Celebrity #SHINESTRONG Moments

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  • Angela Simmons
  • Sanaa Lathan
  • MC Lyte
  • Alesha Renee
  • Michelle Williams
  • Estelle
  • Regina Hall
  • Venus Williams
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Ciara
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Regina King
  • Raven-Symoné
  • Debra Lee
  • Angela Davis
  • Susan Taylor
  • Sevyn Streeter
  • Misty Copeland
  • Erykah Badu
  • Jill Scott
  • Mariah Carey
  • Dr. Maya Angelou
  • Esi Eggleston Bracey
  • Gabrielle Douglas
  • Janelle Monae
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Beverly Bond
  • Elle Varner
  • Queen Latifah
  • Alicia Keys
  • Taraji P. Henson

MC Lyte

Remember Lyte’s speech at the 2013 Hip Hop Awards? "If you want to be treated like a Queen, act like one,” said the hip hop pioneer upon receiving the I Am Hip Hop Award. Her most iconic claim to fame—becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988’s critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock—will continue to encourage young women for generations to come.

(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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