2019 JOYFUL MOMENTS [ SO FAR]
RIH LAUNCHES FENTY LUXURY
Fenty's existence is historic: Rihanna is the only black woman at the helm of a luxury house, acting not only as its chief creative but also as head businessperson. If this is not a boss move, we don’t know what it is. Rih also moved to London to build this house and we would love to be a guest.
MEGHAN MARKLE DUCHESS of SUSSEX has a BABY
Did we all not see this woman come out and take a photo a few hours after giving birth to Archie and look absolutely stunning? We’re still in amazement of that and also wish they would have let her have time to heal and spend with her newborn baby, the world could have waited.
BEYCHELLA on NETFLIX
How could we not love this? We’re so grateful we get to exist while Beyonce is doing the damn thing. While watching this we felt all the emotions. We thought about HBCU’s and their history in this country, how much we want a dance off with Solange, and that perhaps in the next decade we will get a DC reunion.
SANDRA OH WINNING
That speech was everything at The Golden Globes. She made history three times that night. First as the first Asian American woman to host the awards show, second as the First Asian American woman to win Best Actress in a TV Drama, and third the First Asian American woman to win multiple Golden Globes. BLOOP.
JLO and AROD GOT ENGAGED
While we love Marc Anthony and his music, when we saw Jen with Alex we finally felt she was with a man of her true caliber. He kept it classy with a proposal on the beach and the best sunset (sunrise?) in the background. Here’s to this one being the one for the next 50 years of her life, our girl deserves it!
CARBI B AND THE BEST RAP ALBUM
Cardi had Kulture and didn’t miss a beat. She is one of the hardest working women in music for sure. Which is why we are so proud that this regular degular girl from the Bronx won Best Album at the Grammy’s. The only other women to get this previously is Lauryn Hill when she was with the Fugees.
MORE WOMEN IN CONGRESS
This year more than 100 Women Elected into the House of Representatives won during 2018’s Midterm Elections. At the center of that are Alexandria Ocasio Cortez , Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Sharice Davids and Ayanna Pressley. They have brought new fervor, honesty and enthusiasm to what we know are some dark times in our governments history [although the US government has always been shady]. We’re looking forward to what they do in these coming years.
WEARING THE CROWN
Although we are not for pageants, we are for Black Girl Magic. This year we have Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss America rocking some serious melanin. We STAN. May this remind you to wear your crown a little higher with a little more sass MOB.
BET AWARDS 2019
BET gets a lot of shit for a lot of reasons. But these years awards made us clap and feel proud. From Mary’s tribute to a moment for the Central Park Five. This was a reminder that there’s nothing like home.
ELAINE WELTEROTH IS MORE THAN ENOUGH
Elaine who is one of our biggest inspirations drops a book and in less than a month is on the NY Times Best Seller list, if that isn’t impressive we don’t know what is. She is what staying true to yourself and being for your people looks like. We bought the book and we hope you do too.