Chaka Khan Celebrates Black Female Icons In Pop Culture With #FineWomenFriday Hashtag

The ESSENCE Festival 2017 performer is saluting some of the other amazing Black women who have inspired us all in more ways than one.

Music legend and 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer Chaka Khan is one of the most accomplished divas in entertainment, but lately, she's been using a popular social media hashtag to shine a spotlight on other amazing Black women in pop culture.

#FineWomenFriday is a trending hashtag on social media where women from all walks of life celebrate themselves or their fellow fabulous female cohorts. For the past few weeks, Chaka Khan has put her own spin on the trend, using the hashtag show love to some of the many inspiring Black women who have made lasting impacts on various industries including music, film and sports. 

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Most recently,  the stunning 63-year-old icon took a moment to celebrate fellow R&B songstress Anita Baker, who celebrated her 59th birthday on January 26.

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Others Chaka has celebrated include the extraordinary women who inspired the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures film, Venus and Serena Williams and Pam Grier. See a few more of Chaka's posts saluting Black female trailblazers below and don't forget to grab your tickets for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival, where Chaka Khan will light up the stage, along with host of your favorite names in music.

Happy Birthday @fatbellybella! You're doing a marvelous job as doula! Love you much!!!

A photo posted by Chaka Khan (@chakaikhan) on Feb 26, 2014 at 2:00pm PST

Isn't @ImAngelaBassett FABULOUS? Another pic from the SHADE FREE @essencemag Black Women in Hollywood event.

A photo posted by Chaka Khan (@chakaikhan) on Mar 1, 2014 at 4:00pm PST

Backstage with my girl @queenlaifah at Monk Institute last night. So proud of her!

A photo posted by Chaka Khan (@chakaikhan) on Nov 10, 2014 at 10:39am PST

I absolutely love @ledisi! She was gracious enough to help me rock DC last night!

A photo posted by Chaka Khan (@chakaikhan) on Jan 17, 2015 at 2:03pm PST

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