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5 items from 2015


Pimpin’ Black Butterflies Lost - Ch. 1 of 3 - Using Films to Shatter the Media's Funhouse Mirrors That Distort Black Teen Self-Reflection

4 May 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

This series is a short introduction into the inspiration of why filmmaker I believe black teen films like After Prom need to exist. Amandla Stenberg asked America, “What if we loved Black people as much as Black Culture”. The other perspective to that question is, “What if Black people loved themselves as much as the World love’s their culture.” Who Am I? How do I define who I am, and by what measures? And if so, who controls the measure by which I am defined? What is the motivation of those who have defined me? Racism is partial motivation but racism alone is not an end in itself but rather a tool for larger agendas. Black people do not have a monopoly on racism; in fact, we are one of »

- Myron Ward

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Read This Hunger Games Actress's Inspiring Words About the Baltimore Riots

28 April 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

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Amandla Stenberg Sends Prayers to Baltimore, Condemns Police Brutality

28 April 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Making her voice heard. Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg took to Twitter on Monday, April 27, to weigh in on the ongoing conflict in Baltimore, Md. The actress, 16, who has made a name for herself as a sharp and informed rising star, touched on the violence and conflict in the mid-Atlantic city. Baltimore is famously facing widespread unrest as protests take place across the metropolis in response to the death of 25-year-old resident Freddie Gray at the hands of police officers.  "My prayers go out to all [...] »

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Hunger Games Star Amandla Stenberg Calls Out Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift for Appropriating ''Black Culture'': Watch

16 April 2015 4:47 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg is speaking out about race in an incredibly eloquent YouTube video. In a clip titled "Don't Cash Crop On My Cornrows," the 16-year-old actress explains the politics of black hair, particularly the utility of cornrows in maintaining happy and healthy African-American hair. She goes on to talk about how white artists in music began adopting styles associated with black culture. "As the early 2000s turned into the 2010s, white people began to wear clothing and accessories associated with hip-hop. More and more celebrities could be seen wearing cornrows and braids and even grills," Stenberg says as images of stars like Christina Aguilera and Madonna flash across the »

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Amandla Stenberg Perfectly Schools Everyone on Cultural Appropriation: Watch

16 April 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Give this girl an A! Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue in 2012's first installment of the franchise, is getting a lot of attention this week for a video she made for her history class a few months back. In the clip, titled "Don't Cash Crop on My Cornrows, the 16-year-old up-and-comer discusses the issue of cultural appropriation, speaking eloquently about its implications in society. The video begins with a discussion of black hair, and how styles like braids and cornrows are intrinsic to black [...] »

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