25 Reasons We Loved Being Black Women in 2013

Black women shined bright in 2013. Everywhere we looked, sisters were charting their own successful paths and reminding us that nothing can get in our way when we're determined to reach the top. This year, we met the world's richest Black woman (and it's not Oprah), a Black woman became the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Olivia Pope, we mean Kerry Washington, was certainly among the most powerful women on our TV screens. Here are 25 reasons Black women rocked in 2013.