Tracee Ellis Ross is the first black woman in 30 years to be nominated for lead in a comedy series. If you’ve been paying attention to 2016, this has been the year that African Americans have been dominating prime-time television. Ms. Ross, will be following in the footsteps of Phylicia Rashad who was nominated 30 years ago in the same category.

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When speaking with ABC, Ross shared what her nomination means;  “At this age, at this point in my career, to be a first-time nominee is extraordinary. To be nominated on behalf of a show that I am so proud of,” Ross told ABC. “I have not yet gotten married or had a baby, and this is pretty up there on the list.

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“This whole other layer of the historical aspect is mind-boggling to me,” Ross added. “It adds a whole other layer to this that is extraordinary and wonderful.”

We are so proud of you, Tracee!! Congratulations!!

Ms. Kerri L. Hill