Features, High School, Stereotyping and Racism

This Teen’s Classmates Threw Things in Her Natural Hair and Nobody Did Anything to Stop It

Don’t touch my hair When it’s the feelings I wear -Solange By Andréa Butler For three days during the week of September 17, 14-year-old Genesee Taylor, then a freshman at Brentsville District High School in Nokesville, Virginia (she and her brother have since transferred to a more culturally diverse performing arts high school), was bullied […]

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Beauty & Fashion, Features, High School, Stereotyping and Racism

A Massachusetts High School is Punishing Black Girls for Wearing Braids

Having your hair examined while on public display. Being detained just for the way you look. Experiencing separation from others because you refuse to deny your culture. This isn’t a scene from a centuries-old auction block; it’s what’s been going down lately at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Mass. The Boston Globe reports […]

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High School, Ya' Heard?

Police Officer Slays “Formation” Dance Routine at the Most Lit Pep Rally Ever

Deuntay Diggs, a second lieutenant with the Stafford County sherrif’s department in Stafford, Virginia, knows how to get a homecoming pep rally turnt. And last Friday (Oct. 14), Diggs did just that when he surprised the students of North Stafford High School (our editor-in-chief’s alma mater!) by coming to slay. @NSHSWolverines @nshs_2017 #PepRally #SENIORS2017 pic.twitter.com/0xkFACUMOA […]

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College Life, High School, Yaaaaas

All the Inspo You Need to Get Your Grad Cap Game on Point

Marching to “Pomp and Circumstance” with no kind of swag? Hard pass. Take a cue from these grads and make certain that your cap is the fleekyist. Updated May 4, 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/BjC4_ALj7-W/?tagged=blackgirlsgraduate View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jayme Darling🌻 ♍️ (@__jaymee)   https://www.instagram.com/p/BjASdQoAJ4t/?tagged=blackgirlsgraduate   View this post on Instagram A post […]

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High School

7 Times Yara Shahidi Knew Your Life … in AP

Besides starring in ABC’s hit show Black-ish, kickin’ it White House-side to rep STEM (and other missions), and solidifying her place as one of the most woke teens in the game, Yara is also balancing multiple AP Classes — which means multiple AP exams. She most definitely understands the struggle that is … May. 1. […]

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