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The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

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Every hero’s journey reaches a point where the person is so far removed from their past life that you almost forget about it. And folks, Mary J. Blige, the Oscar nominated actress, has arrived.

MJB went from asking what the 411 is to overcoming one of her toughest years personally, to becoming a double Academy Award nominee. Talk about the Strength Of A Woman.

 

But our beloved MJB isn’t the first Black songstress to be Oscar nominated for her acting. She joins a club of elite African American singer/actresses who’ve changed the way people view Black female entertainers in Hollywood.

Hit the flip to see who else is in the “sanga turned (Oscar Nominated) actress” club with Mary J. Blige.

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