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This Little Girl's Grandmother Made Her A Complete Outfit Out Of A Leather Coat

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This Little Girl's Grandmother Made Her A Complete Outfit Out Of A Leather Coat

If we had to list all the reasons why grandmothers are the best, we'd probably be here all day. However, one of our top reasons would be the special and selfless things that grandmothers do for their grandchildren. Here's proof. This time last year, a young lady took to twitter to share a photo that showed how a grandmother made a two piece outfit (bow included) out of an old leather coat for her granddaughter.   Her grandma took the leather coat and made it into an outfit for her. Even added a bow. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/fxfb6FUyKU — MyMy (@MyLyndaS) February 21, 2016 Turns...

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Watch Michelle Obama Explain What She Learned From Maya Angelou About Black Beauty

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Watch Michelle Obama Explain What She Learned From Maya Angelou About Black Beauty

If there was anyone who taught us about Black beauty, it was literary great Maya Angelou. It was in her extraordinary body of work where many found hope, healing, and positive affirmations that even the first African American First Lady of the United States continues to carry with her. In Michelle Obama's eulogy for Dr. Maya Angelou in 2014, she spoke about how the profound power of Angelou's words helped her affirm her own beauty and "carried a little Black girl from the South Side of Chicago all the way to the White House." Watch Michelle Obama's full eulogy here:   One of our...

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#WCW: The 29 Black, Beautiful & Brilliant Women Who Worked In The Obama Administration

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#WCW: The 29 Black, Beautiful & Brilliant Women Who Worked In The Obama Administration

  They say behind every great man, is an even greater woman, or in this case, behind every great president is an amazing group of people who make up their administration. In President Obama's administration, it was 29 incredible Black women who held significant roles and brought all kinds of Black girl magic to the White House. As originally profiled by Essence Magazine in its October 2015 issue, here's a list of the Black, beautiful, and brilliant women who worked in the administration of the first African American President of the United States.  1. Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's Senior Advisor and Assistant for Public Engagement...

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It's 'Barack Obama Day' At Morehouse College

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It's 'Barack Obama Day' At Morehouse College

To celebrate President's Day, Morehouse College, a historically Black, all-male college located in Atlanta, Georgia, proclaimed today as "Barack Obama Day". From becoming the first African American President of the United States, to being the first African American president to serve two terms, to the many historic moments during his presidency, Barack Obama's incredible legacy is simply undeniable. Here's the flyer from the on-campus event, which reads: “This year, we are seizing the traditional President’s Day holiday as an opportunity to take a nuanced look at the good, the bad and the complicated moments of the Obama presidency, and the...

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Celebrating Sidney Poitier's 90th Birthday With 9 Of His Most Inspirational Quotes

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Celebrating Sidney Poitier's 90th Birthday With 9 Of His Most Inspirational  Quotes

Today pioneering actor Sidney Poitier celebrated his 90th birthday. Poitier is an award-winning actor, director, and author who, in 1964, became the first Black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Lilies of the Field. Throughout his career, he has received numerous honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor (awarded by President Obama in 2009). With his 90th birthday, Poitier remains the oldest living Best Actor Oscar winner. Here are nine of his most inspirational quotes to celebrate his milestone 90th birthday.  1. "A person doesn't have to change who he...

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