Celebrating Black History Month: 5 Fierce Black Females You Should Know!

Move over, Beyonce! Here are 5 fierce females—from actors to activists—to add to your list

Park Cannon

This badass women’s health advocate won a runoff election last week for Georgia’s State House, running with 59 percent of votes and defeating former state Rep. Ralph Long III. The 24-year-old (!!!) is to become one of only three openly gay women in the Georgia House.



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Rahiel Tesfamariam

This activist, writer, speaker and theologian is the founder of UrbanCusp.com, an edgy online magazine that acts as a platform for voices and ideas not commonly represented in mainstream media. In response to the Ferguson decision in 2014, Tesfamariam led a celebrity-backed economic boycott of Black Friday called #NotOneDime. A former Washington Post columnist, Tesfamariam offers a strong leading voice for black millennials.


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Ellen and Lana Ector

We’re fan-girling hard over this dynamic mother-daughter duo. The definition of a powerhouse team, this Atlanta-based pair are the founders of Black Girls Work Out Too, inspiring African American women across the country to get fit and healthy. In addition to their wealth of online resources, the women teach classes and are creators of the popular fitness DVD under the same name.


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Esosa E.

This actor, producer, writer, vegan advocate and designer is making waves in entertainment. Called a “Young African Visionary” by Obaseema Magazine, Esosa is currently rocking the role of Ngozi on the viral TV and web series “An African City.” Before that, Esosa has appeared on numerous popular platforms including BET and MTV, and her film “50 Bucks in Argentina,” was an official selection in the 2011 Cannes Film Short Corner.

From fitness gurus to political powerhouses, black women across the country are making moves—and headlines. We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2016 holds!

Zoe Eisenberg


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