGram is our monthly Instagram love letter to women. Each month, we’re shining a bright light on individuals with stories worth a follow.πŸ’œ For #BlackHistoryMonth, our #GirlsOfGram are women who endlessly inspire through their work and are -the- definition of goals.
Photographed by @tyrathezombie
cc: @elliotsalazar

#EllaFitzgerald fell in love with Gillespie's double bassist, #RayBrown after touring together the year before. He later became Fitzgerald's musical director and frequent collaborator.
These lovers eventually become part of our lives in ways that impact our work and legacies. The love stories behind these moments in Black history are proof of just how meaningful bae can be, for better or for worse. Tap the link in bio to read more famous love stories ❀️. #AcknowledgeIsPower

Tag that friend who has no shame in their strawberry ice cream game. πŸ“πŸ¦#NationalStrawberryDay
Illustrated by @paola_delucca

Yesterday marked five years since #TrayvonMartin was shot and killed in his neighborhood in Florida. His death was a catalyst for the #BlackLivesMatter movement and still fuels the fight for civil rights advocates today. #BlackLivesMatter #AcknowledgeIsPower

Y-A-S to these female actresses who are breaking Hollywood barriers. πŸ™Œ πŸ“½πŸ‘€ through just a few of the many female actresses who prove that heroines don't and should not have to be overly sexualized to save the day. #ShatterTheBox

βœ¨πŸ‘‰Swipe through for more.πŸ‘‰βœ¨
For all of you who didn't watch the #Oscars (but we all know you did because those last 10 minutes were so crazy), here's a recap of our favorite momes as regrams as told by @aliciakeys, @rizahmed, @naomieharris, @violadavis.

But maybe tho.....??🀞🀞 #Oscars

Major congrats and all the congrats to #TeamMoonlight for taking home the Academy Award for Best Picture.πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ #Oscars

πŸ‘Congrats to #EmmaStone for winning an Academy Award as the Best Actress in #LaLaLand πŸ‘ And an overall πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ to one of our favorite Hollywood acting duos. #Oscars

tfw you crush your #Oscars performance and you're only 16 years old. Humming "How Far I'll Go" for the rest of the night. 🎢🌊
cc: @auliicravalho #Moana

@violadavis is the first Black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony for acting.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ #Oscars #ViolaDavis