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YOU get a good morning and YOU get a good morning. Oprah Winfrey, then the new host of WLS-TV's morning talk show "AM Chicago." strikes a pose on State Street in 1984 for a Chicago Tribune photographer.

Cicely Tyson & Miles Davis 1968. Cicely Tyson was the 1st "Negro" actress on TV not playing a maid.She was in a TV series with a very famous actor (whose name I can't of course remember) filmed on the strs. of NY. She shocked,I mean SHOCKED the country, because SHE WAS the 1st black women to not have straightened hair AND had an afro & a very short afro! NO ONE HAD SEEN THIS BEFORE. No one knew what this style was,or what to CALL it.The term afro hadn't been "invented" yet. Biddy Craft

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Beyonce dazzles in risque dress and boots at album release party

Hourglass: Beyonce isn't shy when it comes to embracing her curves! Look at the photographers faces!! LOL!! Werk it B!!!! =)

"Oprah's greatest strength has always been her ability to help us discover the best in ourselves." Those are President Barack Obama's words before he presented Oprah with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November. Now that I'm biased or anything, but I think he captured her brilliantly. Bravo!

Cathay Williams - Became the first and the only known female Buffalo Soldier. Enlisting in the US Regular Army 1866 at St. Louis, Missouri for a three year engagement, passing herself off as a man. She is the first African American female to enlist, and the only documented to serve in the United States Army posing as a man under the pseudonym, William Cathay.

great women are? L-R: Stephanie Wilson (NASA Astronaut), Joan Higginbotham (NASA Astronaut), Mae Jemison (NASA Astronaut), Yvonne Cagle (NASA Astronaut), Sharon McDougle (Spacesuit Team Manager). Not pictured is Dr. Jeannette Epps (NASA Astronaut)

Here is a Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in a north Georgia city back in the 80s. The Trooper is black. Standing in front of him and touching his shield is a curious little boy dressed in a Klan hood and robe. I have stared at this picture and wondered what must have been going through that Trooper’s mind. Before the Trooper is an innocent child who is being taught to hate him because of the color of his skin.

35) Oprah Winfrey~This "BOSS LADY" is a media guru,& actress best known for her award winning talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her talk show is the highest rated talk show in history, & was nationally syndicated for 25 years. Her recent venture, The Oprah Winfrey Network(OWN) debut on January 01, 2011.She is the richest African-American, & is a BILLIONAIRE. Oprah Winfrey is one of the most influential women in the world.This is why she is Miss Millionairess of the Day…

Mary Bethune lifted herself from the cotton field to the White House as an adviser to the President of the United States. Her greatest accomplishment, however, was almost single-handily building Bethune-Cookman College in 1923.

Victoria Woodhull (1838 - 1927). She was quite a lady ... the first woman to run for President of the United States (1872); first woman to start a weekly newspaper, first woman along with her sister to operate a brokerage firm in Wall Street (where she made a fortune). She fought for women's rights, against corruption and for labor reforms. The reforms and ideals espoused by her for the common working class against the corrupt rich business elite were extremely controversial in her time.

BARBARA JORDAN - Being from Texas, there aren’t a lot of strong, progressive women in positions of power. Barbara Jordan is the key exception to that rule – she. was. awesome. As the first African American woman elected to the Texas State Senate, she joined the US House as the first female and black representative from a southern state.