Nothing was found on your request

blackgirlmagic

Ala. 8-Year-Old Writes Best-Seller: How to Deal With and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother

Ala. 8-Year-Old Writes Best-Seller: How to Deal With and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother

There’s more #BlackGirlMagic this beautiful Friday, and this time little Nia Mya Reese, from Birmingham, Ala., has written a book about how to care for and deal with “annoying” little brothers, which
Watch: Hashtag Revolution: Breaking Down Necessity of #BlackGirlMagic Through 1 Magical Black Girl

Watch: Hashtag Revolution: Breaking Down Necessity of #BlackGirlMagic Through 1 Magical Black Girl

Hashtags have defined pop culture. You spot them all over social media, and now many of them have become popular phrases, especially when they highlight blackness: #BlackBoyJoy, #BlackLivesMatter,
Watch: Michelle Carter, the Shot-Put Diva, on Loving Your Body, No Matter Your Size

Watch: Michelle Carter, the Shot-Put Diva, on Loving Your Body, No Matter Your Size

Michelle Carter walks into any space exuding confidence, with a bright smile, carefully combed tresses and a freshly beat face. Carter is the 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the women’s shot put and an
Watch: Michelle Carter, the Shot-Put Diva, on Loving Your Body, No Matter Your Size

Watch: Michelle Carter, the Shot-Put Diva, on Loving Your Body, No Matter Your Size

Michelle Carter walks into any space exuding confidence, with a bright smile, carefully combed tresses and a freshly beat face. Carter is the 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the women’s shot put and an
Wherever 2 or 3 Black Girls and Oprah Are Gathered Together, Magic Is in the Midst

Wherever 2 or 3 Black Girls and Oprah Are Gathered Together, Magic Is in the Midst

Earlier this week, journalists were called to a swanky hotel in New York City to sit with the (majority-black) cast and director (George C. Wolfe) of HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. We
Get Your Life Together! Recent Fla. High School Grad Didn’t Miss a Day of School in 13 Years

Get Your Life Together! Recent Fla. High School Grad Didn’t Miss a Day of School in 13 Years

You may be sad if you compare your slacker life to that of 17-year-old Victoria Jordan. Read more...
All Black Girl Everything: Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys to Face Off in US Open

All Black Girl Everything: Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys to Face Off in US Open

Saturday’s final in the U.S. Open’s women’s singles matchup will be an athletic display of all black, everything black girl as two beautiful black American women compete in a grand-slam final that is
19-Year-Old Harvard Student Becomes America’s First Youth Poet Laureate

19-Year-Old Harvard Student Becomes America’s First Youth Poet Laureate

In April, 19-year-old Amanda Gorman was named America’s first National Youth Poet Laureate. The Los Angeles native is a sophomore at Harvard University studying sociology. Read more...
17-Year-Old Maame Biney Becomes First Black Girl to Make U.S. Olympics for Speedskating

17-Year-Old Maame Biney Becomes First Black Girl to Make U.S. Olympics for Speedskating

We bout to see all the #blackgirlmagic during the Winter Olympics, now that a 17-year-old from Virginia has bust through. Read more...
It’s a Different Show: Grown-ish Isn’t A Different World—and I’m Cool With That

It’s a Different Show: Grown-ish Isn’t A Different World—and I’m Cool With That

This week, Grown-ish premiered on Freeform to big fanfare. Everyone is loving it. I’m loving it. Read more...
Black, Bookish and Beautiful: This All-Black, All-Female Publishing Team Is Ensuring Authors of Color Get Their Shine

Black, Bookish and Beautiful: This All-Black, All-Female Publishing Team Is Ensuring Authors of Color Get Their Shine

Publishing is notoriously rough terrain for authors of color. Jack Jones Literary Arts—an all-black, all-female firm—is seeking to change that, committing to publishing and promoting books by writers
#BlackGirlMagic on Ice: Black Girls Rock on Skates, Too

#BlackGirlMagic on Ice: Black Girls Rock on Skates, Too

Each day I live, I want to be A day to give the best of me. I’m only one, but not alone My finest day is yet unknown ...Read more...
Dressing Coretta: We Honor the Woman Who Helped Mold a Movement as Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Revisits Selma

Dressing Coretta: We Honor the Woman Who Helped Mold a Movement as Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Revisits Selma

In the 50th year since his assassination in 1968, much has and will be said about Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader and icon whose legacy of nonviolent resistance inspired the
Grown Women, This Young Queen Is Here to Remind Us We Can Do Whatever We Want

Grown Women, This Young Queen Is Here to Remind Us We Can Do Whatever We Want

If you’ve ever caught an episode of Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, you know it can be addictive. Based on a recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, it premieres its fourth season
Calling Professional Black Girls Everywhere! Ready for a Road Trip?

Calling Professional Black Girls Everywhere! Ready for a Road Trip?

“Professional Black Girl is like, my favorite thing that I didn’t plan to do.”Read more...
She’s Grown-ish! Happy 18th Birthday, Yara Shahidi!

She’s Grown-ish! Happy 18th Birthday, Yara Shahidi!

Here at The Glow Up, we hate to play favorites, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t have a very special place in our hearts for actress/activist/“it girl” Yara Shahidi. While Hollywood is
Finding the Black female friendship I’d always longed for

Finding the Black female friendship I’d always longed for

After seeing the #BlackGirlMagic blockbuster Girls Trip last summer, I walked away with two very distinct emotions. I felt elation at having…
Beyoncé’s first headlining performance at Coachella was an undeniable homage to black culture

Beyoncé’s first headlining performance at Coachella was an undeniable homage to black culture

As far as we’re concerned, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival just needs to change its name to #Beychella. There, we said it!…
To all the Black women I’ve ever needed, in my life and throughout history

To all the Black women I’ve ever needed, in my life and throughout history

April is Black Women’s History Month. I didn’t like vegetables — at least I didn’t think so. The way my grandmother fused…
'Black Is Not My Job': 16 Black Actresses Take the Cannes Red Carpet by Storm

'Black Is Not My Job': 16 Black Actresses Take the Cannes Red Carpet by Storm

The red carpet at Cannes got even more colorful on Wednesday as 16 black and biracial actresses staged a very glamorous protest on the steps of the Palais de Festival. Read more...