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Rihanna, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj may dominate the headlines but they aren’t the only famous females young girls and teenagers can look to as role models and inspiration. Despite Tyga’s recent claim that Black women don’t have a lot of role models, we found several ladies proving that girls do indeed run the world.

Mo’Ne Davis

This summer Mo’Ne Davis grabbed the nation’s attention. That’s because she became the first female pitcher to have a shut out game in the Little League World Series history. The 13-year-old pitching phenom landed on the cover of “Sports Illustrated,” becoming the first little league player, male or female, to do so. Showing a lot of young girls out there that sports isn’t just for the boys, Davis threw the ceremonial first pitch at Game four of the World Series as the San Francisco Giants faced the Kansas City Royals earlier this week.

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