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During Women’s History Month, we have to acknowledge the Black women who are fabulously blazing unmarked trials to inspire and achieve. There aren’t as many Black firsts still available that these talented women can conquer, but there are a few areas left where they can still make a historic mark.

Some are already well on the way, others are just beginning, but have already accomplished some impressive achievements. We take a look at the Black women we think are poised to make even more history.

Michelle Obama Speaks At Black History Month Event At The White House

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Age: 52

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

History Made: First Black First Lady Of The United States

History To Be Made: First First Lady To Found A School

Michelle Obama recently said that she’s going to continue her crusade to get women educated. As over 60 million girls worldwide, don’t attend school it’s a worthy cause. Michelle could be a college president, but we believe she will, like Oprah Winfrey, found her own school instead of just putting her name on one. However, Mrs. Obama will likely found a school right in her hometown.

'Toiles Enchantees' Red Carpet At Publicis Cinema

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Age: 49

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

History Made: First Black women to win Best Actress Oscar

History To Be Made: First Academy Award winning producer of a film named Best Picture

Halle Berry has already made Oscar history but we think she can do it again. No Black female or male has ever won an Oscar for producing a Best Picture winner. Berry’s history in Hollywood and her clout as a former Oscar winner as well as her contacts (and her earnings) could help her get involved in the kind of high-caliber film project that wins awards. And with Black female directors like Ava DuVernay, Gina Prince Bythewood and Amma Asante making films, Berry seems like the type that would help other Black women in making a film that would also allow them to make history.

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