5 Boss Black Women Who Found Success Later in Life

These women all found success later on in life.

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Taraji P. Henson - These days she owning her role as Cookie on Empire. However, our girl is no child actor. She didn't hit her career stride until her 30s. 

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Joy-Ann Reid - She is the host of the The Reid Report on MSNBC. She is also the former managing editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. However, she didn't hit her career stride until much later on in life.

Toni Morrison  - Toni Morrison didn't publish her first novel until the age of 39.

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Toni Morrison  - Toni Morrison didn't publish her first novel until the age of 39.

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Bettye LaVette - This soulful singer made her first album at the age of 16 and then didn't get back into the groove of her career until almost 43 years later.