The ladies and I gathered up and finally saw Marvel Studios, The Black Panther and it did not disappoint! I felt a connection with the story in that I enjoyed the theme of honoring the ancestors and identity to one’s own people. It’s what makes us all unique. For many African American’s, our identities have been striped from us so its good to see a movie that reminds us that there is a bond, and to some extent, an obligation to seek one’s own history. Furthermore, we have the technical capability to know that history through DNA African Ancestral testing. We as black people, don’t have to succumb to the negative stereotypes that we’ve been told that keeps African-American and native Africans divided.
Wakanda is a beautiful Utopia! I've seen it with my own eyes... in the movie! Wakanda is a glorious but fictional place. Unfortunately, it does not exist in real life. However, Please know that Africa is, indeed, as real as it gets. There are aprox. 54 countries on the continent and there's an abundance of natural resources, many cultures and the most beautiful people.
I’ve traveled to Egypt, Senegal twice and Guinea. Our young daughters (now ages 10 and 12) have traveled there with me as well because we want to show them that Africa is a beautiful and versatile continent from where we all come. I feel a connection to our ancestors, the motherland and its people around the world. Our American-born children should know of and show reverence to their African heritage. I’m glad this movie stands as a testament that we should teach ourselves and our youth to build bridges among our cultures, -black or otherwise- so that we can thrive together for a better future.
I loved the "Dora Milaje," all female warriors and the representation of powerful black women in this film. I was enamored by the love shown between characters because you don’t see that portrayed often, if not well, in mainstream media. You don’t see a lot of pro black, pro cultural and pro ancestral themes that were present in the film which made Black Panther a winner for me. Wakanda Forever!
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