These Black Girls Were Just Named The “Most Influential Teens of 2015” by TIME

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Recently TIME magazine released it’s annual list of “The 30 Most Influential Teens” — and this year, three of your faves made the cut:

1. Amandla Stenberg, 17
From speaking out against the Columbusing of our culture to calling out Kylie Jenner on her own cultural appropriation to co-writing a new comic book about a character of mixed-race heritage, it’s no wonder she landed this list.

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2. Malia Obama, 17

When a leaked photo of you wearing a branded tee surfaces on IG, causing a major spike in web traffic to the brand’s Wikipedia page; or, you get to intern at one of the biggest HBO shows; or, you break the internet just because you went to visit a prospective college, it’s safe to say you’re mad influential.

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3. Zendaya, 19

*Has custom Barbie made in her image. Drops mic.* We could just leave that right there, but Z’s influence goes much further than that. Queen of the classy clapback, Zendaya had to let a few people know this year, namely Giuliana Rancic, the woman who made fun of her Oscar’s dreadlocked ‘do and a few social media people who thought nothing of mocking her parents. Oh, and ya girl was also one of the judges on Miss America this year.

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1 Comment on These Black Girls Were Just Named The “Most Influential Teens of 2015” by TIME

  1. Can we all have a little Sasha Appreciation Moment?
    She was on the 2014 version of this list with her sister. But this year she didn’t make the cut. Both Jenner sisters made it both years, so sibling doubling isn’t the problem. I know she’s not in the public eye as much as Malia because she’s younger but she’s just as well known. So many of the kids who beat her out are just “yeah I have a lot of Instagram followers”. Meanwhile Sasha’s greeting diplomats.

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