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Feature:Amandla Stenberg

  Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles on October 23, 1998, to Karen Brailsford and Tom Stenberg. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry). Amandla landed the first of her Disney catalog modeling shoots when she was four years… Continue reading Feature:Amandla Stenberg

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Feature: Vanessa K. Bush

  Vanessa K. Bush, award-winning journalist, editor and author, has been named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE, it was announced today by Martha Nelson, Editor-in-Chief, Time Inc.  Her appointment is effective immediately. As Editor-in-Chief, Bush will serve as the brand's editorial leader and oversee the magazine's content and vision.  Most recently, Bush has served as Acting Editor-in-Chief… Continue reading Feature: Vanessa K. Bush

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Feature: Thulisile Madonsela

  Thulisile Madonsela was born in 1962 in Soweto. Her parents, Nomasonto and Bafana were both traders. She obtained a bachelor of Law from the University of Swaziland in 1987 and three years later, an LLB at Wits University. She then started working as an assistant teacher and taught from 1980 to 1983. In 1984… Continue reading Feature: Thulisile Madonsela