Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, the 17-year-old valedictorian from Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island, recently learned she was accepted to all 12 colleges that she applied to…including all eight Ivy League schools. The Ivy League eight are Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale. The lucky 17-year-old Uwamanzu-Nna was also accepted to MIT,… Continue reading New York Teen Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Colleges
On this day in 1915, legendary jazz singer,Billie Holiday was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Considered to be one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, her career thrived for years before she eventually lost her battle with substance abuse. Holiday’s autobiography was eventually made into a film in 1972 titled, Lady Sings the Blues which starred… Continue reading In Honor Of Billie Holiday
“Why is equality to assiduously avoided? Why does white America delude itself , and how does it rationalize the evil it retains? The majority of white Americans consider themselves sincerely committed to justice for the Negro. They believe that American society is essentially hospitable to fair play and to steady growth toward a middle-class Utopia embodying racial harmony. But unfortunately this is a fantasy of self-deception and comfortable vanity.”
A well rounded magazine, it will also have lifestyle content, technique, styling, entertainment, thought pieces, and much more. A magazine like this one has been a long time coming, and in a time filled with Black Girl Magic, this is a much needed publication.
The goal of Black Girls Movement is to create an open and safe space for honest discussions. Starting tomorrow, Columbia University is going to be hosting the Black girl Movement Conference.
Black women are currently the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America, with a 322% rise in businesses owned by black women in less than 20 years, it’s not hard to see why.
My point in sharing this is that, this is such an antiquated view of skin color, but it’s still a major part of life today. The idea that someone is viewed as “better” or more “beautiful” because they happen to be born a lighter color, is ridiculous.