Young, Fabulous & Female is destination for young, professional women to see how current events relate to them. It is also a series of events hosted by The Root that gives young, professional black women the opportunity to have candid conversations with established, black professional women.
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Some millennials need to learn that simply working toward a goal doesn’t mean they will reach it. Read more…
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art: photo of John F. Kennedy, at the Democratic National Convention (Los Angeles 1960), by Garry Winogrand
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"If you have your child, you’re shamed and seen as an irresponsible decision-maker. If you choose not to have your child and have an abortion instead, you’re shamed for that, too," a reproductive-justice advocate says about a new campaign aimed at preventing teen motherhood. Jamilah King takes on the messaging in a piece for Colorlines. Read more…
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Denied by AKA, Howard students go to court. Are they crazy? Read more…
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"I’m torn, lost and confused. I was with my best friend-cousin recently, and she began arguing with her boyfriend, who I was just meeting. He was punking her, so I stood up for her. He replied with information that I have only shared with my cousin. I was at a loss for words, appalled, felt violated and humiliated. I just left without saying anything — I was too heated. I feel like this is grounds to terminate our friendship because I can no longer trust her. Am I wrong? And should I have a conversation with her?" —Y.P.
Read Demetria’s answer here…
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Young Futurists 2013: Brittany Stallworth 
Brittany Stallworth started the “Green Is the New Black” conference at Howard University. Read more…
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Young Futurists 2013: Trinity RussellThe findings from Trinity Russell’s fruit fly study have real implications for the science community. Read more…
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Young Futurists 2013: Megan Piphus
Megan Piphus, who has performed for Oprah and Jay Leno, uses her talent to help children realize their dreams. Read more…
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 Young Futurists 2013: Victoria Okuneye 
Victoria Okuneye splits her time between her two passions: cognitive science and global service. Read more…
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Young Futurists 2013: Emily Carpenter
Carpenter is an actress and poet who makes social activism a priority. Read more…