Black actresses have emerged to be the big winners of the 67th Emmy Awards last night! And just like Taraji P. Henson cheers we at Urban Chicks With Brains are gladly to share this great news with our readers.

Viola Davis, the lead actress of the drama serie How to Get Away with Murder became the first black woman in history to win Best Actress in the category of Drama Series. Davis’s powerful acceptance speech was one of the crowning moments of the night after the actress highlighted the issue of visibility and roles for black women. “The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity,” she said. “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. Here’s to all the writers. The awesome people that are Ben Sherwood, Paul Lee, Pete Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes. People who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.” Davis ended her powerful speech by dedicating her award to A-list black actresses including Kerry Washington, Halle Berry, Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union.

Other winners where Orange Is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her character Crazy Eyes to a standing ovation from her co-stars. She also gave an emotional speech. Regina King, who is a veteran with almost  was also 20 years of acting, was visibly shocked after winning Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for American Crime. This was the first time King had been nominated for an Emmy, and received the accolade to loud cheers from her fellow nominees including American Horror Story’s Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett.

This win made a huge impact on the black community. Not only in America, but also in The Netherlands. Through the social media group The Natural Hair Club, an influential group of mostly women of color with different ethnic hair types, a lot of members applaud to this news post.