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Before Barack Obama and Maxine Waters there was Shirley Chisholm



Before Barack Obama and Maxine Waters there was Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm first made history in 1968 when she became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, representing the 12th Congressional District of Brooklyn in New York City, but Chisholm had her eyes set on the highest office in the land. Today we celebrate the birthday of (1924-2005)! First Black woman elected to Congress, first Black woman to candidate for U.S. president, unsought and unbossed visionary.

Here’s her presidential bid speech from 1972:

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Recognizing the Melanin Wonder Zozibini Tunzi Miss Universe 2019!




2019 has been on fire for the Melanin Community! This is the first time in the entire world’s history that all four major titles in the Beauty Pageants have belonged to black women.
Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina holds the title of Miss USA, Nia Franklin of New York holds the title of Miss America, Kaliegh Garris of California holds the title of Miss Teen USA and now Zozibini Tunzi  of South Africa has joined the ranks as the recipient of title of Miss Universe 2019.

This isn’t the first title for Zozibini Tunzi. In 2019 she also won the title of Miss South Africa. This achievement granted  her the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss Universe held at the magnificent Tyler Perry Studios.

This is the first time in 8 years that a Black Melanated woman has held the title of Miss Universe.

Zozibini Tunzi said in her Twitter statement:

“Tonight a door was opened and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it. May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine. I am #MissUniverse2019.” 



The statement is so powerful! She has truly awakened the excellence in all of the black girls both young and beyond.

Congratulations Zozibini Tunzi Miss Universe 2019! Melanin Wonder salutes you!!


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