Sigh…the truth is uncomfortable and should be. I haven’t seen this version yet because I’m in the UK but I’m sure it’s a masterpiece. This 2K generation of children need to be connected to where they came from and how their “freedom” came to be, before the YEEZY, BEYSUS, era of iPads, iPhones and Jordans! Unfortunately there was ROOTS! Those people wouldn’t even exist without ROOTS! What we are living in now is luxury compared. Yes we have a long way to go, since racism still exists and we still have to remind some that #blacklivesmatter …Which is a scarier thought, but this is why it is important to know who fought and where our power lies. We don’t learn enough in school!!!!Every story is NOT being told. Most of our TRUE HEROES are pressed between the pages of books in the library, never to be heard of again! It’s not taking away from respecting other cultures by researching and respecting our own. Every other culture is proud of their roots. Latinas, Asians, Jews, etc. champion what their ancestors did to make room for who they are , whether it was uncomfortable or not! Why are some black ppl hiding? It is in knowing your greatness within and the many Kings and Queens from which your blood flows, that contributed to us seeing the importance of continuing to heal, nurture, inspire, represent, fuel and encourage our future kings and queens. Without representation we are lost souls. Do we need more than slave films to represent us as a people? Of COURSE! Should we have balance? Yes! Does it mean we shouldn’t move forward and make sure ALL lives matter? NO! But that doesn’t mean that I will not be proud of a black film director taking on a huge responsibility to our future. It’s no different than all of the icons we continue to immortalize! We will never stop talking about King #MJ! But can’t celebrate King #KUNTAKINTE ??? 👊🏻👊🏼👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #roots #films #blacklivesmatter #represent #powerful #movies #love #culture #actors #truth #kings #queens #generations #blackisbeautiful #support
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