Black women are the most underrepresented and disadvantaged members of American society.
The Black Lives Matter movement aims to change that.
Black women make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, but they represent more than half of the police officers killed in the line of duty, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
For every Black woman killed by a police officer, three Black men are killed by the same agency.
But that doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of a special mention.
Here are 10 of the most beautiful and influential Black women who have stood up for Black women.1.
Maria Bamford The Black American actress who made headlines for her role in “Selma,” is also known for her work on the hit television show “Orange is the New Black.”
She is the founder of the Black Lives Movement, a grassroots movement for the liberation of Black people from the criminal justice system.
In her memoir, “Black Women’s Lives,” Bamford writes of her journey from a childhood of abuse and neglect to living a life free of violence.
She also wrote a book about her experience.
In it, she talks about how her mother died of cancer when she was a teenager.2.
Angela Davis Davis Angela Davis is an American civil rights activist and activist.
She was the first Black woman elected to Congress in 1964 and became the first female leader of the NAACP in 1955.
Davis has advocated for civil rights, voting rights, equal pay for equal work and the right to education.
Davis is a nationally renowned speaker, and she was the winner of the 2017 National Black Poetry Slam, which honors the voices of the best poets and spoken word artists in the country.3.
Marjorie Haze Davis Davis is the daughter of Marjory Haze, a black American civil war veteran who was a military strategist in the Civil War.
She served as the wife of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and as a U.N. Special Envoy to the United Nations from 1946 to 1951.
Davis was the U:S.
Ambassador to the UN from 1970 to 1974.4.
Alice Walker Alice Walker is the first black woman to win an Academy Award.
Walker is best known for “The Color Purple,” which she wrote as a teenager in 1969.
She is a writer, director and activist, and is also the founder and chair of the “Alice Walker Institute for the Arts.”5.
Black Panther Party The Black Panther party is an African American political organization.
The party was founded in 1972 by Huey Newton, who was killed by police in 1968.
In 1977, he founded the Black Panther Youth League, which was founded to educate black youth.
In 1994, the Black Panthers formed the Black Youth Project to address racial injustice in Chicago.6.
Celine Dion The singer and songwriter is the wife and mother of singer Celine, a Grammy Award winner.
She has written six songs and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.7.
Margo Martindale Martindalale is an actress who has won several Oscars for her roles in “Caddyshack” and “The King of Queens.”
She’s a regular on the Emmy Awards, nominated for her performance in the 2013 film “Hail, Caesar!” and for her voice in the 2012 movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”8.
Marisa Tomei Tomei is a Filipino-American actress and activist who has had roles in the films “Fargo” and the upcoming “The Good Wife.”
She won an Emmy Award for best supporting actress for her supporting role as a mother and grandmother in the 2016 film “Thelma & Louise.”9.
Auli’i Cravalho Cravalhos role as an Irish Catholic nun in the Netflix series “The Girl on the Train” earned her an Emmy nomination for best actress in a drama series.
Cravalo’s role in the show helped make her a household name.10.
Anya Taylor-Joy Anya’s breakout role in HBO’s “Veep” was a recurring character in the series, which premiered in 2016.
She’s the daughter and sister of “Saturday Night Live” legend Leslie Jones.