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.

18 Movies Out Soon Made By Filmmakers Of Color, From 'Crazy Rich Asians' To 'Night School'

As is often said in entertainment, representation matters — and proper representation often happens thanks to the influence of people behind the lens. Perspectives from filmmakers of color are valuable, and by having more people of color working…
By Amen Oyiboke

20 Movies To Stream Now If You've Been Craving A Major Life Change

We've all experienced times in our lives where we feel like we are not progressing and stuck in our current circumstances. We've all asked ourselves where we're going or why we're not succeeding as much as we want, and we all know how hard it can be…
By Amen Oyiboke

19 Indie Movies You Might've Missed This Summer Between All The Blockbusters

As fun as huge Hollywood blockbusters can be, sometimes they just aren't your cup of tea. And when you need a break from all those major movies, take a deep dive into the indie film world instead. Indie movies have always expanded the ways stories…
By Amen Oyiboke

23 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime All Romantics Need To See

If you're a hopeless romantic, you probably have an idea of what you think true love should be like — and it likely comes from all the rom-coms and romantic dramas you see each year. All those soulful stories and happy endings are so nice to watch,…
By Amen Oyiboke

21 Netflix Original Movies That Are Total Hidden Gems

You ever have one of those days where you just want to enjoy a huge bowl of popcorn, curl up on the couch with the a/c blowing, and cue up a movie or two? Yup, we've all been there. Thankfully, Netflix has plenty of streaming options to check out…
By Amen Oyiboke

9 Movies About Black Dystopia To Watch If You Loved 'Sorry To Bother You'

2018 has been a great year for futuristic storytelling in the Black community. With the success of films like Black Panther and the new satire Sorry To Bother You, stories featuring or centered around the Black experience in modern or futuristic…
By Amen Oyiboke

26 Movies About Summer Road Trips That'll Inspire Your Own Adventures

Let's be real: taking a summer road trip can be practically essential to your well-being. After all, going away for a few days lets you clear your mind and get a distraction from life's everyday humdrum practices. So if you're looking to hit the…
By Amen Oyiboke

13 Medical Mystery Movies To Stream If You Can't Get Enough Of The Creepy Genre

Real life stories are often the inspirations for Hollywood's biggest movies. The films can range from empowering stories like Hidden Figures to outrageous comedies like Tag to terrifying medical mysteries like Brain on Fire. The latter category of…
By Amen Oyiboke

18 Creepy Movies Set in Small Towns That Will Leave You Sleeping With The Lights On

Halloween, The Mist, Sinister, and Children of the Corn all have something in common: they take place in small, creepy towns. For characters in horror movies, the isolation of being in a small town can create a feeling of no hope, and be a reason…
By Amen Oyiboke

19 Early '00s Movies On Netflix You Totally Forgot About But NEED To Rewatch

Ah, the early '00s — remember the days when low-rise jeans, massive cell phones, and disposable cameras were all the rage? The first years of the new millennium were also a great time for movies, whether your genre of choice was teen comedies,…
By Amen Oyiboke

14 Movies Out Later This Summer That'll Make You SO Nostalgic

As we grow older, we often come across things in pop culture that remind us of something from our pasts. We might spot a film on Netflix that reminds us of the summer vacations we spent with family, or see an animated flick in theaters that brings…
By Amen Oyiboke

17 Summer Camp Movies Streaming Now That'll Make You So Nostalgic For Bunk Fights & Color War

For many of us, summertime as a kid was a time of glorious childhood freedom. It was the time to roast marshmallows by the fire, douse yourself with bug spray before playing outside, and if you were fortunate enough, enroll in summer camp. Camp was…
By Amen Oyiboke

13 Movies On Netflix So Ridiculous You Won’t Be Able To Stop Talking About Them

When you're scrolling through Netflix trying to decide what movie to watch, you're prompted with tons of different choices, from low-key indies to Academy Award-winning dramas. And mixed into all of the options are a handful of films with ridiculous…
By Amen Oyiboke

17 Father's Day Movies Streaming In June 2018 That You Seriously Need To Watch With Your Dad

While the many movies out about fatherhood may be very different in the lifestyles and situations they show, the majority of the ones featuring father-daughter relationships tend to hit audiences right in the feels. From on-screen portrayals of…
By Amen Oyiboke

8 Summer 2018 Movies Made By Black Filmmakers You NEED To See

This year we have seen the magic of #melanin all over Hollywood movies, both in front and behind the camera. From Black Panther to A Wrinkle In Time, several films in 2018 have featured Black actors, directors, producers and cinematographers.…
By Amen Oyiboke

18 Movies About Traveling That Will Make You Want To Plan a Trip With Your BFFs Immediately

Summer is around the corner, and as the weather warms up, you undoubtedly have vacation on your mind. And what greater way to spend time off than with your bestie? Summer is a great time of year to plan trips with the people you love, and not only…
By Amen Oyiboke

Zazie Beetz's Afro In 'Deadpool 2' Is A Huge Step Forward In Erasing Natural Hair Stigma

As a Black woman with natural hair, I'm proud and excited every time I see another Black woman with an Afro full of luscious life portrayed in the media. Back when I first went natural 12 years ago, there weren't many Black women in pop culture who…
By Amen Oyiboke

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…
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…
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…
By Amen Oyiboke