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Black Panther instils a sense of self pride
At last, some other super heroes for Afro boys other than Spiderman and Superman. Not everyone will like this because not everyone is concerned with Afro racial pride. Not even the Afros themselves.
What is most heartening about the obvious long-term popularity of this movie, worldwide, is that it will have the same positive impact as the last President of the United States.
Nobody expected him to retain his popularity and achieve a second term.
Today in Barack Obama we have a living icon. And now, enter the Black Panther.
The tremendous bankability of the Black Panther movie because of its cross over racial appeal, cannot be estimated.
Move over Star Wars, move over Star Trek and all other famous, well-loved science fiction shows.
There will be the usual naysayers who will say it is all comic book fare. It is science fiction. Never mind the bad-talking, vivid imaginations will be inspired.
Perhaps the Black Panther movie will awaken new interest in Afro centrist thinking.
The Sphinx in Giza, Egypt which is many thousand years old, is the face of an Afro man with his nose deliberately blown off.
And, never forgetting that the Pharaoh Tutankhamen, is now being portrayed, by some, as a light complexioned Egyptian.
So, what really happened all those centuries ago when the Black African Pharaohs ruled Egypt?
Did they opt for killing each other like we are seeing today in T&T? Over what? Drugs and guns?
The T&T government is suffering daily because some people have no self pride.
Some of us need to stop and get our act together; we hope sooner rather than later.
Give thanks for the timely appearance of this Marvel comic book hero, a strong, beautiful Black Panther who might inspire some positive thinking for those descendants of the mentally and physically enslaved.
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