Celebrity #SHINESTRONG Moments

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  • 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
  • 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

Erykah Badu

Dubbed the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu graced the stage with her effortless cool at the 2011’s Black Girls Rock! awards show. The recording artist and actress has won more than a dozen awards and received at least 57 nominations, but it is her activism and her willingness to unapologetically engage with social concerns and struggles within the African-American community that have made her a contemporary icon.

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