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Monday, November 16, 2015

As if schooling the world on cultural appropriation [Watch: here] and making it on TIME's Most Influential Teens of 2015 list [Read: here] weren't enough, the young queen Amandla Stenberg has penned a comic book, Niobe: She Is Life, with a strong Black woman as the heroine. Well, biracial heroine, but we all know about that one drop rule lol and I gladly embrace biracial peeps over here. When asked about her decision to write a comic for young Black girls, Amandla told Huff Post “I connect to her mixed racial background and quest to discover her innate powers and strengths, to learn who she truly is…” I'm over here like
That's what I love about young ladies such as Amandla, Zendaya, Malia, and Willow Smith, they're using their platform for good and it makes me so proud to be exuding so much melanin! It's hard being Black in AmeriKKKa and it's awesome to know that so many young people take it upon themselves to shed light on important racial issues.
Niobe: She Is Life can be purchased online: [Amazon] and in stores NOW! Go support this beautiful spirit!

Natasha Marie

Natasha Marie
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