‘Becoming’ Breaks Records, Cardi Gave Us A Mood, And More Cheers For Women Of Color This Week

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In spite of the ongoing government shutdown that appears to have no end in sight, there were still a few good reasons to cheer for women of color this week.

We celebrated the birthday of Michelle Obama, whose best-seller “Becoming” is currently holding Amazon’s longest top streak since 2012.

Rihanna showed us that sometimes you gotta check your own family … over a check. She reportedly is suing her dad for trying to trade off the shine she put on their family’s name.

Despite almost being canceled by black Twitter and the like, Gladys Knight stands by her decision to perform the National Anthem in this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, GA next month.

Some folks find it ironic that she’ll be singing the same song that Colin Kaepernick knelt in protest to, but others are hoping that she’ll use her visibility and platform to make a statement of her own. Either way, she’s taking her “Midnight Train To Georgia” no matter what y’all say (are you gonna watch?)

And speaking of politics, in between promos for her latest music video Cardi B gave us a whole mood in an IG video breaking down about why the government shutdown is a serious problem. Despite her spot-on analysis, she left some politicians questioning whether it was okay to re-post her video.

Also on the political front, C-SPAN reports that their tweet of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first House floor speech is the most-viewed video on @cspan by a member of the House. It now has over 3 million views.

That’s it for this week! Cheers to the next one …

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