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 + 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 the video above, she muses on friendship and liberation. Shop #POPNOW!
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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" featuring Amandla in several scenes on Vevo.
Dissecting the politics of identity in an interview with i-D magazine.
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.
A longtime youth ambassador for No Kid Hungry, Amandla wrote 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.
Amandla also 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 wrote, directed and produced the short film Blue Girls Burn Fast (and co-wrote the theme song). 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." Watch her first short film, The Yellow Wallpaper, based on the story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
AMANDLA REACHES 1 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM!
- November 17, 2016
Honeywater (Amandla on vocals and violin + songwriter Zander Hawley on vocals and guitar) dropped a second EP on November 21. Shop for it on iTunes. Here's news about the band's self-titled debut EP, which garnered rave reviews from mic.com and Oyster.
Onset in Brussels for Where Hands Touch. Director Amma Asante posted this selfie with her leading lady. Variety and this blog have details.
Photographed by Gavin Bond for Out's December issue.
TIME INCLUDES AMANDLA IN ITS LIST OF THE 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL TEENS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!
Interviewing Willow Smith for Dazed magazine.
CASTING NEWS! AMANDLA WILL PLAY RUBY IN
THE DARKEST MINDS!
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.
Presenting Janelle Monae with the Maverick award at the Power Up We Are the Future Gala.
V Magazine's "Stars of Sundance" shoot. Amandla attended the festival to promote the teen angst indie, As You Are, which premiered to rave reviews and won the Special Jury award. Look for it in 2017.
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 Calvin Klein festival talk.
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 honors Amandla with the Young, Gifted and Black Award!
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 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 this is everything 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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