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Well, we’ve reached the end of yet another week, and while we’re a little bit sad today is officially the last day of summer, we’re buoyed by the fact that our sisters across the globe are getting it in and making great strides in every aspect of society.

While most media outlets don’t take the time to shine a light on our accomplishments–choosing only to focus on sensationalized negative moments–we here at CLUTCH want to take a little time to highlight a few of the wonderful news involving black women.

1: Keija Minor becomes the first person of color to be editor-in-chief of a Condé Nast publication. Minor, former EIC at Uptown­, snagged the top spot at Brides, shattering the all-white glass ceiling. Congrats! {WWD}

2: Black women are leading the fight against voter suppression. Many GOP-controlled states across the country have instituted strict voter ID laws aimed at making voting more difficult. These laws will disproportionately affect elderly and minority voters, but black women are fighting back. During this year’s Congressional Black Caucus meeting, Michelle Obama and others are speaking about the political engagement and financial prowess of black women. {The AP}

3: Jeanette Jenkins, in-demand celebrity trainer, scored a new makeover show on BET. The show will pair Jenkins with people who are looking to get in shape and change their lives. Although the show will include a few celeb drop-ins, Jenkins says it will show viewers how to get into shape using things they already have in their homes. {All Hip hop}

4: Maud Chifamba, a 14-year-old orphaned teen in Zimbabwe overcame the odds and is now attending college! After her parents died, Maud says she knew she had to work harder. Now, the youngster is attending the University of Zimbabwe and pursuing her bachelors degree. Her dream? She wants to be an accountant, and based on her determination thus far, I’m sure she’ll make it. {CNN}

5: Ketanji Brown Jackson just became the second black women nominated to the D.C. federal court in the past 30 years. Jackson, a U.S. Sentencing Commission member, was nominated by President Obama and would become the second full judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia if she is confirmed by Congress. {Washington Post}

Heard a positive story about black women this week? Share it! 

Photo cred: The Associated Press

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  • So glad to see my fellow Zimbo mentioned up there. Inspirational young girl! Proud of you Maud!

  • J

    Awesome. I love the positive stories! :-)