'Black Girls Graduate' Co-Founder On Why Championing and Celebrating Amazing Black Women Became Her Mission
In 2013, Ashley Obasi, her sister Ijeamaka Obasi and best friend Tikkara Cooper decided it was time to celebrate Black women who succeed in their pursuit of a higher education.
Black graduates did not hold back with bringing the Black Girl Magic and Black Boy Joy to their grad caps this year. From celeb inspired styles to salutes to school spirit, the class of 2017 did not disappoint.
SPONSORED: #BlackGirlMagic: Celebrating the Drive for Black History Month
The actress won her fifth Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in Fences.
The Women's March on Washington saw millions of women across the globe come together to protest the presidency of Donald Trump and the attack on human rights. While there, we caught up with a few Black women who gave us a word on protecting marginalized communities and preserving the magic that is Black women and girls.
So, how do we protect that special Black Girl Magic? Check out what they have to say in this moving video.
Started by legendary documentarian Albert Maysles, the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem is a haven for kids with little access to safe and creative spaces to come and tell their untold stories.
Letitia James, a long-time public advocate, layouts the inefficiencies that are corroding the system and leaving children neglected, abandoned and abused.
Directed by Stefani Saintonge, this episode of ‘Black Girl Magic’ follows Gio and her sister who have been in and out of foster care since they were toddlers. Now living in separate foster homes, Gio is learning the art of resilience while developing her innate sense as a creator and visionary.
It seems like 2016 was, by unanimous declaration, a year of hardship and heartbreak for many.
Murray-Thomas, founder of SHE Wins Leadership Institute, talks social media and the importance of encouraging young black women to find and express their voices.
'A'Dorian, Radical Self-Lover' Artist Gelila Mesfin Talks Art And Her Personal Brand of #BlackGirlMagic
The digital artist explains her artistic journey and her personal definition of #BlackGirlMagic.
'A'Dorian, Radical Self-Lover' directors Lacey Schwartz and Mehret Mandefro explain the importance of A'Dorian's story and the contagious nature of #BlackGirlMagic.
When Newark, New Jersey, native A’Dorian was 7 years old, her father was murdered while leaving his store. Now grown, the college student wants to give back to local youth who have lived through similar tragedies, which directors Lacey Schwartz and Mehret Mandefro capture in episode five of ESSENCE Black Girl Magic. A’Dorian founded She Wins Leadership Institute, which teaches young Black girls to not only find their voice, but to trust it, and discover the true art of self-love. “The act of self-love isn’t easy,” A’Dorian said. “It takes time. It takes effort. But the more you dedicate time to loving yourself and surrounding yourself by people who are encouraging you to do the same, there is no such thing as a barrier.”
Qaisera Alexis is quite literally taking her dreams to new heights. The teen, who is also the subject of ESSENCE Black Girl Magic episode three, is determined to be a pilot, and she’s doing everything she can to make sure that dream comes true.
There’s a common misconception that Black women stay away from the pool, but Qaisera Alexis, the subject of ESSENCE Black Girl Magic episode 3, along with her Los Angeles-based coaches and trainers, prove otherwise.
Georgia mother Taj Anwar shows how she is partnering with Walmart to feed the Fight Against Hunger with her local grown garden boxes in Atlanta.