Because of Them We Can™

Happy Founders Day to the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated from one of the most adorable future Zeta women. 
98 years ago today, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded at Howard University and became the first and only Black Greek-lettered sorority to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity.

Tag your favorite Zeta below!

Photo via: @bluecheezephotography #zetaphibeta #becauseofthemwecan

Happy Founders Day to the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated from one of the most adorable future Zeta women. 98 years ago today, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded at Howard University and became the first and only Black Greek-lettered sorority to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity. Tag your favorite Zeta below! Photo via: @bluecheezephotography #zetaphibeta #becauseofthemwecan


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We're still basking in all the Black excellence that was at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards last night! 
From Daniel Kaluuya snagging his first Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his incredible performance in Jordan Peele's

We're still basking in all the Black excellence that was at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards last night! From Daniel Kaluuya snagging his first Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his incredible performance in Jordan Peele's "Get Out." To the legendary Danny Glover accepting the NAACP President's Award. To visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay winning Entertainer of the Year. To “Black-ish” being among the biggest winners of the evening. "This is our time,” DuVernay said in her acceptance speech. “We can say we were here when all this gorgeous art was happening, and that we supported it — that we lifted each other up, that we did as Dr. King said we would do : Live the dream. We’re the dream." Click the link in our profile to see full list of winners. #blackexcellence #naacpimageawards #becauseofthemwecan


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This 30-year-old might have started the nation’s first African American and woman-owned student loan debt repayment company.

The costs of college leading to significant student loan debt seems extremely overwhelming to both current and prospective college students and their families. This is precisely why Sonia Lewis decided to form her own team of people who would be dedicated to increasing awareness and formulating feasible action steps around student loan debt repayment.

In 2016, Lewis became known as

This 30-year-old might have started the nation’s first African American and woman-owned student loan debt repayment company. The costs of college leading to significant student loan debt seems extremely overwhelming to both current and prospective college students and their families. This is precisely why Sonia Lewis decided to form her own team of people who would be dedicated to increasing awareness and formulating feasible action steps around student loan debt repayment. In 2016, Lewis became known as "@TheStudentLoanDoctor" and started a coaching business to engage her Philadelphia community around all financial matters related to one's pursuit of higher education. While there are numerous student loan debt management resources across the U.S., Lewis' group seems to be the first Black and woman owned and established group. Visit our website, www.becauseofthemwecan.com, to read full story. #blackgirlmagic #trailblazertuesday #becauseofthemwecan


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"My husband and I are celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary today. We got married 2 years ago on MLK day and my Sorority’s Founders Day (AKA). We wanted to do something to commemorate Black love, service and Dr.King as we met each other during a community service project 4 years prior to. Serving others is the centerpiece of our love..."- Alicia Ray (@aliciasheer) ❤️ How beautiful is this?! Happy Anniversary to the Rays! #blacklove #becauseofthemwecan


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Happy Founders Day to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated from three generations of Alpha women. 
110 years ago today, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded at Howard University, and became the first and oldest historically Black Greek-lettered sorority established by and for African American collegiate women.

Tag your favorite AKA below! 
Photo via: @neeyahh_7, who is pictured with her cousin, aunt, mother, and grandmother. 
#aka #becauseofthemwecan

Happy Founders Day to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated from three generations of Alpha women. 110 years ago today, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded at Howard University, and became the first and oldest historically Black Greek-lettered sorority established by and for African American collegiate women. Tag your favorite AKA below! Photo via: @neeyahh_7, who is pictured with her cousin, aunt, mother, and grandmother. #aka #becauseofthemwecan


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Dr. King's youngest daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, reminding us all to also remember and honor her mother Coretta Scott King, who kept her father's dream alive. 
#MLKDay #becauseofthemwecan

Dr. King's youngest daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, reminding us all to also remember and honor her mother Coretta Scott King, who kept her father's dream alive. #MLKDay #becauseofthemwecan


