Black Girl Magic

First hijabi to be signed to a major modeling company, walk international runways, and be on the cover of Vogue

One of the most influential soul artists of the century

The most decorated American gymnast in history

First black woman to run a Fortune 500 company

First black prima ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre

First Black gymnast to be the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in individual all-around and team competitions at a single Olympic Games.

2009's #1 high school basketball player, only NCAA basketball player to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots, 2012 AP Player of the Year, and the 2012 Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, the first openly gay athlete to sign a deal with Nike

The first African-American woman to win a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series

Comedian known for Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live

American singer, songwriter, model, activist, and actress. 2017 Glamour Women of the Year

The only member of congress to vote against the AUMF in 2001

First African American female Attorney General

First elected Somali-American legislator

Writer, Academic, President of the Social Science Research Council, Professor of Sociology and former inaugural Dean of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality

Comedian, co-host of 2 Dope Queens, and host of Soo Many White Guys,

COMEDIAN, actress, DJ, and musician (with a master’s from Columbia) known for Insecure

Award winning actress known for The Help and Hidden Figures

Actress known for starring as Olivia Pope on Scandal

Called the greatest female tennis player of all time, the first tennis player to win 23 Grand Slam singles titles in the open era, four-time Olympic gold medalist, the highest paid female athlete in 2016

Best selling, critically acclaimed Nigerian author, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient

Chief Prosecutor on the International Criminal Court

COO of Starbucks, former CEO of Sam's Club

The first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship

First black woman elected to congress and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination

Activist-turned-professor advocating for radical change in the U.S.

First African American U.S. poet laureate

Actress, Comedian, and Author Known for Girls Trip

First Indian American to be elected to the senate. First female, first African American, and first Indian American attorney general in California. Watch out for a presidential run in 2020.

First African American woman in space

Six time olympic medalist in Track and Field, one of the greatest female athletes of all time

Executive Director of Imkaan

Highest selling female rapper of all time

Kenyan-Mexican actress known for 12 Years a Slave and Black Panther

First black woman to create a premium cable series

First female African-American Secretary of State

Most successful female music artist of all time in the UK and US

The most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the United States Congress, known for her opposition of the Iraq War

First African American woman to become ranked as the World No. 1 in the Open Era

Emmy award winning actress known for Orange is the New Black

Singer, songwriter, award show record setter, highest-paid black musician in history... and she's Beyoncé

Creator of the #MeToo movement

First and only black woman to win the Triple Crown of acting

Singer, dancer, actress, and political activist showing young girls how it's done

First girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series

First black female director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture

First woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

First woman and first Black American to be the Librarian of Congress

An African-American mathematician who worked at NASA, and who's life was the focus of the movie Hidden Figures

The first artist to replace herself at number one on the Billboard Hot 100

First player to dunk in a WNBA game, three-time WNBA MVP, four-time Olympic gold medalist

First female African-American Senator, and the first woman to defeat an incumbent senator

First African-American First Lady, writer, lawyer

First woman to executive produce three hit shows

First woman to get more than 2 billion VEVO views, first black woman to be the face of Dior, record holder with most entries (36), most top tens (23), and most number ones (10) on the Billboard Hot 100, Spotify's most streamed female artist of all time

Black Persian-American actress and human rights activist

Comedian known for The Daily Show and 2 Dope Queens

First woman to own, produce, and host her own talk show