There has been quite a bit of news within the past two week, including but not limited to the release of Season 3 of Orange is the New Black on Netflix and the horrible events in McKinney, Texas. From the outright excellence of Black women to the more serious issues that come with being a Black women, there’s a lot to process. Make sure you didn’t miss anything by checking out these links below.

  1. A very important and amazing hashtag was trending on Black twitter, #UnconventionalBlackBeauty, which shows Black women how beautiful they are from head to toe.
  2. Serena Williams literally slayed everything when she won the her 20th Grand Slam title. Even though there is much hate and shade thrown her way, Serena manages to brush it off as she continues to dominate the tennis court.
  3. Kyemah McEntyre blew everyone away in her handmade prom dress. Not only is the 18-year-old’s dress noteworthy, but so is the beautiful message encouraging girls to love themselves that she posted along with it.
  4. Other than killing the game with her existence and writing a brilliantly-worded Tumblr response regarding Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox will also be the first transgender wax figure in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Attraction.
  5. A 99-year-old woman by the name of Doreetha Daniels graduated from the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California this past Friday. She is the oldest graduate of the college.
  6. Michelle Obama gave a commencement address to the King College Prep graduating class in Chicago that was full of personal anecdotes and great wisdom.
  7. Target began a “Target Loves Every Body” swim campaign that embraces diversity among women’s bodies.
  8. Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez will be starring in Lila & Eve, a movie about two mothers seeking justice for their murdered sons. Watch the trailer here.
  9. Zendaya and Gabby Douglas graduated from Oak Park Independent School this past week, emphasizing the importance of education, even for superstars. Congratulations to these fierce young ladies!
  10. A study was released detailing how half of Black Women in STEM were perceived to be the janitors or other custodial staff in the workplace and other biases women face in STEM fields.

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