Black Hair and Black Representation at the Royal Wedding
From Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams to the bride herself and her mother, there was definitely black representation at the Royal wedding. This video showcases some of the highlights and nods to African American culture at the wedding.
Why Should I Care About Those Racist Elites Anyway?
I don’t know about you but the royal wedding left me feeling inspired. But as I went on social media, many of the stories that came across my feed were negative. Some were dragging Serena Williams for wearing cornrows and knocking Idris Elba fiance’s dress. Others argued about racism in the royal family and at the wedding and roasted the guest’s disrespectful response to the pastor. There were black men who called Megan Markle and her mom swirlers and were triggered by the fact that they married white men. And there were those who debated on whether the Duchess is even black. Wow, I guess some people just love to see the negative in things. With all of that opposition towards the black community about the wedding, It’s easy to miss how inspiring the event was. So, I decided to highlight the beauty of it all. The black hair and black representation at the royal wedding was present and felt. Press play above to check out our latest video. Hope you find it to be inspiring and uplifting.
Megan Markle’s Big Day
On Saturday, May 19, 2018 many women who grew up watching fairy tale movies witnessed a fairy tale first hand. But this time it’s real life and the princess is black. Prince Harry and Megan Markle officially tied the knot before royals and celebrities, and all of the world. And are now Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Prince Harry is…well…Prince Harry, and doesn’t really need an introduction. But let’s talk about his wife! I think his mom would be proud because this girl, while beautiful, is not perfect, and their union seems to represent true love. Which is what the late Princess Diana’s message was all about before she died.
Who is Megan Markle and Is She Black?
Rachel Meghan Markle is a 36 Year old American born actress. She was married before for a little under 2 years before Prince Harry but that ended in divorce. Good thing for her because there was something even better and beautiful in store for her. She is also older than Prince Harry who is 33 years old.
And as far as her race is concerned, Her mother Doria Ragland is black, and father, Thomas Markle Sr is white. She identifies as mixed race but like Obama and Tia and Tamera, we’re calling you a black girl. There are many historical reasons as to why that we won’t get into in this video. But, if you are curious, research the backdrop of mixed children. And how they were treated as slaves just like other blacks, in the past, and then you will see why. And if you’re thinking of the one drop rule forget that, she’s not 10%, she’s 50% black. Which is definitely beyond a drop. So, we got a black woman in the royal family Y’all. Nice! Nonetheless we respect what she identifies as, and black or not she is now royalty.
Now Let’s Talk About the Black Representation
We also want to mention a few black stars who stepped out classy on Sunday. Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba and his fiance Sabrina Dhowre, although many on social media have been criticizing her outfit, but I think it’s appropriate for the occasion, and Serena Williams. The great thing about Serena is she rocked her cornrows. So black women next time someone tells you your cornrows is ghetto, show them this picture of Serena at the royal wedding to shut them up.
Also there was the young black violinist Kanneh-Mason who almost brought me to tears. The black choir who sang “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King. And let’s not forget about Megan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland who is divorced from her father and was her only relative at the wedding. Her father suffered a heart attack and was unable to make it due to surgery but sources say his heart was with her. As a side note, can we get a hand clap for her mom’s sister locs?
Let’s Discuss Some of the Opposition
What do you think? Did you think Idris fiance Sabrina’s dress was inappropriate for the occasion? Do you consider Megan Markle to be black like Obama and Tia & Tamera? How do you feel about her marrying Prince Harry? Let us know in the comment sections below.
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