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Viola Davis Becomes The First African-American Woman To Win An Emmy

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  •  September 21, 2015

Did you guys watch the Emmys last night?  I couldn’t.

But I read the highlights this morning and from what I know, dear friends, the night witnessed a proud and first-of-its-kind moment in history: an African-American woman, Viola Davis, won an Emmy for the best actress in a drama series.

The beautiful woman clad in a white gown took the stage and her words laced with joy and emotions, stirred the audience. Watch her as she addresses this historical moment:

With gleaming eyes, the How to Get Away With Murder actress said something that evoked an equally emotional response:

“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”

How very rightly said! I cannot help but wonder how her powerful statement not only applies to women of color, but actually to all women. What do you think?

By the way, Team JWB is blowing out hugs to you Viola! Many congratulations!

And for all of you, who want to know the other winners from last night, click here.

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