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  • What does Black excellence mean to me?

  • It is--

  • Black excellence means--

  • To balance what you have been having a hard time

  • answering this question.

  • To me, Black excellence is being unapologetically Black.

  • Hmm.

  • It's just who we are.

  • It means pushing through so many of the obstacles

  • that we often face.

  • It means making the ancestors proud.

  • It motivates and encourages others that are watching.

  • It's setting a standard.

  • It's becoming a representation.

  • To me, Black excellence is just our authenticity.

  • It is our living.

  • Moments of Black excellence in the last year,

  • it's really hard to cherry pick one moment.

  • Black people mobilized in 2020.

  • We were out.

  • Kamala Harris is certainly an example of that.

  • Kamala Harris is everything I would like to be,

  • including good-looking in a power suit.

  • Just seeing someone that looks like me in that position

  • lets me know that all things are possible.

  • And there are no Black feelings.

  • Naomi Osaka and her activism during the US open.

  • Michelle Obama and Stacey Abrams,

  • and what she was able to accomplish,

  • not just in Georgia, but really in the nation of this election.

  • There's not enough words that could

  • be said about Cicely Tyson.

  • That loss was profound.

  • Amanda Gorman.

  • Watching Amanda Gorman up there reading her poems during all

  • this stuff that's going on in the world,

  • and having poise and confidence, that's Black excellence.

  • Let's shout out the women's rumble winner

  • Bianca Belair who is a sister.

  • She is awesome, awesome.

  • We're not going to let these conversations just get

  • swept under the rug and die.

  • And I think that's also part of Black excellence.

  • We can stand together like no other.

What does Black excellence mean to me?

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Celebrate Black Stories: Black Excellence • Hulu

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/26
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