I am not joking, I
mean this shit.
This man has played Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42. He played James Brown in 2014’s Get on Up. Fuck, he was one of seven Black people who got
real camera time in 2016’s Gods of Egypt and just might be the only one who was
actually allowed to play an actual god!
Further, we have seen him make more Black people care about comic book movies
with his portrayal as T’Challa/Black Panther in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and in the upcoming eponymous Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War movies.
I thought of this
post on Saturday when one of my wives my lady took me to see Marshall in the movies. The trailer for Black Panther played before the movie and this naturally made it
more obvious (to me, at least) that with the above-listed movies an even MORESO
after watching and LOVING Marshall (for
real, y’all go pay money to see this), Chadwick Boseman is fast entering
Hotep Hero status and is worthy of the best protection available. 1.Don’t
As some of you may or may not be
aware of, Eminem came out of whatever this retirement thing he has been
apparently in and out of to rain hellfire and damnation on the current resident
of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at the BET Awards Tuesday night.
If you did not see it live or have
not viewed it in your FB feed since airing, here it is:
After that happened, my social media timelines were on fire
with people wondering JUST how (or if) 45 would respond. I’m bullshitting, everyone just KNEW he
would, it was a matter of when. If you
follow me on FaceBook, you have seen 45 direct his ire at various opponents in
rap battles, presented through his WILDLY active Twitter. Apparently, he also has a SPECIAL Twitter
account that only allows certain Tweets to be seen by certain people.
Well, he responded to Em on THAT channel and BOY did he go
It seems to me
that The Notorious DJT (or his ghost writer) is not to be trifled with by the
likes of these little rapper types after all.
Far too many
people think respect is something to be traded, like a commodity in the market
or some shit like that.
The only thing you should be trading for respect is
respectability. What have you shown the
world as your reason they should respect you?
What deplorable things have you NOT done? What in your daily life would a reasonable
person NOT feel less reasonable for respecting?
Yes, I know that respectability – and/or a lack thereof – is no longer a
deciding factor in whether or not one is allowed to be the one chosen to
pretend to run the country. No need to
I don’t, will not, and can not believe in “you give respect
to get respect.” The reason is quite
I will offer a metaphor. I come from
humble beginnings, have made major mistakes and have gotten a grasp on all of
my shit to keep together a decent life for my child and family. Sometimes that is in spite of myself, but the
worst of it has been placed behind me and my work involves leaving it th…