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Black Women Share Their Hair Stories ft. Amandla Stenberg

Even in 2016, some folks are still having trouble wrapping their brains around the fact that different races have different types of hair and, therefore, a naturally different hairstyle. It’s deeper than hair choices–being forced to adhere to white beauty standards takes a psychological toll on black women.  Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games star and Teen Vogue cover…

#BlackGirlMagic: Things Black Girls are Tired of Hearing ft. Amandla Stenberg

“Can I touch your hair?” Amandla Stenberg (who is currently a Teen Vogue cover star)  and a few well-known friends break down the offensive microaggressions that build up and manifest itself into schools and the workplace. #blackgirlmagic is a hashtag community of women, a rally cry on social media against marginalization of black women in the U.S.

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Young Civil/Human Rights Activists Changing America Today (Update: 1)

*This is a reoccurring series in one published article. Please bookmark it and check back periodically as we continue to add more information. Main Image credit: Devin Allen (“Baltimore’s Peter Parker”)  Young activists aren’t waiting for their elders, but it isn’t about dividing and leaving them behind, it’s about forging their own path and solving socioeconomic issues….

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