Day 27! SAY IT LOUD! I AM BLACK AND I AM PROUD! Next up on the BLACK GIRL MAGIC series…VIOLA oscar tony emmy DAVIS! ?? Last night, Viola went on to be the second Black Woman (after Whoopi Goldberg) to win an Oscar, Tony, and Emmy…and the FIRST BLACK WOMAN to win all 3 for acting!? Let me tell you why her win is a win for Black Girls/Women everywhere…When I was younger I got made fun of a lot for being Jamaican. I remember being in Kindergarten and kids coming up to me saying I was taking their jobs! ? From that moment in time I promised myself that I would never run away from my skin color nor my heritage! ?? My mother and my sister are light skin…and my brothers and my father are dark skin. While I noticed that I did not easily fit into either category…and there wasn’t a huge brown skin movement at the time…I chose for myself what I would be. So I identified myself as dark skinned my entire life…fully aware that it was taboo and unpopular. If I was going to be an outcast…even in the Black Community…I was going to make a statement! ?? My cousin, a stunning dark skin woman, would always tell me that I was not dark skinned and that she could not understand why I wanted to identify that way. But I still did it anyways. I stood with my dark skinned sistas and when they shined I shined. Viola’s win is just that important for little Black girls all over the world! Every day black girls have to choose whether they walk with pride or shame! Viola broke barriers as a Dark Skinned woman in institutions that were created for white people! And she did it without apologizing for her blackness nor trying to lighten herself! That in itself…wrapped with all her talent and her beauty…is not only Black Excellence but the epitome of BLACK GIRL MAGIC! ?? #thankyou #violadavis #whoopigoldberg #blackgirlmagic #blackhistorymonth #westillhavealongwaytogo #butmyGodisanawesomeGod #darkskinwomenshine #fortheloveofallblackwomen ~KJM on Charm School Monday?