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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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These Black Actresses Dazzle The January Issue of Kode Magazine For #GenerationNoir

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black history month, Kode Magazine celebrated it’s 10th issue by debuting their #GenerationNoir which features six young, black actresses who ooze magic and who are dominating the game. The magazine’s own Ricky Bennick interviewed Disney star Zendaya Coleman, Vampire Diaries‘ Kat Graham; Empire’s Serayah, Blackish star Yara…

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Ava DuVernay Discusses Lack of Diversity in Hollywood in Recent Interview

In an on-camera interview with Fast Company, Selma director Ava DuVernay spoke out about the lack of diversity in Hollywood. On the heels of Spike Lee’s recent acceptance speech for his Honorary Oscar, DuVernay spoke about the issue with using the word “diversity” is that it’s become something “medicinal,”; something that is an obligation rather than…

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