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The lives of 5 teen girls, beyond the headlines

How do shifted paths, changing opportunities and pandemic challenges play out in their day-to-day?

Meisha Porter is the first Black woman to lead NYC schools. Her task? Safely reopening the largest school district in the U.S.

3 out of 4 of the city’s students are considered economically disadvantaged

Hayley Arceneaux survived childhood cancer. It prepared her for space, she says.

She’ll be the youngest American to go to space

The first girls have become Eagle Scouts. It’s taken more than 100 years.

The prestigious rank has long been reserved for boys

A 14-year-old was told she couldn’t play volleyball because of her hijab. She fought back.

Najah Aqeel got a rule changed for volleyball players across the country

5 Black women tell the stories of their lives, in their own words

‘My Blackness is the wellspring of my creativity and it represents infinite possibilities and riches’

The ‘Friday’ music video went viral 10 years ago. Rebecca Black has spent the last decade recovering.

Black says she feels empowered to be open about what happened

Priyanka Chopra Jonas called Ava DuVernay. We eavesdropped.

They chatted about ‘The White Tiger,’ Hollywood’s ‘lie’ and more

Nia Dennis rejected ‘cookie cutter’ White gymnastics. Her Black Lives Matter-inspired routine is going viral.

A ‘certain look’ is prized in gymnastics, Dennis says. For years, she was told she didn’t have it.

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