All hail Black Excellence! Black History Month is a time to reflect and pay tribute to those who have fought to have their voices heard and stories told. Although our Black Kings legacies truly made a mark, our Queens’ accomplishments deserve to be showcased. Black women have been a power force in male dominated industries. From fashion, philanthropy, music, and film, women prevail!
Ready to be amazed and dazzled with some Black Girl Magic?! Well you’re in luck! Here are six EGL picks that deserve some recognition.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Our favorite girlfriend. Blackish star and fashion muse, Tracee Ellis Ross, is a national treasure. Ross first stole our hearts as Joan Clayton in the legendary Kelsey Grammer’s classic series Girlfriends. Her quirky sense of humor and charisma exudes on and off camera. She is truly a delight to witness. Girlfriends revamp anyone?
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! Fenty beauty queen, Rihanna is this year’s NAACP 51st President Award recipient. Bad gal RiRi stole our hearts with her music and now she’s snatching our wigs and breaking our bank accounts with her Savage lingerie line and makeup line. She is truly a mega powerhouse!
Naomi Campbell & Tyra Banks
Theses two are the original HBIC’s of the runway. Former frenemies of the fashion world, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks have truly made a mark in the modeling industry. Campbell and Banks not only know the ins and outs of the industry, they will forever be America’s Top Models!
Queen Bey. Mrs. Carter.Whatever name she goes by, it’s self explanatory. The musically gifted and Ivy Park CEO Beyoncé, has truthfully reached legendary status. She’s not only our bestie in our heads, she is truthfully the Michael Jackson of our time.
“Lil’ Kim, the Queen Bee, so you best take heed. Shall I proceed? (Yes indeed)” Lyrical menace, Lil’ Kim, is truly Hip Hop royalty. She has not only laid down the blueprint for women on the rise, her sense of style embodied that sex sells.
To be a black woman is the greatest gift of all. We are beautiful, vivacious, and free. EGL is happy to show love to women who have made an impact and their legacy will forever be stamped!
Written by Laura Artis