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History of Black Girl Magic

Do you know what black girl magic is? Black Girl Magic is a movement that was popularized by CaShawn Thompson in 2013. The concept was born as a way to "celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of Black women, ” as described by Julee Wilson from HuffPost, and to congratulate Black women on their accomplishments. In other words black girl magic is a term to celebrate the internal and external beauty of black women all over. Throughout American history, brown and black girls face adversity, in systematic racism. However, black girls still achieve with little support to become the most educated group in the U.S. and have the highest rate of entrepreneurial growth. Being a black women we have to be proud of ourselves, live in our truth and walk with our heads high because in this world we are not supported. Black girl magic is a term that helps us to feel powerful. A lot of people support this term by wearing it on a t shirt or by using hashtags on social media #blackgirlmagic. Being a black girl in this political climate isn’t as it seems. We aren’t taken seriously and are looked down upon.

Since the new President Joe Bidden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris the world has been in uproar especially the black women community. Having the first black Vice President a women at that is such an important moment in American history. She is not only the first African American in office she is also she is the first woman, the first African American to hold the office of Attorney General in the state's history. When Americans elected Kamala Harris Vice-President, they symbolically completed a 150-year project of recognizing the right of Black people to exercise the full rights as citizens. Let me take you back to history class. In 1870, the 15th Amendment gave African American men the right to vote. In 1920, the 19th Amendment Gave the extensive right for women to vote. We showed an I’m massively amount of respect for both of these milestones this year, even as citizens acknowledged the ways that African American women were overlooked And, due to extreme racial repression, did not get to vote in significant numbers until the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Kamala Harris is an important part of this office not only because she's black but also because she is a woman. Black women leaders are so important to this democracy precisely because they dare to keep dreaming. Having an afro black women means that girls can keep dreaming and we can do anything. We are t being limited anymore and we can not be stopped just because we are black and are women. Don’t be afraid to use your voice, your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are just as important as anyone else. When you speak speaks with boldness and purpose. Have courage, be confident and always be true to yourself. Live your life fearlessly. Your voice has great power , don’t be afraid to utilize it when needed. Your not an angry black women, you’re a women who has something important to say. Your voice matters and so do you( Stephanie Lahart).

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