They have to be magical and otherworldly to survive racist abuse

On a school ski trip to #Austria my headmaster said to me, “Just because a #dog is born in a barn does not make it a #horse.”

I have learned over the years that dogs 🐕‍🦺 are just as…


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

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! …


ACROSS THE POND

Renaming J’Ouvert rum doesn’t change the fact that Killmonger woulda beat his ass

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. …


ACROSS THE POND

Angry White Brits need to suck it up. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet is in a class of her own.

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…


The ‘Underground’ director tells Momentum how his Amazon Prime series tells a different slavery story.

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. …


We all live in societies where our leadership undermines the value of Black lives

Imagine being the majority in your own African country and colonizers come in and rig the social, economic, and political systems in their favor. This was the legal structure of apartheid South Africa. …


The Takeaway

Plus: It literally took a Black American — Tyler Perry — to help keep baby Archie safe after his blood family removed aid

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. …


Across the Pond

British racism is more sophisticated than the American brand. It’s insidious. it’s like death by a million microaggressions.

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. …


Across the Pond

The Black Eagle challenged racism all over the world

My heroes have always fought colonizers or, in this case, have at least tried to.

Hubert Julian is one of them and is my Black history hero because his courage, commitment, and determination power my ability to resist anti-Black racist oppression.

Julian was born in Trinidad’s capital in 1897 and…


Depression Hits New Low on Last Day of Canceled Festivities

The Greatest Show on Earth, Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is supposed to be happening now! The Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. …

Nadine Drummond

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

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