The Friday 5

Well Clutchettes we’ve made it through another week! This week fabulous Black women did some amazing things, so let’s kick the weekend off right with amazing headlines made by Black women this week.

Chaka Khan Launches Exclusive Line of Chocolates and Candles
As if her sultry music wasn’t enough to get you in the mood, music legend Chaka Khan is launching an exclusive line of chocolates, Chakalates, and Khana Sutra candles just in time for Valentine’s Day.  The yummy goodies are Chaka’s signature recipe of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, with velvety bass notes, while adding a nature inspired fragrance of pine mixed with natural soy wax for her candles.  The singer is also donating a portion of the proceeds to her Chaka Khan Foundation.  Sweet!  {Huffington Post}

Toni Braxton, Wendy Williams and Gabrielle Douglas Go Red for Heart Health
You’ve gotta love when our favorite women use their fabulous black star power for good.  This week singer Toni Braxton, talk show host Wendy Williams and Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas to their star power to the catwalk for the 2013 Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show.  The runway show is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and seeks to raise awareness to the issue of women and heart disease.  Nice!

Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Person to Develop Mobile Game App
Technically she’s not a fabulous Black woman yet, but she’s a fabulous (and smart!) Black girl so we’re going to celebrate her!  This week first grader 7-year-old Zora Ball became the youngest person to create a mobile video game.  Zora, who attends the Harambee Institute of Science and Technology, developed the game using programming language Bootstrap, which is usually taught to students between the ages of 12 and 16, to help them learn concepts of algebra via video game development.  The app was unveiled at the FATE Bootstrap Expo in Philly.  {Black Youth Project}

Robin Roberts heading back to GMA on Feb. 20
After undergoing a life saving bone marrow surgery back in September as treatment for as treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts has announced that she will be back in the anchor chair starting February 20th.  Robin’s resilient spirit has definitely been an amazing and inspiring inspiration to millions across the country and we can’t wait to see her back on the air! {NY Daily News}

Madame Tussauds Honors Whitney Houston with Four Wax Statues
Just in time to celebrate the one year anniversary of her passing, the famed Madame Tussauds wax museum has unveiled four brand new statues of Whitney Houston, each from a different period in her stellar 30 year career.  The unveiling will mark the first time in the more than 200-year history of Madame Tussauds that four distinct wax likenesses of a single subject representing different points of their life have been created.

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