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Where Can We Be Black In Peace?

Nomfundo Makhubu reckons that Africa is the only place in the world where Black people can exist peacefully, sans any scrutiny or whatever seeks to discredit our identity. But first, we need to fix the continent, she argues.

Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan sat down with the Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey, in what would be a sobering example of the intersectionality of race and trajectories of Black people across the world. The tell-all interview recently earned an Emmy nomination under the "Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special" category.

The interview confirmed something I've always felt to be true — that there are very few places where Black people can be Black in peace. Whether we like it or not, we Black people are a collective community under a system that actively works to dismantle our Blackness. No matter how palatable some of us may think our Blackness is, there is no escaping the unmitigated gall Black bodies attract.

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