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Bibi Fadlalla shares her story of being black in NL. (Dutch version)



Wie is Bibi Fadlalla? 

Ik werk al ruim 10 jaar in de televisiewereld. Ik ben begonnen als researcher/redacteur en sinds 5 jaar maak ik ook zelf films, voornamelijk documentaires. Maar  er komt in de toekomst ook fictie aan. Verder ben ik ook journalist en programmamaker en heb ik  en eigen YouTube kanaal waarop ik mijn eigen kijk geef  op allerlei onderwerpen die  mij interesseren: de actualiteit, racisme, feminisme, film, populaire cultuur en muziek. Voordat ik de TV- wereld in ging was ik docent op  de UvA bij de afdeling Mediastudies.

Wat was de motivatie om een YouTube kanaal te beginnen: ‘Black in NL’?

Ik zie te weinig Nederlanders van kleur in traditionele media. En als ze er zijn, is  het te vaak nog in stereotiepe rollen. Ook de verhalen op tv en radio zijn vanuit  een wit perspectief en ik merkte dat ik daardoor ook minder radio en tv ging kijken. Ik besloot toen een platform te creëren waarop ik de verhalen die mij  interesseren terugzag. En dat is ‘Black In NL’ geworden.

 Welke vlog/video ( eigen werk) is een persoonlijke favoriet? 

Mijn favoriete video is “Why did I listen to misogynistic rap”, een video (in het engels) die gaat over mijn diepgewortelde liefde voor hiphop en de vraag  hoe je als  vrouw om kan gaan met het seksisme dat in veel hiphopteksten en  muziek zit. In die video komt mijn liefde voor muziek samen met culturele   kritiek. En dat is ook  iets dat mij ontzettend boeit: hoe populaire cultuur onze  samenleving weerspiegelt. Door films en muziek te analyseren leren we als   samenleving meer over onszelf.

Wat betekent het begrip Melanin voor jou?

Het is een empowerment term die je de laatste jaren steeds meer hoort en dient om onder andere zwarte vrouwen meer in hun kracht te zetten. Dat is volkomen terecht en  hoognodig want wij worden veel te veel genegeerd en weggecijferd in allerlei  media en de wereld in het algemeen. Mensen doen net alsof we er niet zijn, terwijl  zwarte vrouwen enorm krachtig zijn en ook echt trendsettend. We krijgen er alleen  geen credits voor.

 Welk persoon is volgens jou de personificatie van het begrip Melanin Wonder?

Oh dat zijn er zoveel. Waar zal ik beginnen? Ik ga geen lijstje noemen want dan vergeet ik mensen. Het mooie van Melanin Wonder vind ik dat het zo veelomvattend is. In principe vind ik alle zwarte vrouwen en mannen die ik ken (of niet ken)  geweldig en magisch/wonderbaarlijk, elk op hun eigen manier.

Wat is je boodschap aan alle Melanated People in Nederland?

Do YOU. Je bent mooi en geweldig. Hou van jezelf en laat je licht op de wereld schijnen.

Waar kunnen de lezers jou werk volgen?

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Let’s talk to Prince Dynast Amir – African DNA





The super multi-talented, African American and former sales man has found his roots in several countries on the African continent. This is nothing new, Amir has been connected to the motherland earlier but we like to shed a light on his journey once more and as he calls it highlight: The search for Uhuru. The search for Uhuru is a platform that is created to build a bridge between the Black Diaspora Wordwide and the Beautiful African Continent through art, travelling tours, vlogs and culture.

“The search for Uhuru is a platform that is created to build a bridge”

Everything in his life sparked after this, even his 7-year old son is named after the Malian King of Kings Mansa Musa. A fantastic, great and wise man.

39 year old Amir, born and raised in Sacramanento California has an amazing story that happened to kickstart his passion of connecting two worlds.

“I played football and ran track at the University of Georgia. I actually studied Agri-cultural Business and got my degree. After that I sold insurances, I did sales for Santos as well. I had a great life and was living my best life and I loved travelling with friends at the time. Partying and having fun and seeing different parts of the world. 10 years ago Tanzania , Zanzibar and I fell in love.” Amir tells Melanin Wonder.


Amir planned to travel every December and he could combine it with work. He has visited South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Mali, Senegal and many more countries as the travel mogul he has become. The main focus became Nigeria.

