Last night’s 67th Annual Emmy Awards made history for black women everywhere. Television was previously rife with performances of stereotypical tropes. In recent years, the image of black women on television has evolved. Now, shows like How to Get Away with Murder exist and showcase dynamic and successful black women to the masses.
The Emmys last night were extraordinarily special because the whole world got to witness #BlackGirlMagic at its prime. Did you see the way Taraji P. Henson embraced Viola Davis? Do you know how amazing it is for Viola Davis to become the first black woman to win an Emmy for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series written by a fellow black woman, Shonda Rhimes?
Davis’s speech received a standing ovation from a misty-eyed crowd. As if her win wasn’t enough, her speech spoke to systemic racism within the TV industry.
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