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The Hate U Give is a conversation starter if nothing else. So it is fitting that the film starts off with a conversation, the conversation that all black children receive that their white peers don’t. Maverick Carter (Russell Hornsby) is seen giving his three young children, Seven, Starr (Amandla Stenberg) and Sekani instructions on how to […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amandla Stenberg was named after a 1989 Miles Davis album — a lush, African-tinged funk fusion that takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa word for “power.” In South Africa under apartheid, “amandla” was — and still is — a rallying cry against oppression. It’s a lot for Stenberg […]

The movie version of Angie Thomas best-selling young adult book, The Hate U Give manages to be a tribute to Tupac (who is referenced in the book and movie title) a homage to Black love, an indictment of gun violence, a nuanced perspective on police shootings of Black men, a primer for white allyship and […]

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The first trailer for “The Hate U Give” has been released by 20th Century Fox, with its story line involving the unarmed shooting of a black teen a painful reflection of the current social climate. Directed by George Tillman, “The Hate U Give” follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who is constantly switching between two worlds: the […]

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Amandla Stenberg, 17, has been cast in “The Hate You Give,” an upcoming adaptation of the Angela Thomas book for young adults, based on Tupac’s “T.H.U.G. Life” tattoo and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. George Tillman Jr. will direct the film adaptation from a script by Audrey Wells. Film rights were sold to […]

They've done it again! This publication acknowledged Kimmy K for her "new" and trendy hairstyle... the Black women have been rocking for years.

Talk about #BlackGirlMagic. With an ongoing conversation about justice, race, and diversity dominating media in recent months, it’s only right that some of the largest magazines…

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In this week's news of cringe-worthy cultural appropriation: Allure magazine ran the article "You (Yes, You) Can Have An Afro" in its August issue

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Andy Cohen thought he was doing Kylie Jenner a solid when he defended the reality star against culture appropriation accusations fired off by Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg.  Kylie recently posted a pic of herself on Instagram rockin’ cornrows, and Stenberg posted a comment under the photo which said: “when you appropriate black features and […]

Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg proved a while ago that she was an expert on cultural appropriation. So it made sense that she had the right put down for Kylie…