Celebrity #SHINESTRONG Moments

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  • 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
  • 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

Misty Copeland

In 2013, ballerina Misty Copeland accepted the Young, Gifted and Black Award at Black Girls Rock! ”I rock because I stand alone but so many stand behind me,” she said in her acceptance speech. "Black girls do rock, and black girls can be ballerinas!” Since making history in 2007 by becoming the third African-American female soloist at the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland has been committed to giving back to her community through a number of charitable and non-profit endeavors.

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