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8 September Magazine Covers Feature Incredible Black Women

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

No one was ready for the slayage these magazines brought for their September issues. Serena Williams, Beyoncé, Misty Copeland, Queen Latifah, C...

Amandla Stenberg On Science, Activism And Her Idols

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices

She schooled the world on cultural appropriation, and even called out Kylie Jenner as an example of it. She took Jaden Smith to p...

Amandla Stenberg Is Fearless And Awesome In 'Dazed' Magazine

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices

Amandla Stenberg is oozing #BlackGirlMagic on the latest cover of ‘Dazed’ magazine.  The 16-year-old "Hunger Games" star posed o...

Open Letter to Allure, The New York Times and Other "Lamestream" Publications: If You Don't Know, You Better Ask Somebody

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Ama Yawson

You know the drill. One of you mainstream, aka "lamestream," publications publishes an article or statement perhaps about a "current" topic and diverse readers lash out against you all for cultural insensitivity, cultural appropriation, or general cluelessness.

8 Times Black Hairstyles Have Been Culturally Appropriated

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices

On Wednesday, Elle UK called baby hair a "trend" and credited Katy Perry for inspiring it.  They were wrong -- black women have been ro...

Cultural Appropriation Isn't Okay, Neither is Attacking Kids

Demetria Lucas D'Oyley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices
Demetria Lucas D'Oyley

Andy Cohen is messy. We know this. That said, he got too messy labeling 16-year-old actress Amandla Stenberg "Jackhole of the Day" on Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live. What's worse, Laverne Cox and Andre Leon Talley, two Black folk, sat there and let that slide.

Cultural Appropriation: It's Not About Kylie Jenner's Braids

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

The moment mainstream media respectfully recognizes, acknowledges and represents the source, purpose, and most importantly the people behind different cultures, rather than reduce it to just costumes or hot trends, is the moment we can begin to define "cultural exchange."

Laverne Cox: 10 Seconds Isn't Enough To Unpack Cultural Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

Laverne Cox has come out to defend herself against criticism of a recent television appearance, during which Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" host A...

#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter Is What Happens When Misogyny Meets Racism

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices

On Friday, the hashtag "#whitegirlsdoitbetter" began trending on Twitter. Active since as early as 2013 and initially associated with porn promotion s...

Amandla Stenberg And The Sad Reality Of The 'Angry Black Girl' Stereotype

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.16.2015 | Black Voices

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Andy Cohen Dubs Amandla Stenberg And Kylie Jenner Feud 'Jackhole Of The Day' On 'WWHL'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment

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Justin Bieber Defends Kylie Jenner And Her Cornrows

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber went to Kylie Jenner's defense after the reality star was accused of appropriating black culture after styling her hair in cornrows.&nbs...

5 Things Wrong with the Reaction to Amandla Stenberg's Words

Camryn Garrett | Posted 07.14.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

Everyone leaves comments on celebrity Instagram pictures. It's just a thing that people do now. Some leave pleasent comments, others leave hateful messages, and some try to use high profile accounts to promote themselves.

Amandla Stenberg: Black Female Bodies Are Treated As Less Than Human

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices

“Do black females lives matter, too?”  That's the big question  16-year-old Amandla Stenberg posed on Instagram on Su...

Amandla Stenberg Calls Out Kylie Jenner For Cultural Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.12.2015 | Black Voices

Again? Amandla Stenberg has schooled everyone in the past about the unfortunate reality of cultural appropriation -- but it appears Kylie Jenner...

How Boys Like Jaden Smith Are Redefining Black Masculinity

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.05.2015 | Black Voices

A few years ago, the “carefreeblackgirl” hashtag populated social media with photos of black women with candy-colored afros and waist-length braid...

Jaden Smith Goes To Prom With 'Hunger Games' Actress Amandla Stenberg

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment

These two totally have our vote for prom king and queen. Jaden Smith escorted "Hunger Games" actress Amandla Stenberg to prom on Friday night, and...

16-year-old Amandla Stenberg Schools Everyone On Cultural Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices

“What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?” That’s the question 16-year-old Amandla Stenberg, th...

'Hunger Games' Star Joins NBC Comedy

Posted 02.27.2013 | TV

NBC has cast "The Hunger Games" star Amandla Stenberg in its Craig Robinson comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The untitled pilot is base...

A Celebration of Black Women on Film in 2012

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

As Black History Month begins, let's celebrate the women of color on film who embraced the challenges of directing, producing and diverse on camera roles in milestone achievements of a year past.

My Journey Through The Games

Jacqueline Emerson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Teen
Jacqueline Emerson

I was probably the most nervous I'd ever been when I went up onstage to do my scene with Stanley Tucci! Imagine this: Your first line in a movie. Ever. Onstage. With your acting idol. Totally improvised. In front of three hundred people.