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


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


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


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