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Teens Slay #Prom2K16 in Afrocentric Dresses

Prom is supposed to be one of the best nights of your young life – and one of the most stylish. Prom fashion changes year-to-year & has gone from #backintheday to #promslay2K. Some teens stick to traditional styles, some look to celebs for inspiration & others get creative. But one style that’s getting a lot …

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Magazine Magic ~ 4 Covers. 1#MaySlay. #BlackGirls on the Front Page

It’s May ~ spring hasn’t quite sprung ~ but these May magazine covers stun! Willow Smith, Zendaya, Chloe & Halle Bailey & First Lady Michelle Obama share advice on how to be yourself & create a life that you love. Willow Smith  Teen Vogue magazine calls  cover girl Willow Smith the “coolest girl in the galaxy” & …

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DC Teen Draws Winning Afrocentric Google Doodle

This is today’s Google Doodle – a colorful, powerful illustration called “My Afrocentric Life,” drawn by teen Akilah Johnson, a sophomore at DC’s Eastern (Public) Senior High School. She won a national contest, with her illustration chosen out of 100,00 entries from students around the U.S. This doodle, her answer to this year’s question “what …

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Teens Tackle “Blackgirlhood”

On last Sunday, a group of teen girls spoke about #blackgirlhood, during the Uniquely You Summit‘s #WhatIKnowNow Brunch for women and girls. Meet the panelists: Moderator Khanya Brann (EIC of #fortheloveofblackgirls, Victoria Pannell (16) Known for her work fighting child sex trafficking, Leah Boyd (19) Leukemia survivor, Jazlyn Crawford (16) activist and world traveler, Noor …

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DC Youth Speak Out at Teen Summit

On Saturday, DC Councimember Kenyan R. McDuffie, held a Non-Violence Youth Summit in SE DC. The Ward 5 representative designed the summit to be Youth LED and a place where the city’s young people could speak on topics that affect them and their communities openly and honestly. While there were several adults in the audience, …

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Black Girls Stun on TeenVogue Cover

The August issue of TeenVogue is on the way, and we’re here for the covergirls. Serving #blackgirlbeauty on seperate and a joint cover, Imaan Hammam, Aya Jones & Lineisy Montero are dubbed “The New Faces of Fashion.” And they are brown, brown, brown. So, who are they? And why did they make the cover? “Egyptian-Moroccan Imaan Hammam is …

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Sporty Black Girls are Having the Best Week Ever

It’s Monday. Need some motivation? Check out these sports superstars, who are winning championship games on the world stage, making history, and having a collective best week ever. “We were able to break the [mold] and win a lot of grand slams and change the face of tennis … when tennis was very dominated by white …