This is what an Olympian looks like ~ brown, buff, bodied & beautiful. Top U.S. gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles each cover Teen Vogue’s August “Body Beautiful” issue. That’s a double dose of #blackgirlmagic & double trouble for the competition at next month’s summer Olympic games. Black girls have been featured on the cover […]
Black teen voices matter. See how 3 friends took their social media outrage and turned it into social action, using the #BlackLivesMatter rallying cry for justice.
Last week, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot and killed by police. Outraged protesters marched in cities around the country. This week, three teenage girls -JaKaila Green, Tyyahnna Collins and Dasia Jones- decided to do more than share their emotions with each other. They led a protest march in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee and over 100 people – mostly other teens- joined them. They talked to the Knoxville News Sentinel about why they got involved.
“It all started with Instagram. We’re all friends and we were all just posting about it and very emotional about it,” said JaKaila Green, 16.
“I didn’t want to be the one to post on social media and not be able to get out and stand up for it. I wanted to be able to back up my words,” said 16-year-old Dasia Jones.
“What’s happening in the world today is affecting the young people as well,” she said. “It’s not just the older people. It affects everyone and we have to come together as one,” said Tyyahnna Collins.
Mentors can make a big difference – for teens and adults – especially those who you feel you can relate to in some way. Maybe they grew up in the same neighborhood you did, went to the same school, speak some of the same slang, experienced some of the same issues, or just know what […]
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 […]
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” & […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]