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The Netflix blockbuster, The Harder They Fall, had me squealing! That’s because it hit me different than most people watching it. It spoke to my Black Power self, my Black feminist self, my lover of global Black music self but also my Pan African- and Rasta- minded self.

The film…

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Stop holding your breath and close your mouth. Now please continue reading…Black History Month is a celebration that justifies the relegation of Black people’s presence along Britain’s Imperial and Colonial timelines to one month.

Viewing British history through a Black lens one month a year allows for the misrepresentation of…

Viral meme highlights British racism and reinforces Black and White resistance against it

I do not know who the creator of this meme is!

England has never been in the European Championship final (think regional World Cup) and the country is literally in a tailspin. It’s just like a Miami Dolphins fan wondering if they’ll ever win a Super Bowl! …

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Michael B. Jordan at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood. He is working to rename a rum brand that he purchased. Image: Getty Images

The popular African American phrase coined by Zora Neale Hurston “All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk” was dramatically expressed in the behavior of actor Micheal B. Jordan when he launched his Caribbean rum brand J’Ouvert. …

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Meghan Markle holds hands with Prince Harry at a 2019 event while she is pregnant with Baby Archie. Photo: Getty Images

When I heard the name of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s newest addition to their family, like most White British people, I fell all the way out.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

I was giddy. In contrast, many White Britons were seething and considered it audacious of the duke and duchess of…

Barry Jenkins on set in a cotton field for his new Amazon Prime series. Jenkins talks to Momentum exclusively. Image: Courtesy Amazon Prime.

Barry Jenkins’ 10-part adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad had me drinking wine, burning candles, chanting psalms, and asking for guidance on ancestral wound healing. Jenkins won an Academy Award in 2017 for the film Moonlight. …

The Takeaway

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their baby son Archie during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Toby Melville/Pool/Getty Images

I caught all my Rastaman vibrations after watching Meghan and Harry sit down with Oprah. I actively started to “Chant Down Babylon” reciting the classic Bob Marley song and calling out for lightning and thunder to cast Meghan and Harry’s enemies asunder. …

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Meghan Markle on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

Meghan Markle has left Britain, paid back taxpayer’s money, conceded all of her titles and privileges, but she is still vilified by much of the British media. Her resistance to anti-Black racist aggression challenges their efforts to preserve White supremacy. …

Nadine Drummond

Bacchanalist🧨, Journalist🥇, Filmmaker 🎬, aspiring vegan 🌱 with 👸🏾Feminist politics who praises Rastafari🔥 & studies no Evil💕.

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