Damita Jo Taught Me Black Girl Magic

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By Madalyn McKnight

I feel like she is an aunt to me so I call her Damita Jo. But not just any aunt. That cool aunt that lets you call her by her given name and introduces you to style, independence, and the strength of a woman. That is how I felt growing up listening to Janet Damita Jo Jackson. Everything about Janet exudes black girl magic. I remember the first time I saw the Velvet Rope Tour on ABCFamily back in the day. I tried to mimic her moves and facial expressions.  I also remember voting daily for her to be entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her illustrious career somehow came down to the vote of regular people that have final say on whether or not she was worthy.

She is not regular, and OF COURSE, she is worthy.

Her career doesn’t even require…

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Published by singsongblackbird

I am a young African-American professional who loves to read, engage in intellectually stimulating conversation, and is led by God. Learning is a gateway and opens doors I can never imagine every single day and grateful for what God teaches me. Some lessons are painful and some come easy; I'm just glad I'm alive to experience them. I am also a southern girl with southern charm and I've been told I'm funny too! Follow my blog means following my thoughts and I appreciate you for staying along and sharing my journey!

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