Okay, let's state the obvious. Black women are the most marginalized and unacknowledged group of individuals in our world. Since this is a known fact, we must continuously strive to reverse the narrative, educate and honor our own.

According to a study conducted by Select USA, in the United States alone, the media and entertainment industry is projected to make an impressive $771 billion by 2019. This massive money making machine wouldn't be chugging along without the many Black and brown faces (especially women) you may never see in the spotlight, or on your television screen. Here are seven Black women who are running things in this industry, and should be praised for their efforts and hard work.