“Yo, this little girl is Cold As F—!” was my first impression upon seeing Amandla Sternberg’s big screen debut playing the younger Cataleya to lead actress Zoe Saldana’s character in Columbiana
I don’t know who shot first, but Amandla clearly hit her marks and possibly topped Zoe’s dynamic performance. The then 12 year old actress owned the role with her turn as the free running, revenge driven, ruthlessly shrewd yet emotionally disturbed little girl. That’s Superhero, That’s Badass! And more recently she has gone on to prove that it was not just an act.
A few weeks ago, I received a text from my bro Supreme Understanding announcing Amandla Sternberg’s launching of “NIOBE: SHE IS LIFE”, a comic book collaboration with Stranger Comic’s Sebastian A. Jones and socially conscious artist, Ashley A. Woods. The series chronicles the journey of another fictional “Badass Girl” named Niobe Ayutami “an orphaned wild elf teenager and would-be savior of the vast and volatile fantasy world of Asunda. She is running from a past where the Devil himself would see her damned… toward an epic future that patiently waits for her to bind nations against the hordes of Hell!”
“Thanks @billboard, but this is not a petty criticism of Taylor Swift, who, btw, I love. This is about creating a dialogue between races. The way you are presenting this video is misleading and creates conflict instead of constructive convo! “.
“End the “angry black girl” narrative. It’s just another attempt to undermine certain perspectives. I have strong opinions. I am not angry.”