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Issa Rae Joins Cast of ‘The Hate You Give’ Starring Amandla Stenberg

Black Girl Magic continues to infiltrate creative industries and the Hollywood machine in giant waves. The latest of these comes in the form of news that Issa Rae will join the cast of The Hate You Give. Starring Amandla Stenberg as the 16-year-old protagonist Starr, the film is an adaption of a Black Lives Matter-inspired…

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ICYMI: Yara Shahidi’s Essay on Hollywood Inclusivity and Activism is a Must Read

The incredibly brilliant and exceptionally gorgeous Yara Shahidi penned a paramount essay for i-D that is not only timely, but also of universal importance. Though young, the Black-ish star is a giant among today’s activists who selflessly and unwearyingly uses her voice to educate others as she expands her own knowledge. In this latest piece,…

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Janelle Monae & Amandla Stenberg Discuss Racism, Hollywood and More for Teen Vogue

For Volume III of Teen Vogue‘s Icons issue, Janelle Monae and Amandla Stenberg open up in a candid chat about their friendship and their respective icon statuses. Their obvious, striking beauty aside, both queens are artists, actresses and activists whose tireless efforts to fight back against racial, social and even creative injustices have already begun…

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Raury Protests Dolce & Gabbana from the Runway

Along with the titles of singer, songwriter and fashion model, Atlanta’s own Raury is a proven advocate for social justice. This past weekend, he shocked the world by protesting Dolce & Gabbana from the runway while walking in the luxury line’s own Summer ’18 fashion show in Milan. The singer was recruited to be one of the…

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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: A young man gestures as he and others participate in in a protest at Marshall Park September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after clashes during protests in the city in response to the fatal shooting by police officers of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Social Influencers Use The #MannequinChallenge to Take on Police Brutality

This week’s internet sweeping trend has resulted in the mass communication of an important message. The #MannequinChallenge hashtag is filled with humorous tidbits of random stand-still activity. But internet actress, writer, and director Simone Shepherd teamed up with a few talented actors to demonstrate what happens when African Americans are stopped by police. Appropriately titled #BlackAndBlue,…

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Jhené Aiko Supports Female Empowerment With ‘Girl Up’ Campaign

We’ve always known R&B sweetheart Jhené Aiko to be a feminist, from her sultry cover of Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” to ongoing themes in her latest installment, Souled Out. Now she’s doing more than just using her melodic vocals to bring awareness. The California native recently joined forces with Girl Up, a new campaign from…

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This Black-Palestine Solidarity Visual Features Lauryn Hill & More

In this deep felt short clip on the connections between Black-American and Palestinian struggle, some familiar faces stand out, including R&B songstress Lauryn Hill, writer Angela Davis, actor Danny Glover and many more. The diverse group of academics, artists and activists all came together in solidarity, holding signs and sharing quotes from victims to speak out against state-sanctioned…

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