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

Getting a head start on ✨inspiring✨ ourselves for the week by taking a look at the norms of a woman's age and how it serves as a defining factor for their success as they get older in the entertainment industry (and telling ourselves that age is nothing but a number).💪✊️ #Oscars

A little #AcknowledgeIsPower during commercial breaks.🌟#Oscars

We🔥 wish🔥 we🔥 could🔥 show🔥 up🔥 to🔥 work/werk🔥 like🔥 this🔥 tomorrow🔥. @tarajiphenson serving all the looks on the #Oscars red carpet. 👀 @r29fashion's Instagram Stories for some of our favorite looks from tonight.

#HattieMcDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award for the role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind. She was also the first Black woman to sing on the radio in the U.S. McDaniel was a trailblazer for those who wanted to be involved in the movie and music industry. #Oscars #AcknowledgeIsPower
Illustrated by @merylrowin #R29Collabs

@HaileeSteinfeld high-key slaying the #Oscars with ruffles for days. Head over to @r29fashion for more red carpet looks we 💖.

An important pre-#Oscars pep talk for tonight c/o @violadavis. 🎊🌟

@JohnLegend overcoming stage fright for tonight's performance in the best way with Luna. 🌃🌙 #LaLaLand #Oscars

✨👉Swipe through for more.👉✨
In the year after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy humiliated and upended the biggest awards show in Hollywood, The Academy seems to have learned a lesson. This year, three movies centering on three very different Black stories earned Best Picture nominations and six of the 20 acting nominations went to Black actors. Moreover, five of the six Best Documentary nominees were created by Black filmmakers.
But as far as diversity goes, any back-patting is premature. Although Hollywood made sure more Black voices were heard this year, it still has a major diversity problem: the lack of Asians and Latinx.
Indeed, there are zero Latinx actors, directors, or films nominated this year, and only one film that centers around an Asian person.
This is not just a problem for this year's Oscars and the lack of diversity is as much an issue behind the camera as it is on it. When it comes to Oscar votes, of The Academy's more than 7,000 members, women make up only 27% of voters, and people of color make up only 11%. To learn more about who's calling the shots and what needs to change, tap the link in bio. #AcknowledgeIsPower
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#OscarsSoBlack #R29Reads

Listening to Dancing Queen by ABBA and reliving our middle school days (awkward dance moves included). 🎶
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"My career allows me to be a vehicle that challenges conventional beliefs in popular culture. Beyond just a face or a tone, I hope to emphasize individual and group self love, through open dialogue. My love of self doesn’t mean I am indifferent to others, however. As we have more open dialogues in society, we can meet and connect more through our commonalities, as opposed to our differences." — @mominatu of @thecgirlinc
#GirlsOfGram is our monthly Instagram love letter to women. Each month, we’re shining a bright light on individuals with stories worth a follow.💜 For #BlackHistoryMonth, our #GirlsOfGram are women who endlessly inspire through their work and are -the- definition of goals.
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We want to say we do this only on our days off, but who are we kidding? Shamelessly picking wedgies forever. 🍑🍑
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