I want to see her win in her marriage to Britain’s Prince Harry. She’s a brilliant actress, feminist and philanthropist. She’s mixed like me, we’re both divorced and have crazy families.But one thing Meghan is not: a beacon of hope for black women.It’s true that Black America paid attention to Saturday’s Windsor wedding, with its black bishop, black choir, black cellist and black bride.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.
Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.Following his presidency, our country elected a racist xenophobe. But since she wasn’t born into the royal family, she won’t be granted the title of princess.With or without the crown, though, Meghan, like all black women, is a queen. Shuri will open the door to better roles for black women and allow audiences to see our value.Melanin might be poppin' in the monarchy, but she’s not going to upend the institution.George Lucas has a black wife, and that has yet to silence racist fanboys.Why are we upholding the idea that being a wife makes Meghan matter more? You mean to tell me wifehood makes someone more inspirational than Oprah? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, the interracial couple who made it possible for my parents to legally love each other. But being that she’s a biracial 36-year-old American divorcee, she does break the mold for royal princesses.Meghan, whose mother is black and father is white, quickly became a #blackprincess when the engagement was announced.I keep seeing headlines, like the one “Good Morning America” apologized for last December, claiming the engagement gave black women hope. Black women are twice more likely than white women to never have been married by the age of 45, according to a Yale study.A father’s loving gesture has gone viral after the mother’s outrageous reaction.Black dad Nick Harris shared screenshots of a racist text conversation with his baby’s mother, who happens to be white.