My fellow Hunger Games lovers know her as Rue but her first popular appearance was on Colombiana as young Cataleya. This week’s Magical Black Girl of the week is Amandla Stenberg.
Amandla is known for showing up and showing out for her black sisters and brothers. She often speaks on current black issues and the tainted images of black people in the media. Earlier this year Amandla made a video addressing cultural appropriation called “Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows”. In the video Amandla talks about how black culture is ingrained in hip-hop culture which has become a part of popular culture. Due to being paralleled, Black culture has also been popular and used as a form of costume for many fashion shows and non-Black music artists.
In current “news”, Kylie Jenner has done something, again, that proves how much she wants to be African American. And again, she has yet to do any work to ally with the Black community. In an Instagram post Kylie posted a photo of her cornrows (or what I call french braids).
I guess Kylie feels that she won the lottery with Tyga (LOL) because her response avoided what Amandla called her out on and suggested that Amandla needs to “… go hang with Jaden or something”. She also says “Mad if I don’t, Mad if I do…”, which implies that she has actually tried to do something to aid the black the community… WHICH SHE CLEARLY HAS NOT. Not to mention poor Justin Bieber (who loves to say the n-word) called himself sticking up for Jenner.
Justin, you don’t even go here. We don’t need or care for your filth-filled opinion.
Amandla’s one of the few celebrities that shows her fans that she’s woke. So many celebrities take the back burner to important issues that affect people like them but not them specifically because of their societal and financial status. Amandla repeatedly says fuck that and proves that she can be a young actress as well as an opinionated Black woman. You go girl.
featured image via PINTEREST.COM.