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Following Kylie Exchange, Amandla Stenberg Talks Appropriation and Race

Over the weekend, Amandla Stenberg and Kylie Jenner got in a heated exchange on Instagram after Kylie Jenner posted an image of herself with cornrows along with the caption, “I woke up like disss.” After being dismissively told by Jenner to “Go hang w Jaden [Smith] or something,” Stenberg took the time to write out… » 7/13/15 1:45pm 7/13/15 1:45pm

Kylie Jenner and Amandla Stenberg Exchange Words Over Kylie’s Kornrows


Kylie Jenner recently posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a crop top, sweatpants and her hair done in cornrows with the caption, “I woke up like disss.” The pic collected over 1 million likes and over 100,000 comments, including one from Amandla Stenberg, who called out the reality star for appropriating… » 7/12/15 3:20pm 7/12/15 3:20pm

Jaden Smith Went To Prom with Amandla Stenberg, Wore Another Dress

Future cult leader and free-spirited teenager, Jaden Smith seems to have attended every prom in the Los Angeles area, wearing increasingly expressive outfits at each prom. On Friday, he went with some fashionable color blocking when he accompanied Hunger GamesAmandla Stenberg to her prom. Rue’s all grown up,… » 5/31/15 10:45am 5/31/15 10:45am

Amandla Stenberg: What if We Loved Black People as Much as Black Culture

We’ve written a lot about cultural appropriation on this website and usually the conversation that follows doesn’t go so well. “Are we not allowed to appreciate other cultures?,” people ask. (Answer: Of course you are.) “If it were up to you, there’s be no cultural exchange at all,” some accuse. No, that’s not what… » 4/17/15 10:30am 4/17/15 10:30am

Amandla Stenberg Directed a Film and It's Pretty Awesome

Rue is alive and well and making movies! Amandla Stenberg shot, directed and edited this tiny masterpiece based on The Yellow Wallpaper, and it's pretty great. Not only because Stenberg is reading the classics, but because she's so ambitious in her aspirations. What were you doing at 15? (I was eating paste.) » 6/20/14 9:45am 6/20/14 9:45am

The Kids' Choice Awards Red Carpet Is the Most Fun Red Carpet of the…

The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards — which held its 26th annual event yesterday in Los Angeles — has got to be the most enjoyable awards show ever. From the bright, youthful clothes to the slime, celebrities actually look like they're having fun. Kristen Stewart smiles. It's that awesome. You cannot look at these… » 3/25/13 1:10pm 3/25/13 1:10pm

The Heartbreaker Who Inspired Adele to Write 21 Has Finally Been…

Ever since Adele became a megastar with her alternately catchy and tear-inducing album 21, we've been trying to identify the man that broke her heart and spurred her to write such excellent fodder for our own weep-fests. At first, we suspected it might be a gentleman named Slinky Sunbeam, but now it turns out to be… » 4/03/12 8:00pm 4/03/12 8:00pm