Watch this clip from As You Are, in theaters February 24. Directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and starring Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Amandla, the film won a Special Jury Award at Sundance in January 2016. Here are more details about the movie from MTV News.
For Teen Vogue's September 2016 issue, Amandla and Gloria Steinem sat down for an on-camera chat, held an epic dance off and dished about feminism.
Watch Amandla x Mars in conversation with artist Lorna Simpson for a video created by the Tate museum in London to mark the opening of its new modern extension.
Amandla's one of Oprah Winfrey's #SuperSoul 100 - "individuals using their power to move the world forward." As part of Oprah's SuperSoul Session Series #2 event, Amandla delivered the inspiring talk My Authenticity is My Activism at UCLA's Royce Hall on April 9, 2016.
The fragrance POP by Stella McCartney launches with an ad directed by Melina Matsoukas; starring Amandla, Lola Leon, Kenya Kinski-Jones and Grimes; and featuring Grimes' song with Janelle Monae, "Venus Fly." Vogue thinks the campaign is unique. Amandla's solo promo clip is cool, too, and in this video, she muses on friendship and liberation. Check out all the photos, read this cool spread in Elle and SHOP #POPNOW!
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Black Girls Rock, Inc., honored Amandla with the Young, Black and Gifted Award in a ceremony that aired on BET on April 5, 2016. Click photo above to watch Amandla's acceptance speech. See other honorees (Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes) in the photo gallery. And here's the video intro from the celebration with highlights from Amandla's career.
Talking to Rookie for the magazine's "How We Live" series.
Amandla makes her Met Gala debut - and Teen Vogue is there to chronicle it. Gala Theme: Manus X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology. Amandla's Theme: Afro Futurism. The Look: Custom suit, shoes and purse by Calvin Klein Collection; Jewelry by Jennifer Fisher; Hair accessories by Lelet NY (W Magazine declared Amandla the winner of the coolest hair accessory). The Team: Hair cut by Shai Amiel, Hair style by Lacy Redway (Teen Vogue shares how to get Amandla's 'do). Makeup by Robert Sensick. Nails by Mei Kawajiri.
Amandla cameos (along with Ibeyi, Chloe x Halle, Zendaya and more) in Beyoncé's epic visual album, Lemonade, which nearly breaks the internet. In December 2016, Queen Bey released a stand-alone video for the track "All Night" on Vevo.
Starring Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Amandla as high school friends in the '90s, As You Are premiered to rave reviews and won the Special Jury award at Sundance. Look for it in 2017. Variety correctly predicted, "Stenberg, best known as a victim of the first Hunger Games, has blossomed into a captivating leading lady and her effortless charisma should lead to bigger parts in the future." See photos from the Sundance Film Festival premiere and more here.
Amandla co-directed three videos to accompany her Teen Vogue cover. Top: Things Black Girls Are Tiring of Hearing. Middle: Why Black is Beautiful and Powerful Bottom: Hair Stories.
Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows: A Crash Discourse on Black Culture
Amandla's history class video project gets noticed on Tumblr and goes viral.
TOTAL VIEWS: 2 MILLION...and counting!
Amandla's the co-author of the comic book NIOBE: SHE IS LIFE with Stranger Comics' Sebastian A. Jones. Art by Ashely A. Woods. Layouts by Darrell May. For copies, go to your local comic store or order here. Read interviews in Comic Book Resources and Bleeding Cool News! Watch Amandla in conversation with Melissa Harris-Perry here. Note: Amandla did a cover (bottom row, second image.)
A longtime youth ambassador for No Kid Hungry, Amandla has written an Op-Ed for Teen Vogue about youth and activism. Watch the CNN story and read Amandla's blogs about this very important cause by clicking here and here.
ONE MILLION INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS AS OF 11/17/2016!
Amandla debuts her new 'do at a Golden Globes party after posting a photo on Instagram explaining the reason for the look.
Honeywater (Amandla on vocals and violin x songwriter Zander Hawley on vocals and guitar) dropped a second EP on November 21. Get Wonder on iTunes and Spotify. ICYMI Here's news about the band's self-titled debut EP, which garnered rave reviews from mic.com and Oyster.
On the set in Brussels for Where Hands Touch. Director Amma Asante posted this selfie with her leading lady. Variety and this blog have details about the WW2 film.
Photographed by Gavin Bond for Out magazine's December issue.
AMANDLA LANDS A SPOT ON TIME'S LIST OF THE 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL TEENS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR!
Amandla interviewed Willow Smith for Dazed magazine.
CASTING NEWS! AMANDLA LANDS ANOTHER LEADING ROLE-RUBY IN
THE DARKEST MINDS!
This is everything, everything! Amandla plays the lead role in Everything, Everything, a romance about a teen with a rare genetic disorder based on the YA bestseller by Nicola Yoon. In theaters May 19, 2017. View more photos from the shoot here.
With Dev Hynes on the set of Blood Orange's video for "Best to You." Hear how they made sweet music with Amandla on the violin.
W Magazine's August It Girl
KUDOS! AMANDLA WINS THE YOUNGSTARS AWARD AT
THE BET AWARDS!
Delivering a talk on cultural appropriation at WE Day LA.
Wearing head-to-toe Chanel at the Chanel Fine Jewelry dinner.
Janelle Monae invited Amandla to present her with the Maverick award at the Power Up We Are the Future Gala.
V Magazine's "Stars of Sundance" shoot. Amandla rocked this same Moschino suit to accept her Black Girls Rock Award.
AMANDLA X COACHELLA
Vogue.com: "In a sea of flower crowns and crochet, her throwback take on festival girl style was a breath of fresh air." Check out Elle.com's interview with Amandla about her festival talk for Calvin Klein.
InStyle's May crush!
NEW ROLE! Born to be a "Starr!" Amandla signs on to play the lead, Starr, in the screen adaptation of Angela Thomas' Black Lives Matter novel, The Hate U Give.
Black Girls Rock, Inc., honors Amandla with the Young, Gifted and Black Award in 2016
CR Fashion Book traces Amandla's emergence as "the voice of a generation."
Hanging with Troye Sivan at the ultimate house party in the video for his single, "Youth".
Amandla conquered NYFW at shows for Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs - so say Vogue, W, TeenVogue and New York Magazine.
Amandla supports Ubuntu Education Fund, which nurtures kids from "cradle to career" in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Watch her Live Below the Line video. Read about her fundraising Hunger Games screening.
Amandla and Rowan Blanchard are named feminist celebrities of the year by the Ms. Foundation for Women.
In Phelan and Louboutin at the Mockingjay 2 premiere.
HuffPost Black Voices chronicles the events that led Amandla to make this powerful statement about black culture and womanhood. Salon's take is insightful, too. Buzzfeed believes Amandla is the ultimate carefree black girl and Bustle calls her the most impressive teen ever. And here's high praise from Elle.com.
Publishers' Weekly gives Amandla a rave review for the audiobook for this lyrical debut novel by Crystal Chan. After listening to the excerpt, above, read more info here.
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Amandla wrote, directed, produced, shot and co-wrote the theme song for the short film Blue Girls Burn Fast, earning a spot at NYU's Tisch School. Teen Vogue: It's "poignant, touching, and features some killer lines. Nylon: "It gave us major Ghost World vibes." Oyster: It is "ripe with the issues that Amandla works so hard to bring attention to, and full of female friendship power." ICYMI Watch her first short film, The Yellow Wallpaper, inspired by the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.