Features

Shattering the S.T.E.M. Stereotype

Science, technology, engineering, and math are fields booming with opportunity. They are also fields that lack representation when it comes to minorities and women. Here, six Black girls share what it’s like to rock the S.T.E.M. world and break down barriers. By Brianna Moné Most moments of clarity seemingly come out of nowhere, when you […]

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Cover Stars

Behind-the-Scenes of E’myri Crutchfield’s Sesi Cover Shoot

E’myri Crutchfield — you know her as Kizzy from the new Roots miniseries that dropped last Memorial Day weekend (2016) — is our summer 2017 cover star! Like her character, she knows the importance of honoring and preserving our heritage and culture, plus she’s a naturalista, and being that this issue is our second-annual “Natural […]

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Beauty & Fashion

It’s Here: #FENTYxPUMA Hits Stores Today!

Rihanna has been racking up the wins these past few days: She was this year’s MTV Video Vanguard, Drake professed his love for her at the same VMAs, and today (September 6), her debut FENTYxPUMA collection is officially in stores! We’re talking high-top sneakers, wedge boots, drawstring tees, tearaway track jackets, and more — all […]

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Celebs, Ya' Heard?

FLOTUS Flows Part II: Carpool Karaoke Edition

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Carpool Karaoke episode was just the carefree Black girl magic we all needed. We already knew she could flow, so when she told host James Corden to “crank it up” because she’d only been able to “rock out” in the front passenger’s seat of a car once in the almost eight […]

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Black Girls Rock

This Teen is #CollegeGoals

Brown. Columbia. Cornell. Dartmouth. Harvard. The University of Pennsylvania. Princeton. Yale. The Ivy Leagues. And 17-year-old Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna just got accepted to every last one of them! Current valedictorian of Long Island’s Elmont Memorial High School, Augusta applied to four other schools, as well, locking in acceptances to all of them, too. Now, all she […]

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Features

Black Twitter Goes In on Nev Schulman for Black Girls Rock Joke

While we were jammin’ to bomb performances — that opening set, tho — and celebrating so many Black girls who rock last night, Nev Schulman was making jokes.     And Black Twitter was not here for it, obviously. @_itsashleeee_ its obvious that he was trying to justify his statement by complementing black girls before […]

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