Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue

Jameelah Nasheed

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Recent articles by Jameelah:

A Black Texas Teen Was Told He Couldn't Walk in His Graduation Ceremony Unless He Cut His Locs

Deandre Arnold, a student at Texas's Barbers Hill High School, was told his locs did not comply with the dress code and he wouldn't be allowed to walk in his graduation. → Read More

Georgia College Student Alexis Crawford Was Found Dead. Now Two Suspects Have Been Arrested.

The Clark Atlanta University student was found dead in a local park days after filing a police report accusing her roommate’s boyfriend of unwanted touching. → Read More

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Won the Nobel Peace Prize for His Work Ending the Border War with Eritrea

While many had hoped Greta Thunberg might win the prestigious honor, Ahmed was celebrated for his efforts to heal Africa's second-largest country. → Read More

AOC's Haircut Isn't That Expensive. Women Are Sharing How Much They Pay for Their Own.

The Washington Times reported that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid $80 for a haircut and $180 for lowlights. → Read More

Disturbing New PSA Shows How School Shootings Have Become Normalized

The gun control group released a new back-to-school ad showing how students are learning to prepare for school shootings, rather than prevent them. → Read More

South African Teen Uyinene Mrwetyana's Killing Sparked Public Outcry Over Violence Against Women

Following reports of a gruesome death and sexual assault, people in the country are speaking out about the case and the larger problem. → Read More

What To Know About the “Year of Return”

August 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the American slave trade. African nations hope descendants of the diaspora use it as a moment to reconnect with their roots. → Read More

When You Can't Afford School Lunch, the Toll Is More Than Just Physical

The emotional stress and hunger caused by lunch shaming can take a real toll on students’ academic performance and well-being. → Read More

SoulCycle Owner's Support for Trump Shows How Capitalism Makes Us All Complicit

In this op-ed, Teen Vogue writer Jameelah Nasheed argues that our money often ends up in the pockets of people whose political views may not align with our own. → Read More

A Brief History of Black Hair, Politics, and Discrimination

New York and California just became the first states to pass laws declaring hair discrimination to be illegal. → Read More

36 Jewish Activists Were Arrested While Protesting an ICE Detention Center in New Jersey

The Never Again Action Group marched on the facility calling for "closing the camps" and the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. → Read More

What Is Juneteenth, How Is It Celebrated, and Why Does It Matter?

June 19 marks the anniversary of when the last slaves in the United States were freed; that's why it's not the "other" Independence Day, but THE Independence Day. → Read More

Jared Kushner Said in an Interview He Believes Donald Trump Is Not a Racist

Kushner faced down questions from the news service Axios, denying that his father-in-law has ever exhibited any racist tendencies. → Read More

AOC Called Out Another Misogynist Troll In Her Twitter Mentions

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to a right-wing columnist, calling out "misogynist takes on my intelligence." → Read More

The SAT Is Introducing an "Adversity Score" to Factor Socioeconomic Status Into College Testing

The College Board rolled out a test run of the program at 50 schools already; early results indicate it has an impact on diversity in enrollment. → Read More

The Racist History of America's Patriotic Anthems

In this installment of OG History, we look at the racist history of America's most beloved patriotic songs, and those who've chosen to stand down against them. → Read More

Georgetown Students Vote to Give Reparations to Descendants of Enslaved People Sold by the University

On Thursday, Georgetown University students cast their votes for a referendum that would tack on a tuition fee as a form of reparations to descendants of enslaved people who were once sold by the university. → Read More

Equal Pay Day Messaging Disregards Women of Color

In this op-ed, writer Jameelah Nasheed explains why Equal Pay Day needs to clearly account for pay disparity among different races of women. → Read More

Community and Family Reacted to No Charges Being Filed Against the Cops Who Shot and Killed Stephon Clark

Activists protested in Sacramento, where the police shooting in March 2018 has sparked a year of questions and criticism. → Read More

Rashida Tlaib Faced Off With a Republican Over the Nature of Racism At Michael Cohen's Congressional Hearing

Rep. Tlaib called out Rep. Mark Meadows, saying he had used a black woman who works in the Trump administration as a prop to defend the president against accusations of racism. → Read More