MN Year In Review: 12 Black Women Of The Year

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December 13, 2012 ‐ By

Last year we were shocked to learn that for their annual “Women of The Year” edition, Glamour magazine neglected to highlight a single black woman. So last year we created our own list of black women who did their thang in 2011. We thought it was such a good idea, that we decided to continue the tradition, so here are the black women who’ve made moves in 2012.

The First Lady at the DNC Convention in September. Image: The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images

Michelle Obama

We never tire of talking about our first lady…never. She’s the bees knees. We love Michelle for her fashion choices, the love and dedication she has for her daughters and the support she provides for her husband. We appreciate the causes she’s picked up as First Lady, military families and addressing childhood obesity, since she’s been in the White House. But most importantly, as a black woman I love that Michelle is intelligent, yet doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s accomplished but she’s never shy about talking about where she comes from and encouraging others to follow in her footsteps. I love that little black girls can see a woman of her background and education in such an elevated position. It would be silly to say that she represents all black women; but if someone had never met or interacted with another black woman, Michelle Obama is a great place to start as a shining example of who we are and what we can accomplish.

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  • Felicia Jones

    Love the first lady.

  • http://twitter.com/mssueme Marie Bano

    Robin Roberts, Susan Rice and Oprah should have been included no reality has beens.

  • Dreama

    Ugh!! will everyone just settle down. MN is an entertainment blog and list accurately reflects that. With that said, great job Veronica.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PGJJTZYREJ6G53XS3SM5OVEF5Q Reese

    This commenter didn’t do research at all. There are black women who are changing the world with scientific acheivement, improving schools, one who became the richest woman in the world surpassing Oprah, achievements in health, feeding kids. How are all of these celeebrities and reality stars on this. Ridiculous!!