Beyoncé's new song "Formation," a love letter to her blackness, has fueled many a #blackgirlmagic post on social media. A way to honor achievement, beauty and strength among black women, the hashtag (and others like it) has taken off in popularity. Here are more women making #blackgirlmagic.
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Virginia McLaurin, 106, never dreamed she would see a black man become president, let alone get to visit him in the White House. During a Black History Month celebration, McLaurin met (and danced with) President Obama and his wife. Michelle Obama, who is often associated with the term #blackgirlmagic for cultivating a strong presence alongside the President, told the centenarian she wants to be like her when she grows up.
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Taraji P. Henson took home a Golden Globe Award for her standout portrayal of Cookie Lyon in the dramatic series "Empire." Twitter lit up with #blackgirlmagic tributes to everything from her dress to her speech.
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Henson, Kerry Washington and Mary J. Blige teamed up in a commercial for Apple's new streaming service. When it aired during the Super Bowl, #blackgirlmagic and #squadgoals were the go-to terms.
Viola Davis made history for being the first black woman to win an Emmy for a leading role in a dramatic series, "How to Get Away With Murder." Davis gave a stirring speech about diversity and access, making sure to acknowledge other black actresses like Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson.
Singer and activist Janelle Monae is a poster woman for #blackgirlmagic, whether she's taking part in a protest march or slaying during fashion week; her style and personal convictions make her a role model for many black women.
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Recently named head of ABC Entertainment, Channing Dungey has become an inspiration for many young women of color. Dungey is the first African-American ever to head a major network. She greenlit shows like "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder."
Angolan model Maria Borges was the first woman to wear a natural Afro on stage at the Victoria's Secret fashion show. She previously wore extensions but decided to display her natural curls in 2015, evoking many a cry of #blackgirlmagic.
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Yara Shahidi, 16, was recently featured in Essence Magazine's #blackgirlmagic issue. The teen told Essence, "Being a part of this re-emergence of a movement both pro-diversity and pro-woman is the best part of being a black girl."
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Actress and activist Amandla Stenberg is only 17 but has a huge voice in the #blackgirlmagic realm. The young star uses her social media platform to amplify issues that often go unheard in mainstream media.
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You may know Teyonah Parris from "Mad Men" but she recently appeared in Spike Lee's film "Chiraq" and nabbed an Essence Magazine cover.