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They Gave Her An Award. And In Return, She Gave A Bad@$$ Speech That All Women Should Hear.

Tracee Ellis Ross' acceptance speech for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series was the perfect mix of gracious, inspiring, and, of course, funny. But the bit that stuck out most was her poignant thoughts on what it means to be a woman — and, more importantly, a woman who loves herself.

"I love being a woman, I love playing a woman, I love being a whole and full woman. I am more than my parts, and we all are. And we all as women need to continue to change our gaze from how we are seen to how we are seeing. We are full and beautiful women, and let us live in that. I love being a mother on TV. And all I have to say is, I hope that life imitates art or art imitates life and marriage and babies are around the corner." — Tracee Ellis Ross

Check out the full speech below.


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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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