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Today, we honor the birthdate of one of the most fearless dreamers and influential leaders in history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have turned 89 years old. 
Dr. King, your legacy and dream of equality and justice continues to live on through all those who are fighting to create a better future for us all. Thank you for your incredible vision, service and sacrifice. 
#MLKDay #MLK50Forward #becauseofthemwecan

Today, we honor the birthdate of one of the most fearless dreamers and influential leaders in history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have turned 89 years old. Dr. King, your legacy and dream of equality and justice continues to live on through all those who are fighting to create a better future for us all. Thank you for your incredible vision, service and sacrifice. #MLKDay #MLK50Forward #becauseofthemwecan


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Happy 50th birthday to James Todd Smith (aka @LLCoolJ)! Since scoring his first hit at the age of 17 with his song

Happy 50th birthday to James Todd Smith (aka @LLCoolJ)! Since scoring his first hit at the age of 17 with his song "I Can't Live Without My Radio", LL Cool J has blazed his own trail as a hip-hop pioneer turned actor (who maintained longevity in the entertainment industry), and the first rapper and youngest person to receive a Kennedy Center Honor. "My late grandmother passed some wise advice to me: 'If a task is once begun, never leave it 'til it's done. Be thy labor great or small, do it well or not at all.' That adage has guided everything I have ever done in my life and I couldn't be more grateful because it has led me here."- LL Cool J #happybirthdayllcoolj #becauseofthemwecan


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We'd like to take a moment to honor the 14th and 17th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, civil rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman and distinguished educator Mona Humphries Bailey, who both passed away on Friday.

May their incredible leadership and dedication to service remain an inspiration to us all. 
#dst #becauseofthemwecan

We'd like to take a moment to honor the 14th and 17th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, civil rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman and distinguished educator Mona Humphries Bailey, who both passed away on Friday. May their incredible leadership and dedication to service remain an inspiration to us all. #dst #becauseofthemwecan


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Happy Founders Day to the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated from this beautiful bride and bridal party reppin' sisterhood and fortitude. 
105 years ago today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. That same year, in 1913, the Founders participated in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C., the organization’s first public act. The organization went on to become the world's largest Black Greek-lettered sorority.

Tag your favorite Delta below! 
Photo credit: @incimages 
#dst #j13 #becauseofthemwecan

Happy Founders Day to the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated from this beautiful bride and bridal party reppin' sisterhood and fortitude. 105 years ago today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. That same year, in 1913, the Founders participated in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C., the organization’s first public act. The organization went on to become the world's largest Black Greek-lettered sorority. Tag your favorite Delta below! Photo credit: @incimages #dst #j13 #becauseofthemwecan


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Before the day ends, we have to wish actress/writer extraordinaire, @IssaRae, a very happy 33rd birthday. 
From creating the award-winning web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” to becoming the first Black woman to create and star in a premium cable series with her hit show “Insecure,” Rae has continued to show young girls who look like her the power in being your authentic self. 
#blackgirlmagic #becauseofthemwecan

Before the day ends, we have to wish actress/writer extraordinaire, @IssaRae, a very happy 33rd birthday. From creating the award-winning web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” to becoming the first Black woman to create and star in a premium cable series with her hit show “Insecure,” Rae has continued to show young girls who look like her the power in being your authentic self. #blackgirlmagic #becauseofthemwecan


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Priceless! Brothers Calvin and Riley Ridley (wide receivers for the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs football team respectively) showing sportsmanship and brotherhood by trading jerseys after Alabama beat Georgia in the 2018 national championship game. ❤️ Video via: @espncfb 
#fbf #siblinggoals #becauseofthemwecan

Priceless! Brothers Calvin and Riley Ridley (wide receivers for the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs football team respectively) showing sportsmanship and brotherhood by trading jerseys after Alabama beat Georgia in the 2018 national championship game. ❤️ Video via: @espncfb #fbf #siblinggoals #becauseofthemwecan


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