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Viola Davis is the first black actress to get three Oscar nominations. She won best supporting actress for "Fences".

 Lena Waithe won an Emmy for her coming out story in “Master of None”

Tiffany Haddish was the first black woman to host SNL. As a result, of her break out role in “Girls Trip”.

Edward Enninful is Vogue’s first black man to be editor in chief.

Andrea Jenkins is the first Black Transgender woman to serve on Minneapolis City Council.

Cardi B made history with her hit single "Bodak Yellow", it was number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Making her the first to do so in twenty years to achieve this feat.

Tracee Ellis Ross won a Golden Globe in comedy for her role on Blackish. It's the first time a black woman has done this since 1983.

Taranna Burke got the conservation started on women experiencing harassment in the workplace.

Maame Biney made history as the first black women to qualify for the U.S. Bobsled team.

Rihanna shook the beauty industry up! Her line of products made everyone feel sexy! Proving that inclusion matters. Her reign truly hasn't let up!

Donald Glover made history at the Emmy's for his directorial role in "Atlanta". In addition to winning best actor for this show as well.

Latoya Cantrell is the first female mayor of New Orleans.

Mahershala Ali won an Oscar for best-supporting actor for the movie "Moonlight" and first Muslim actor win as well.

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