But I really wonder why we don’t just create our own movie series, with an all Black cast, Black Director and Producer (so Black investors can make the profit from the revenue), Black crew and have it filmed in a Black studio? Why do we keep celebrate finally being accepted on someone else’s stage, that is still managed and owned by them, instead of building our own! Clearly we can sale the tickets and raise the capital investment! Clearly we have enough talent and capable crew members! Clearly we have Directors that can tell the story! Clearly we have Producers who can manage bringing the project together! What I believe we lack is the vision to understand the importance of building our own self-managed and own platforms, and the depth to understand why it’s so important to build something that feeds our entire community!
Every time I see post like this, I think about slaves who were happy to come in the house or even worse, be able to oversee the other slaves! Maybe even the Africans in the Kongo that were tricked by the Pope into trading their own people so they could do business with Europeans, then tricked again by European Kings to let them build forts on their coast that they ended up using to enslave the African King’s own family (all because the Africans wanted to be accepted)! You didn’t see as many Black news outlets post about Ebony Magazine closing as you do celebrating the ONLY Black person EVER given this chance - and I didn’t see 1 Black media outlet speak on saving Ebony even though the company paved the way for all of them!
But we wonder why the two richest Black cities in the United States for Black people both have the lowest opportunity for poor Black people in the country and the highest level of incarceration for Black people EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE BOTH BEEN RUN BY BLACK GOVERNMENTS!
We are so busy celebrating the scraps, that we forget that we have a whole community that needs us and that the majority of Black people either live in poverty or near it!
With all that being said, STOP CELEBRATING WHEN WE HAVE 1 BLACK PERSON “GIVEN” A CHANCE & CELEBRATE WHEN A THOUSAND BLACK PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AND BUILD SOMETHING!