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Buzzfeed: “17 Black Women Who Deserve their own Biopics”

Not enough roles for black women in Hollywood? Let’s make some!

1. Thandie Newton/Alice Walker, 2. Amber Riley/Aretha Franklin, 3. Kerry Washington/Vonetta McGee, 4. Lupita Nyong'o/Grace Jones, 5. Mo'Nique/Hattie McDaniel, 6. Oprah Winfrey/Mary McLeod Bethune, 7. Regina Hall/Moms Mabley, 8. Teyonah Parris/Assata Shakur, 9. Viola Davis/Shirley Chisholm, 10. Jurnee Smollett/Eartha Kitt

“I have faith in the American people. I believe that we are smart enough to correct our mistakes. I believe we are intelligent enough to recognize the talent, energy and dedication which all Americans, including women and minorities, have to offer.” — Shirley Chisholm

Top 15 Songs to Honor Martin Luther King

Today is Martin Luther King Day. On this day we celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. Here are 15 songs to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and ideals.

  1. Abraham, Martin and John - Marvin Gaye (That’s the Way Love Is, 1970)
  2. American Dream- Bobby Womack (The Poet II, 1984)
  3. Ballad Of Birmingham - Jerry Moore (Life is a Constant Journey Home, 1967)
  4. Blues For Martin Luther King - Otis Spann (Rare Chicago Blues 1962-68, 1968)
  5. The Edge Of A Dream - Minnie Riperton ‎(Perfect Angel, 1974)
  6. Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder (Hotter Than July, 1980)
  7. Heaven Will Welcome You, Dr. King - Big Maybelle (Eleanor Rigby / Heaven Will Welcome You Dr. King, 1968)
  8. I Have A Dream - Solomon Burke (I Have A Dream, 1974)
  9. The Memory Of Dr. Martin Luther King - Bill Moss And The Celestials (I Ain’t Gonna Sing No Rock and Roll, 1983)
  10. Remember Martin Luther King - Shirley Wahls  (Remember Martin Luther King - Shirley Wahls / Walking - Tom Washington Band, 1976)
  11. Time Brings On a Change - Leroy Hutson (Love Oh Love, 1973)
  12. Tribute To Dr. King - The Loving Sisters (A Tribute To Dr. Martin L. King, 1968)
  13. Tributo A Martin Luther King - Wilson Simonal (Tributo A Martin Luther King, 1967)
  14. We’re A Winner - The Impressions (We’re A Winner, 1968)
  15. Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead) - Nina Simone (‘Nuff Said!, 1969)