Black Excellence: 7 Badass Black Women Who Paved The Way For Others

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Starr Andrews

2023 TOYOTA U.S. Figure Skating Championships - Day 2

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Starr Andrews is not the first Black woman to win a medal for U.S. figure skating, but she is the first one to do so in over 30 years. The first Black woman to earn this honor was Debra Janine Thomas in 1986. Since then, no Black woman placed in the competition until Starr Andrews broke the streak. At only 21 years old, Andrews has already had a remarkable career, having won the silver medal at the 2022 Skate Canada International and the silver medal at the 2019 International Challenge Cup.

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