5 African American Women Who Proved Black Girl Magic Is Real

In honor of black history month Her Campus would like to highlight the achievements of 5 African American women for the 2017 year and 2018 year. Here are just a few of the many amazing black women making change and breaking barriers flawlessly.

Andrea Jenkins

She is the first openly transgender black women to be elected to public office in the United States. She is serving on Minneapolis city council. This is a very big win because there were state legislatures that were opposed to her and even the president of the United States was opposed.

(PC: https://twitter.com/popcrave/status/928277984129187842)

Lena Waithe

She became the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for comedy writing. She wrote the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of none”.  

(PC: https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/awards/lena-waithe-first-black-woman...)

Halima Aden

Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, Halima worked hard to become first hijab- wearing model to cover Vogue Arabia. In 2015, she was the first contestant in the miss Minnesota USA pageant to wear burkini and hijab.  She is now signed with IMD models and has participated in Milan Fashion week and London modest fashion week.

(PC: https://www.mysalaam.com/en/story/hijabi-model-halima-aden-on-her-journe...)

Simone Askew

She has become the first black women to hold the position of first captain of the U.S military academy corps of cadets and she was only 20 years old when she accomplish this!

(PC: https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/campus/20-year-old-female-soldier-challenges...)

Maame Biney

Born in Ghana and then moved to the states with her dad, this 17 year old has been the first black women to qualify for a U.S olympic speed skating team. She won a bronze medal in the 500 meter race at the world junior championship.

(PC: https://www.voanews.com/a/first-african-american-woman-joins-us-olympic-...)

After learning about these women i think we can all conclude #BlackGirlMagic is a real thing.