Features

What to Listen to During Lockdown: A #QuarantinePlaylist

‘Cause music heals, y’all. By Ava Marshall With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it can be hard to relax. From Black folks disproportionately dying of it to the intensity and frequency of the news, feelings of anxiety are definitely normal. Trust, we feel you. Completely. To help ease your stress and worry, we’re comin’ through […]

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Health

Your Social Distancing Survival Guide

We are going to get through this together. By Ava Marshall As of Monday, March 30, 2020, the United States has nearly 141,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and 2,405 deaths. This new infection has shaken the world, commanding us to stop our normal day-to-day and practice social distancing […]

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Features

Meet Symera Jackson: Actress, Student, Game-Changer

By Ava Marshall /Main photo by Ryan West Whether you’ve seen her in the Netflix series Team Kaylie or on ABC’s Alex, Inc, Symera Jackson is another dope Black girl making a way for herself as a creative. She first began acting at the age of 4, starting out in theater productions before moving to […]

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Features

Big Sean’s New Collab That’s Investing in HBCU Students

WARNING: Extreme Levels of Black Excellence Ahead By Ava Marshall So look, 13 percent of the American population is Black, right? But only one percent of venture capitalist-backed start-ups have Black founders. The Moguls in the Making program is out to change that. Big Sean What’s a fire new collab you may not have heard […]

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Activism

#BlackGirlMagic, Climate Activism, and Fighting for Our Future

By Ava Marshall In honor of the global climate strike that took place last week, we’ve compiled a list of powerful, inspiring, Black girl activists who are at the front lines of the fight for climate justice. Get your snaps ready for these leading ladies.  Mari Copeny Better known as “Little Miss Flint,” Mari wrote […]

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Back-to-School

7 Fire Songs for Hella Motivation This Semester

By Ava Marshall As we transition from Hot Girl Summer to Hot Girl Semester, issa fact that we’re gonna need some reinforcements — and what’s better than a mood-boosting playlist? Here is #WhatWe’reListeningTo. 1. Motivation by Normani Obviously. We are so here for ya’ girl’s entrance into the solo pop scene and more than ready […]

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Celebs

10 Black Girls Taking Hollywood By Storm

By Ava Marshall Storm Reid You know her from A Wrinkle in Time, Euphoria, When They See Us, and her latest film Don’t Let Go, and ya’ girl is definitely living up to her name. Not only is she an incredible actress, but she also uses her platform to advocate for young girls with #Bamazing, […]

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