Meghan Markle: Redefining Black female identity?

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Since there’s so much talk about biracial actress Meghan Markle,here’s a few pictures and videos.  Some peopel ahve told me they aren’t familiar with her. Some think she might turn out to be some so-called pro-black mulatto like Jesse Williams or Colin Kaepernick.  But I can assure you she is nothing of the sort.  Especially once you know her background.These videos and pictures should give you a better since what Markle is really about.  Her upcoming wedding to Prince Harry is not a win for black women. And not for black people as a whole either.  The royals achieved  their wealth and power through murdering and enslaving African people. And shouldn’t be celebrated at all.

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Markle as a child pictured with her father, Thomas Markle and nephew.

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This photo(above) is of Markle as the homecoming queen in high school. She attended the private,Catholic, Immaculate Heart High school in Los Angeles.

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This photo(above) is Markle at Northwestern University in Illinois.  Markle was in the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. Were there any black women in the sorority?  Doesn’t look like it to me.

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Here’s a recent picture(above) of Markle and her mother,Doria Radlan.

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Some people are not aware that Markle is divorced.  This picture(above) is of her ex-husband film producer Trevor Engelson.

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This is a picture(above) of Markle with ex-boyfriend Canadian chef  Cory Vitiello.  Reports say she was dating Vitiello at the time,when she met prince Harry.  They say Harry asked for her phone number.  Next thing you know…Vitiello is a memory.  Guess she wanted to move up in the world.   I can’t seem to find any pictures of her with black boyfriends.  So I will assume she never dated any.  Markle has said in an interview that she is an “other”.  Even though she has a black mother,her life in Los Angeles seems primarily white.  Her parents divorced when she was sic years old. Her private high school was mostly white too.  So I would say she’s a mixed race woman that is more white-idenitified than anything else.  The fact that she is now marrying a so-called royal is nothing to get excited about.  I hoped this post gave you a better understanding of Markle and her upbringing.  She’s not one of us.

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Watson Mere(Black Business series)

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When did you get your start with Art?

I have been creating art since I was 2 and never really stopped. Through the years my style has changed multiple times but after my parents purchased a desktop computer when I was in middle school I began to experiment with creating art utilizing Microsoft Paint with a mouse and I’ve been using this technique of creation ever since.

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How would you describe your artistic style?

Since I am of Haitian descent my art is naturally colorful. Big hair and African features are seen in mostly all of my pieces. I also try to purposefully instill some form of content to get the viewers imagination going as to what the image means or says to them.

Where do you draw inspiration for your work?

The African diaspora. I take my inspiration from the love, struggles, happiness and pain of people of African descent. Most of my painting are of Black Women and I try my best to display her in her complete beauty, strength, resilience, passion, pride, and sometimes even vulnerable states. I’m also inspired to create an image of people of color that is usually not depicted within mainstream media.

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What was the first art piece you sold?

The first art piece that I ever sold was to a local musician. The piece was of him playing his trumpet and although I didn’t sell it for much it felt gratifying to know that something that I created from a mere thought in my head was worthy of someone spending their hard earned cash on.

What has been your most notable collections?

One of my most notable pieces would be “Something Beautiful”. The piece depicts the side profile of a black woman the locs smelling lilies. Hanging from the woman’s hair is a Klan’s man. The piece has many meaning but one is that truly being at peace and loving your natural self over powers any form of hate. “care Free” is another notable piece. It shows a black couple walking undismayed through a crowd holding signs. The crowd and the signs are somewhat of a time lapse displaying the oppressive words against people of color including modern versions of these signs shown in the front. This piece holds many meaning as well but one of the main is “Same signs different time.” Even the cruelest of these signs were seen as just and normal during their time of existence.

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https://artofmere.com/

Reign Entertainment(Black Business series)

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C.E.O./Curator/Creative Director of Reign Entertainment Co. Robyn Willard is an Entrepreneur and Businesswoman owner from Harlem, New York.  At the age of 17, Robyn founded Reign Entertainment Co., an arts & entertainment company that highlights Black excellence through all facets of the arts. From one of a kind paintings by R.E.C. Artist Stephanie Whittaker, to clothing, sneakers and much more.

Robyn Willard is a visionary, an innovator and creative spirit that has engulfed herself in the world of business and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Reign Entertainment Co., is also the umbrella company of two equally thriving subsidiaries:  World Wide Reign Graphics and Reign Entertainment Co. Animation which are redefining the worlds of arts and entertainment.

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The purpose of Reign Entertainment Co. is to highlight and restore the value, strength, and beauty within all people of color. The young entrepreneur states, “Somewhere along the way, we as a people have forgotten how epic we are and we must remember the greatness that lives within
us. Now Go Be Great #Great365!”

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http://reignentertainmentco.com/home.html

Natural Muurmaid(Black Business series)

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Peace & Love!! My name is Mermaid also known as Yemaya… I’ll write a book with a pretty cover and talk about all of the obstacles I’ve overcame, bad relationships I’ve survived, bad decisions I made but forgave myself for, situations I left in the past… etc. etc. etc. I think I’ll call it, ‘Sprinkle My Ashes in The Ocean Like Glitter’ hmmm. I may even edit this section one day and make it more “professional” for “society’s standards”, but I’d rather be myself… it got me this far… I mean YOU are reading this and you could be ANYWHERE else in the world, but you’re here with me… and I appreciate that. I love you, so love yourself too!!

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