President Obama moves to conserve the oceans, plus more news to start your day.
Some comfort at the end of an unpredictable year.
An important new project is tracking the murders of transgender Americans.
The top films of 2016, J. Cole’s new record, and more.
Coloring pages with affirmations for the school year.
A 10th grader wins the prize. Plus: Terror in Brussels; & Serena Williams fights sexism in tennis.
The First Lady drops a new song. Plus: Activism in Chicago, and more.
Kim’s selfies, transgender activism in Central America, and more.
Melissa Harris-Perry leaves MSNBC. Plus: Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone, American politics, and more.
Colorism still exists, even in our celebrations of black beauty.
January’s theme is POSSIBILITY. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!