It could have been Beyonce’s 2011 hit single, “Run The World (Girls)” or maybe it was the reintroduction to the Spice Girls via the Summer Olympics and Michelle Obama’s riveting speech at the Democratic National Convention definitely had something to do with it–but girl power is back!
Refinery 29 created a list of the top 29 Girl Power moments in recent pop culture and it includes events, trends, people and moments that they think best signify this new cultural movement. From progressive changes in birth-control to President Obama making a lot of moves in his campaign inspired by women, girls really are starting to “Run The World!”
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1. Vanessa Williams
She became the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983 (then had to give the title up due to some steamy pictures of her that surfaced).
2. Halle Berry
In 2002, she became the first Black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress.
3. Toni Morrison
She became the first Black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.
4. Vonetta Flowers
In 2002 the first Black woman won a gold medal in the winter Olympics.
5. Tyra Banks
In 1997 she became the first Black model to appear on the cover of 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition'
6. Condoleeza Rice
She became the first Black female appointed Secretary Of State in 2005 after becoming first Black woman to serve as the National Security adviser.
7. Beverly Johnson
The first Black supermodel was the first to Black woman the grace the covers of 'Elle' and American 'Vogue' magazines in the 1970s.