I was invited to go to Brazil once, this now like 10 years ago, wow! For some reason the whole trip to Brazil got cancelled. It’s like the Gods planned it because another friend of mine asked me to join him to Tanzania. I was like, let’s go. That is when I literally fell in love in with Africa. I enjoyed the hospitality, the people and the food is amazing! 

Dynast Amir found out his roots are in the countries: Nigeria and Sierra Leone via African Ancestry. When you find out your roots then you are eligible to get a passport in Sierra Leone. You can travel through west Africa visa free. If you are Nigerian why would you not want your Nigerian Passport.

It has become a passion. To connect to African diaspora. The search for Uhuru platform is for anyone that is interested. Anyone can join the travelling groups to Africa too. Dynast also runs a YouTube channel where he documents his journey, to inform the people. It is also to engage

Dynast is a multi talented man because he also Writes! He wrote a  childrensbook which is available on Amazon.  I just got inspired to write a book one day and so I did it. That’s all that I can say about that haha. The YouTube channel is all about having conversations, talking about crypto and occasionally  politics.


Dynast: “My first tour, was a tour to Nigeria 2019 during the well known Osun festival. To bring awareness to the Ororuwo kingdom. I did several tours, I bring people to Nigeria every Osun festival. Everyone can join the tour, this is global. But usually people of African descent like to join the tours of all ages.”

My roots were from the Ororuwo Nigerian Kingdom, they welcomed me and we talked. They were so happy to see me. They consulted the orishas, it was approved that I become a prince of the Ororuwo Kingdom. They initiated me and that is how I became Prince Dynast Amir. It is a real privilege. 


 I feels like I lost something and I have now found what was missing.


Native Americans now, I don’t really agree. We have been so far disconnected and we form own identity.

Youtube: Search for Uhuru

Find Dynast on the web too!

Instagram – Dynast



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RiRi honoured for her ‘extraordinary commitment’ to Caribbean island as it makes a historic political transition.




RiRi Rihanna honoured for her ‘extraordinary commitment’ to Caribbean island as it makes a historic political transition.

The singer was honored Monday in her native Barbados during its presidential inauguration, which served to mark the country becoming a republic. Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the crowd: “May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation by your works, by your actions and to do credit wherever you shall go”.

Barbados formally cut ties with the British monarchy by becoming a republic almost 400 years after the first English ship arrived on the most easterly of the Caribbean islands.




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Jaden Smith is opening his first restaurant to help serve homeless people free vegan meals



Jaden Smith is opening his first restaurant to provide homeless people with vegan meals for free.
The activist, 22, has already been helping feed disadvantaged communities since the launch of his I Love You food truck in the Los Angeles Skid Row area back in 2019.
Speaking about his new project with Variety, Jaden explained that anyone can order from the eatery but if a customer is not homeless they’ll have to pay ‘more than the food’s worth so that you can pay for the person behind you.’

Jaden Smith is set to open his first restaurant to provide homeless people with vegan food for free (pictured in January 2020)
The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith told the publication: ‘It’s for homeless people to get free food.

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Angel Rich the Melanin Wonder named to be “The next Steve Jobs” by Forbes!!



Angel Rich “The Next Steve Jobs”


Angel Rich, from Washington, DC, has developed a very innovative app called Credit Stacker that teaches students about personal finance, credit management skills, and entrepreneurship in a fun and engaging way. The app is so popular that 200,000 people (and growing) downloaded it to their smartphones and tablets within just two weeks of its launch.


Melanin Wonder Angel was raised in Washington, DC, and graduated from Hampton University. She also studied at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. Way to represent her Melanin self!

She briefly worked as a global market research analyst for Prudential, where she conducted over 70 financial behavior modification studies.

She says that during her time there, she helped the company generate more than $6 billion in revenue. She resigned, however in 2013, to start her own company, The Wealth Factory.

Remarkably, the app has been named the “best financial literacy product in the country” by the Office of Michelle Obama, the “best learning game in the country” by the Department of Education, and the “best solution in the world for reducing poverty” by JP Morgan Chase. It has won first place in several business competitions including the Industrial Bank Small Business Regional Competition and the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition. Angel has won more than $50,000 in business grants with her efforts.

Her company’s Credit Stacker app is available in four languages and in 40 countries and is rapidly approaching 1 million downloads.


Although the app is free for users to download, the revenue model is to generate money on the back-end from advertisers in addition to existing contracts. She also has a partnership with the D.C. Dept of Insurance, Securities, and Banking.

In time, other major financial companies like NASDAQ, J.P. Morgan & Chase, Wells Fargo, and more will likely want to get on board as well


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