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Willow Smith speaks on being a Chanel ambassador
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Willow Smith is the new Chanel Muse & Wants to Inspire Teens

“It’s not every day that a 15 year-old black girl with dreads gets elected to be the Chanel ambassador.”

Willow Smith for Chanel
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“I know a lot of girls that look like me feel that they’re not beautiful and feel like they don’t have a place in the media or a place in the world.”

Willow Smith speaks on being a Chanel ambassador
Willow for Chanel | Photo: Thibault Camus, AP

“I want them to know that’s not true, and if you’re confident and you love yourself, then everything you see, your perception, will start to change and you’ll see things differently. I want to show those girls that might not think they’re beautiful (that) they are.”

Check out her new eyewear campaign.

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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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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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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 …

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Teen Prom Dress Design Star Continues to Shine

Prom is always a big deal – the final night of high school where you can get dressed way up, go out to a huge party, and just enjoy being young, beautiful and happy while your friends and family celebrate your moment. But I don’t ever remember prom being as big of a deal as it was …

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TEENS, Be Seen & Heard at 2015 Youth Summit 2015!

Homegirls in NY, the 2015 “Our Voices, Our Movement” Youth Summit is coming your way! Hosted by: Girls for Gender Equity, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, the Center for Anti-Violence Education & the Ya-Ya Network, this summit is all about you and being led by teens like you! Come and enjoy fun workshops, activities & learn …

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Homegirls Learn to #BeGreat at the 8th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit

On Saturday, almost 200 middle school and high school aged girls met up at St. Francis College in Brooklyn for the 8th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit, where they danced, laughed, learned, and made new friends. If you weren’t there, here’s what you missed! Sista-2-Sista (S2S) is a FREE two-day youth summit held every year during …