TyneeTalks: The TRIFECTA OF BLACK PANTHER (The Movie)
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It’s not every day, they we get to witness history in the making. Just like the ancestors before us, who knew where they were when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historical “I have a dream” speech. Or how it felt when Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States of America. There was something special in the atmosphere on those occasions and I feel like that same vibe is in the air, surrounding Marvel’s breakout hit, Black Panther. Everything about this moment is super lit! The cast, the script, the delivery of dialogue, the timing, and costumes come to together organically to make this movie, a historical moment. And I’m happy to say that I got a chance to experience this moment with my son and good friends.
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Now that we got that out of the way let’s talk about the 3 men in Black Panther that had my ovaries doing acrobatics and cartwheels
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Exhibit A: King T’Challa. Leader of the Wakandans. Fine chocolate, regal, honorable. T’Challa represents what it means to have to pay for the sins of the father. But having the will to right wrongs even when it’s not the most popular thing to do. Loyal to his country and his people.
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Exhibit B: Erik Killmonger- Leader of the Lost Tribe. Fine af! Body of a GOD. Strong, strong-willed, determined and resilient. The connection between Africa and America. A true definition of an African-American. A revolutionary. A man with a heart for his people globally. A man who refuses to be silenced. A seeker of justice. A man who studied and took on his oppressors’ ways in an effort to overcome and defeat them and make his people reign supreme!
Exhibit C: M’baku the leader of the Jabari Tribe in Wakanda. Powerful. Big. Beautiful. This is a man humble enough to accept defeat in an honorable way (You have to watch the movie to understand this reference). A man I’m willing to bore children for. A man of colossal stature. A man who comes through in the clutch. A protector of women. A protector of his people. A man of honor. A man not afraid to silence the oppressor. A gentle giant. A man who has the discernment of when to react and when to lay low in the cut. A man that I’m trying to be captured by and held captive with for a couple of forevers.