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
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…
off-season that seems to have never actually ended and with a season ahead of
us full of seemingly foregone conclusions, the NBA season is back on tonight
with two pretty highly-touted games.
Boston and Cleveland will tip off the season at 8pm, a game of interest
with the movement and back-and-forth between the teams late in the
offseason. That will be followed at
10:30pm by the up-and-coming Houston Rockets taking on the defending champion
Golden State Warriors.
It’s as if the NBA schedule writers KNEW the NFL would be mired in knee-deep
shit with the protests and beefing with the fuckboy in chief 45 and
decided to throw out some games of interest right from the start.
As much time as I would love to expound on the virtues of
basketball, I am already 138 words in and I have a short attention span. I will get right to the NBA season predications.
Rookie of the Year
LaVar Ball, Los Angeles Lakers… No, that was not a typo. I am well aware that LaVar has never pla…