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A History of Black Women in JAMES BOND Movies

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A History of Black Women in JAMES BOND Movies

by Stephanie Williams

The start of a new decade feels like no better time to have the very first Black woman playing 007 in No Time To Die. Well, it’s a little bittersweet given that Lashana Lynch isn’t actually taking over the main role of Bond. Daniel Craig still holds that title. However, she’s still a 007 and a great addition to the storied history of Black women in the Bond franchise.

Black women have been everything from bodyguards, to government agents, to Moneypenny since the first one showed up in a Bond film—and not as an extra. No matter the role, they’ve all left their marks on the franchise in some way.

Trina Parks wasn’t the only Black woman in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever. Before Parks makes her grand arrival as the first Black woman bodyguard, another Black woman appears briefly before she’s turned into a…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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