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The “I’M BLACK EVERY MONTH” campaign that's trending on social media got me thinking about black people who inspire us daily. Learn more about three of them below. #blackhistorymonth

Donald is an actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer and songwriter—basically he’s a modern Renaissance Man, and he’s been killin’ it in the game. He was not only one of the youngest black writers on "30 Rock"at 23, but he grabbed two Golden Globes in January for his TV show "Atlanta." And in late 2016 he proved he's innovative AF when he threw a festival in Joshua Tree National Park where he performed new songs under his musical alter ego, Childish Gambino. The festival even had its own app.

In May of 2016, Elaine was named the first black editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue at just 29 years old. Landing that gig made her the youngest person to get that job in the history of Conde Nast, the mag's publisher. She's been hitting us with dope content, like this article "6 Misconceptions About Native American People" ever since.

Issa signed a deal with HBO off the strength of her web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," back in 2013. Her show "Insecure," which she stars in and executive produces, debuted on the network in 2016 and its' the truth! She tells stories about black lives that are mad powerful and hilarious. She also inked a 2-year deal with HBO to develop diverse programming.

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