Three of our all time favorite black girls have been named to TIME's annual 30 Most Influential Teens list. Malia Obama, Zendaya Coleman, and Amandla Stenburg are honored by TIME for their "accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news."
The oldest First Daughter, Malia, is described as a "full-fledged cultural icon" by TIME. That title is perfect for the first daughter whose fashion choices and college visits are followed by millions of American's. Like her parents, this 17-year-old Obama has big things ahead of her.
17-year-old Amandla Stenburg lands a spot on TIME's list for being a bold active critique of pop culture. Earlier this year the talented actress known for her role as Rue in "The Hunger Gamers" made the video “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows” which detailed cultural appropriation in pop culture and went viral. Not only is Amandla a talented actress and pop culture critic, she is also a musician and author.