Like a perfect mix of a millennial renaissance woman & young Oprah: Amen is a Los Angeles-based journalist, host, and inspirational speaker. Her featured appearances include NPR's KCRW, Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, PilatesStyle Magazine, and most recently, Bustle. In addition to writing for Bustle, Amen is the creator of TheRefreshMovement.com and website Amen2dat.com Spring 2018. She also mentors young girls aspiring to live a better life with the non-profit Saving Our Daughters.
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11 Movies To Stream On Mother's Day That Honor Women Of Color

For many of us across the globe, Mother's Day is a time to think about how strong our own moms are and the bonds we share. And for moms and daughters of color, watching and discussing movies featuring other women of color can be a great way to connec…
By Amen Oyiboke

9 Movies Out This Year Starring WOC That'll Inspire You To Fight For What's Right

When we talk about inspiring stories on-screen, women of color often get left behind. But it's so important to highlight the diverse tales of Black, Latina, Asian, Arab, Native American, and other women from around the world, whether it's by document…
By Amen Oyiboke

8 Movies & TV Shows About HBCUs To Watch If You Loved Beyonce's Coachella Performance

Everyone's still obsessing over Beyoncé's iconic performance at Coachella, aka #Beychella, and her homage to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout her set. Beyoncé’s Coachella performance brought HBCUs back into the limeligh…
By Amen Oyiboke

13 Docs Streaming Right Now That'll Help You Understand What's Going On In The World

Right now, we're all experiencing a major case of information overload. We turn on the news and see images from the Syrian civil war, with different groups trying to seize control of the country. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Facebook C…
By Amen Oyiboke

17 Inspiring Movies To Stream If You Need A Hand Reaching Your Goals

For some people, inspiration comes from reading books or listening to music, while for others, taking time off and having a movie night provides all the motivation they need. Movies can be real sources of creative energy for many of us, with stories …
By Amen Oyiboke

17 Underrated Netflix Movies With Women Of Color, From 'Daughters Of The Dust' To 'Gook'

Netflix has so many great movies available for streaming that it can be hard to narrow down your search for what to watch. So why not make things easier by filling your queue with movies that celebrate a diverse world of leading women? One of the ben…
By Amen Oyiboke

31 New Movies & Shows On Netflix This Week, From '6 Balloons' To 'Along Came Polly'

For those who use Netflix, the start of each month is basically Christmas. We get to find out hat new movies and TV shows are going to be arriving on Netflix in the coming weeks, and the selections are always thrilling. This April is full of great th…
By Amen Oyiboke

19 Movies Based On True Stories Out In 2018, From 'Chappaquiddick' To 'Mary Queen Of Scots'

We all know how it is — Hollywood simply loves nothing more than turning the juiciest and most compelling true stories into must-see movies. The drama of real life often makes for a great, gripping film script, and luckily, there are several movies b…
By Amen Oyiboke

17 Sci-Fi Movies & Shows With Women Of Color You Stream Right Now

Although there's a clear lack of diversity in films and TV overall, the sci-fi and fantasy genres are particularly bad when it comes to representation. For far too long, women of color have been relegated to background players in fantasy and sci-fi m…
By Amen Oyiboke

Netflix's New Movie 'Roxanne, Roxanne' Tells The Powerful Story Of A Pioneering Female Rapper

These days, hip-hop music is thriving as a mainstream genre, with both male and female rappers like A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B dominating the charts. However, that music scene was not always so inclusive for women. Back in the…
By Amen Oyiboke

If You Loved 'Black Panther', Stream 'Coming to America' To See The Movie That Paved The Way

It's only been in theaters since mid-February, but already, Black Panther has made $1 billion worldwide at the box office. The superhero movie has caused many people in the Black community to embrace Africanism and Afro-futurism, although it's not th…
By Amen Oyiboke

9 Movies About Incredible Women Across The Globe You Can Stream Right Now

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of ladies all over the world. Women from all walks of life can spend this month standing tall in fierceness and power, and in light of the #Metoo movement and ongoing debates over i…
By Amen Oyiboke

Stream These 8 Inspiring Docs About Black Female Artists Right Now

Black History Month is a yearly reminder that Black culture and accomplishments deserve to be celebrated. And when going about this, it is important to highlight the achievements and endeavors of Black women in particular. One way to do that is by st…
By Amen Oyiboke

19 Movies To Stream During Black History Month, From 'Dear White People' To 'Selma'

It's February, so that means it's time to celebrate Black History Month by giving attention to Black art, culture, and history. Maybe for you that means researching facts about iconic figures like Rosa Parks, Percy Julian, Gordon Parks and Dr. Martin…
By Amen Oyiboke

15 Movies By African Directors You Can Stream Right Now, From 'Girlhood' To 'Difret'

With Black Panther hitting theaters in February, there's no better time than now for audiences to embrace Africanism in cinema. Black Panther, out Feb. 16, is, after all, the first time a major superhero movie is set in Africa. The global reach of ot…
By Amen Oyiboke

13 Movies To See If 'Mudbound' & Its Harrowing Story Left You Reeling

Over the past few months, Dee Rees' Mudbound has picked up several nominations from awards shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes, and for good reason — the drama powerfully depicts 1940s Mississippi, where two Black and White farm families deal wit…
By Amen Oyiboke

14 Women-Directed Movies Out In 2018 To See, From 'A Wrinkle In Time' To 'Blockers'

Over the last several months, allegations of sexual assault, abuse, and misogyny in Hollywood have opened up decades of buried truths. Though there is still much more work to be done and more spirits that need healing, these revelations are empowerin…
By Amen Oyiboke

Why 'Black Panther' Is So Crucial For First Generation African Descendants Like Myself

The time is quickly approaching. Black Panther's Feb. 16 release is coming up, and the world is so ready to see this film. Already, Black Panther is the best-selling Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in pre-sales according to Fandango, and indeed, it's…
By Amen Oyiboke

12 Movies On Netflix Right Now To Watch While The Winter Storm Keeps You Inside

For those of you who live on the East Coast, you're probably right in the middle of experiencing the winter bomb cyclone, which is hammering down snow and hurricane force winds across several states. The unusual winter storm could be one of the stron…
By Amen Oyiboke

Netflix's New Movie Gets What It's Like When White People Explain Race To People Of Color

Step Sisters might seem like your typical dance movie such as Step Up or Stomp The Yard, but this Netflix film, streaming as of Jan. 19, is nothing of the sort. Instead, it's a comedy about race relations between the Black and White community, writte…
By Amen Oyiboke