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Black women are setting the standard for excellence. Whether it be in music, sports, or politics, Black women have been setting that standard for decades.

Black Women In Music

We would be remiss not to mention Beyoncé Knowles as a Black woman in music who has pushed the bar repeatedly and is a prime example to the current generation of what encompasses a star and generational talent. Beyoncé is also one to thank the Black female icons who have come before her and influenced her career. Diana Ross and Patti LaBelle are two of the living legends the singer has been influenced by, as well as the late singers Tina Turner and Whitney Houston. However, when it comes to being an entertainer, Beyoncé is in a league of her own.

Black Women In Sports

Whether it’s tennis, gymnastics, basketball, or track and field, Black women have dominated whatever arena you put them in.  Serena Williams has been an exemplary example of what it means to be a champion and persevere through harsh and often racist media attacks for acting simply like an athlete.

“We’re strongest when we cheer each other on. A champion isn’t about how much they win, it’s about how they recover from their downs,” Williams said in her 2009 autobiography On the Line. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they recover when they fall. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.”

Black Women In Politics

While we are still waiting for a Black woman to hold the title of President of the United States, there are still humongous strides that Black women are making in politics. Black women’s push for change was highlighted in the Civil Rights Movement by pioneers such as Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Dorothy Height, and countless other Black women who have put their lives on the line for better opportunities for us.

“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul,” Coretta Scott King said in one of her famous quotes.

Take a look at seven Black women in music, sports, and politics that are setting the bar for the new generation:

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