#BlackGirlsWinning: We Celebrate the Amazing Things We Do, From Amber Rose to Franchesca Ramsey

They inspire us, motivate us, and show us how it's done.

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Amber Rose Writes Commentary on Why Women Shouldn’t Care What Others Think - With so much news out there about how hard it is to be a Black woman in America, this new weekly column celebrates the great and amazing things that we do. By Kellee Terrell Amber Rose continues to surprise folks. While she is the fierce Muva on Twitter, she can also be an inspiring, eloquent writer. Rose penned a really good piece for TIME on why she had to stop caring about other people's opinions, especially those who wanted to reduce her to just being “a stripper.” She wrote, “What I’ve realized is that, when you care too much, you’re not living at your full potential.” Word.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Ava DuVernay to Hire All Women Directors for "Queen Sugar" - Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay wants to do something about the lack of female directors in television. Her solution? Hiring an only female directing staff for her upcoming OWN drama Queen Sugar! If that’s not true sisterhood, we don’t know what else is. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

11-Year-Old Starts Book Drive to Encourage Other Black Girls - Marley Dias, a 5th grader from New Jersey, started the book drive #1000BlackGirlBooks because she was tired of reading books about ?white boys and their dogs.? Since she launched her campaign, she has collected 400 books where Black girls are the main protagonists and is almost half way to reaching her goal of collecting 1,000 books. Dias hopes that she can inspire other girls of color to see that they are more than just the sidekick.  (Photo: Paul Burns/Corbis)

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11-Year-Old Starts Book Drive to Encourage Other Black Girls - Marley Dias, a 5th grader from New Jersey, started the book drive #1000BlackGirlBooks because she was tired of reading books about “white boys and their dogs.” Since she launched her campaign, she has collected 400 books where Black girls are the main protagonists and is almost half way to reaching her goal of collecting 1,000 books. Dias hopes that she can inspire other girls of color to see that they are more than just the sidekick. (Photo: Paul Burns/Corbis)

9-Year-Old Collects Barbies For Homeless Girls Living in Shelters - Gianni Graham, a 9-year old from Virginia, started the amazing 1K Barbies for 1K Girls campaign in hopes to provide homeless girls living in shelters with dolls. For each doll sent, she sends a note saying, ?I hope this brings you joy,? and ?This is given to you as a friend.?Graham?s mother told NBC that she is so proud of daughter and cries about it every day. Well, we?re pretty proud, too!  (Photo: Mattel)

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9-Year-Old Collects Barbies For Homeless Girls Living in Shelters - Gianni Graham, a 9-year old from Virginia, started the amazing 1K Barbies for 1K Girls campaign in hopes to provide homeless girls living in shelters with dolls. For each doll sent, she sends a note saying, “I hope this brings you joy,” and “This is given to you as a friend.”Graham’s mother told NBC that she is so proud of daughter and cries about it every day. Well, we’re pretty proud, too! (Photo: Mattel)

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Trans Actress Angelica Ross Stuns in New Web Series - Black transgender actress Angelica Ross is getting rave reviews in the new groundbreaking web series Her Story about two trans women looking for love and friendship in Los Angeles. Ross hopes that her portrayal in the series will show how authentic trans women are. Oh, and did we mention that she is also Founding CEO of , TransTech Social Enterprises, a LGBT focused tech company. Watch the trailer here.(Photo: Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)

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My Sister's Keeper Helps Young Women at HBCUs - A reproductive justice program, My Sister’s Keeper, is working hard at not just providing Black female students at HBCU’s information about birth control, but also how risky sexual behavior and unintended pregnancy are linked to economic disparities.Hosted by the Black Women’s Health Imperative, this program encourages students from Spelman, Howard and beyond to speak up on Black women’s reproductive and sexual autonomy to change communities and influence policy.(Photo: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

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Franchesca Ramsey Snapchats Important Message About Unity Among Feminists - It takes guts to call out racism, literally as it's happening. And that's exactly what actress/comedian Franchesca Ramsey did on her Snapchat after experiencing racism at a panel at the Sundance film festival recently.Ramsay was unhappy with racist undertones in a new web series that was being lauded as a feminist move forward and she let her feelings be heard after Transparent creator Jill Soloway refused to acknowledge that women of color existed. (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Nubian Skin To Carry Plus Sized Hoisery - Nubian Skin, one of few black-owned lingerie in the world, has recently released a new line of tights and stockings called Curve. Matching our diverse and luxe skin tones, this hosiery line meets the needs of plus-sized women of color with sizes XL, 2XL, and 3XL and use Lycra Xceptionelle. The British-based company said they got so many requests to have sizes that appealed to all women, and knew they had to do something. Thanks ladies!(Photo: Nubian Skin)

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Nubian Skin To Carry Plus Sized Hoisery - Nubian Skin, one of few black-owned lingerie in the world, has recently released a new line of tights and stockings called Curve. Matching our diverse and luxe skin tones, this hosiery line meets the needs of plus-sized women of color with sizes XL, 2XL, and 3XL and use Lycra Xceptionelle. The British-based company said they got so many requests to have sizes that appealed to all women, and knew they had to do something. Thanks ladies!(Photo: Nubian Skin)