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” & […]

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 […]

When High School Love Hurts & You Need Help

When Shania was 14, she found herself in a dangerously abusive relationship. Two years later, she shared her story of how she got out and her advice for others dealing with teen dating abuse. How did you meet? I was 14 and I met him in my high school in the Bronx.  The relationship was […]

15: In Love & In the Fight of My Life, FOR My Life

I grew up in a bad neighborhood in the Bronx,, in the ghetto.   I grew up around gangs, drugs, all of that. I was mature because my home situation wasn’t great, but I wasn’t fast. I was a Catholic School girl; I didn’t have my first kiss until 12. I was 13 when I got […]

When Love Hurts…Day One Can Help

What do you do when dating abuse happens to you? Or to someone you know? Where can you turn when the person you love hurts you the most? We spoke to Stephanie Nilva, Executive Director of the NY-based organization called “Day One” about how they can help. What is Day One and what does the […]

My Teen Dating Abuse Story

February is Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month. Each Thursday, during the month of February, we’ll share a teen dating abuse story that was shared with us. Meet Lauren… He was the guy that every girl wanted to be with. He had the most amazing outgoing personality, he was extremely attractive, everyone loved him. He was, […]

Homegirl 2 Homegirl: Amanda Seales Shares Lessons About Life, Career, & Happiness

Amanda Seales is a modern-day everywoman~ she does it all ~ DJ. Rapper. Singer. Radio host. TV host/commentator. Web series creator/host. Actress. Poet. Artist. Writer. Comedian. Performer. CEO. ~ and does it well. She shares with Homegirl Mag some of the lessons she’s learned, Homegirl 2 Homegirl: If I had to describe myself, I’d say […]

Kick-Starting a Business | Go from Inspiration to Entrepreneur

We all dream of growing up and doing something we love, so for some of us, that means creating the career we want. Brooklyn-born entrepreneur Erica Purnell, who currently reps Queens, tells us how she took her love of sneakers and her flair for design and turned it into Pink Eye, a custom shoe-design business. […]

Meet P Star : Harlem’s Own Rhyme Star

A version of this article initially appeared in the first issue of HomegirlNYC mag. You may have heard Priscilla “P Star” Diaz called the “Young Feminist Phenomenon,” (from her rap label) or “The Young Harlem Phenomenon” (from her movie poster). If not, you should get to know her. She’s young, she raps (since she was […]

A Bronx Girl’s Tale : Triumph After Teen Pregnancy

This article initially appeared in the first issue of HomegirlNYC mag. I grew up in a lower income neighborhood in the Bronx. It wasn’t the projects, but it looked like one—drugs, gangs, every possible negative thing there was, I saw it. But my home life was good. My parents have been together for like 30 […]