Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue

Jameelah Nasheed

Teen Vogue

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Jameelah:

Zeba Blay, Author of "Carefree Black Girls," on Writing, Depression, and Finding Joy

Her new book explores finding her carefree side through pain and depression. → Read More

Banned Books Week Fights Censorship by People in Power

Banned Books Week is about setting the record straight. → Read More

Black Lives Matter Protesters Arrested Outside of the Met Gala 2021

Protesters demanded to know why there are billions of dollars being spent on NYPD. → Read More

August 28 in Black History: Why This Date Is So Important

August 28 is a special day in Black history. On this date, the Slavery Abolition Act was passed; Barack Obama became the Democratic nominee; Emmett Till was killed; and more. → Read More

This New Miami Exhibit Explores the Concept of Afrocentricity

The interactive exhibit was a collaborative project with artist Vince Fraser. → Read More

A New Black-Owned Bookshop Brings Literary Diversity to Brooklyn

Darlene Okpo just opened up one of the coolest bookstores. → Read More

If Juneteenth Becomes a Federal Holiday, We Can't Let It Get Whitewashed

Juneteenth is set to become a federal holiday due to Congress and President Joe Biden, but what will it mean for the holiday's significance and future? → Read More

Critical Race Theory Debate Is About Whitewashing the United States’ Racist History

In 2020, 21 states have either banned critical race theory (CRT) or introduced legislation that moves in that direction. This is really about rewriting America’s racist history. → Read More

Progressive Lawmakers Condemn Netanyahu, Israel’s Attacks on Gaza

From the House floor, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus including AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib condemned the Israeli government’s attacks on Gaza. → Read More

Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Conviction Is Not Justice for Systemic Police Violence

Former police officer Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict for killing George Floyd should feel like a given, not a win. But our system is so rotten that this is the justice we have to accept. → Read More

Daunte Wright’s Death Proves We Don’t Need More Police Training

The police killings of Daunte Wright and George Floyd in Minneapolis are the product of a system rooted in oppression and racism. More training won’t fix that. → Read More

CDC Director Expects Schools Should Be Fully In-Person by September

The CDC says all schools can likely resume in-person learning by the fall. → Read More

St. Louis Elects Its First Black Woman Mayor, Progressive Tishaura Jones

St. Louis elected Tishaura Jones as mayor on Tuesday, making her the first Black woman to fill the role. Jones has promised to reform the segregated city’s criminal justice system. → Read More

Corporations Speak Out Against Georgia Voting Law as They Face Boycotts, Criticism

Companies like Coca-Cola and Delta are condemning voter suppression laws in states like Georgia and Texas, thanks to pressure from activists. → Read More

For the People Act Is Needed to Stop New GOP Voter Suppression Bills

Democrats won big in 2020. The GOP is trying to stop it from happening again. → Read More

What Is Redlining? How Residential Segregation Shaped U.S. Cities

Redlining, a practice in which the federal government refused loans to Black Americans, helps explain everything from environmental racism to the disproportionate spread of COVID-19. → Read More

"Judas and the Black Messiah" Is in the Canon of Important Historical Films

No matter how difficult the subject, accurate depictions of Black activism are important. → Read More

Zendaya's Netflix Film "Malcolm & Marie" Is About Ownership

The 24-year-old plays the wife of a filmmaker. → Read More

Democrats' Wins in Georgia Senate Runoffs Prove Power of Black Voters

The phenomenal turnout by Black voters in Georgia is why Joe Biden won the White House and Democrats won both Senate runoffs and control of the chamber. → Read More

Watch Nights Reflect the History of New Year’s for Black Americans

On New Year’s Eve in 1862, American slaves waited to hear if Abraham Lincoln would sign the Emancipation Proclamation and set them free. Watch Night services are still held at Black churches every year. → Read More