Tag: Zoe Saldana

My Heart Breaks for Asma Mohamed Jama

My Heart Breaks for Asma Mohamed Jama

I never intended 9 – Until? to be a platform for me to rant about injustice not directly related to the core of the niche I strive to serve. Still the fact is I have a position and an outlet to express it when it comes to matters that hit home such as the despicable abuse that Kenyan national Asma Mohamed Jama suffered at a Coon’s Rapids, Minneapolis Applebee’s.

Amandla Sternberg, The Badass Superhero Earthy Girl 

Amandla Sternberg, The Badass Superhero Earthy Girl 

“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.