we will never be satisfied - bad-ass broadway feminists who have empowered women and changed the face of musical theatre

the schuyler sisters - hamilton // i can do better than that - the last five years // it won’t be long now - in the heights // right hand man - something rotten! // watch what happens - newsies // all to pieces - violet // ring of keys - fun home // on the steps of the palace - into the woods // naughty - matilda // everything’s coming up roses - gypsy // take me or leave me - rent // don’t rain on my parade - funny girl // colored woman - memphis // lot’s wife - caroline, or change // bring it on - bring it on: the musical // before it’s over - dogfight // astonishing - little women // shall i tell you what i think of you - the king and i // get out and stay out - 9 to 5 // satisfied - hamilton // defying gravity - wicked // so much better - legally blonde //

L I S T E N

A 15-year-old high school sophomore got a perfect score on the ACT (American College Testing) exam.

Dwight Moore, a student at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis scored a 36 out of 36 on the college entrance exam putting him in rare company—less than one percent of the 1.9 million test takers received a perfect score in 2015.

Moore reportedly said that he thought the score was a mistake when he first saw it.

“I sat there in shock for a second. There is no way this is right,” he said. “It didn’t have the writing score so I thought this was just a placeholder for later so I am not getting my hopes up; when the writing score came out too, I actually got a 36.”

Keep goin’ man. You show that blac people are as well aducated as everybody. And even more! Nice job! I wish you succeed in becoming a kind of serious, cuz such a powerful brain deserves the best. This is a real #BlackPride

#BlackLivesMatter

Helen Ann Smith at Harlem House, Beale St, Memphis, TN, 1950s.  Ernest C. Withers—Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, © Ernest C. Withers Trust  (LIFE).

From the upcoming Smithsonian photo book African American Women. “We made a point of choosing images of people who aren’t famous,” says Michèle Gates Moresi, the [National Museum of African American History and Culture]’s supervisory curator of collections. “They aren’t known as leaders, but they were to their communities.”