11 Black Women Making History Right Now

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Black History Month is almost over, but that doesn't mean that we're going to stop celebrating blackness. After seeing Black Panther earlier this week, I'm ready to make every month Black History Month. Until that becomes reality, I'll continue to give extra attention to women of color who deserve it during February. There's so much value in focusing on historical Black women, but it's important to pay attention to how many Black women are making history right now. These are the women our kids and grandkids will learn about in social studies classes decades from now. Even with all of the bad things currently happening in the world, it's a great time to be alive.

From athletes to activists, I've collected some of my favorite public figures who you should know about. As a Black woman, I know how important it is for kids of color to have people to look up to during their formative years. Representation is so important, and these women are killing it in their respective fields and setting an amazing example for little Black girls everywhere. This isn't an exhaustive list, but if you're looking for a powerful #WomanCrushWednesday, this list will definitely give you some ideas.