Friday, May 25, 2018

T'Challa Forever

A lot of people didn't really understand why a movie about a black superhero resonated so deeply for black folks. This clip captures some of the reasons. To be honest, I'm not much of a Jimmy Fallon fan, but this segment with Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther, was everything. I'd totally missed this when it aired (as I said, I don't really watch Jimmy), but one of the speakers here is the daughter and grandson of my friend. I worked with this woman for many years at the magazine. She was the copy chief, and always one of my favorite colleagues. She happened into the bookstore cafe where I was working yesterday afternoon, and saw me tapping away in the far corner. It was a happy reunion. She told me her daughter and grandson had done this segment, and last night she sent this to me. I love it so much I'm posting it here. If you watch, click and make it full screen. The facial expressions are worth it.




10 comments:

  1. What a difference it made that you went to the cafe yesterday! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful YouTube video. Because of your moving review, I went to see "Black Panther" at a local theater and just now put a copy of the DVD on hold at our public library so that I can watch it again. I am 309 in line for the 62 copies purchased by our library!

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  2. Friday morning good cry. Thank you. I can't wait to see this. xoxoxoxox

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  3. well, that got me off to a good start! Thank you! Wonderful and that certainly gave my morning eyes a good shower! LOVE

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  4. It was an incredible movie and the strength of the women was especially inspiring to me.

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  5. The facial expressions ARE everything. How beautiful! I'm crying now and I haven't even seen the dang movie although I know I must.
    And..."Oh. Hey there, Jimmy."
    Haha!

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  6. This is beautiful. You've made me cry!

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  7. Good tears. I love the women in this movie and seeing such a FULL cast of black actors and actresses. I so didn't see all those amazing women coming when I sat down to watch this movie and it was thrilling. One of the few times I'm looking forward to a sequel already (I'm not much of a movie goer!)

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  8. I enjoyed the movie but I especially loved the women warriors. They were fierce!

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