Nat Turner was a real Black SuperHeru!

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Nat Turner was definitely a real superhero.  Or should I say Heru?  He had the strength and power of his great African ancestors running through his bloodline. He wanted to see his people get true freedom and was willing to sacrifice his own life in the process.  Superman,Batman,Thor…all fictional!  Nat was a real person.  He loved his people enough to give them the inspiration to know they can fight against their enemies and there’s no need to be scared.

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Yes I know the film The Birth of a Nation comes out today. I know it’s an important story to be told. But don’t be fooled by actors in films.  Many of these actors are fake ass negroes. There are also books out there spreading lies and disinformation about our brother.  Nat was not a degenerate homosexual and never lusted after white women.  These are all LIES!

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So forget about fake ass heroes like Luke Cage.  The racist media likes to give you sellout coons to portray our heroes.  Don’t fall for this trickery.  Just know that Nat was the REAL DEAL.  Thank you Nat for your sacrifice.  You will never be forgotten for what you did for your people.  Your legacy will live on. May you Rest in Power brother. Ashe’

Will you go see Birth of a Nation?

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I know this might not be a popular viewpoint so let me state that this is simply my position. I do not condone, nor can I excuse the actions of Nate Parker when he was a younger man. As a survivor of sexual assault I understand first hand that it leaves scares that one must learn to live with. I can only hope that he has learned how devastating his behavior was, and become an advocate against sexual assault. I must say my concern is that personal issue with Parker threatens to take away from a film that we need to see. Too many of us have supported people that have done very terrible things in the name of being entertained. However, this isn’t just about entertainment but a story that needs to be told.

I personally find the timing of the Nate Parker story interesting. It came and caused some to say I won’t see the film because I refuse to support Parker. I truly believe this was the overall agenda of the media. Think about it… how many films do we have that depict the enslavement periods? We have quite a few, varying in accurately, but how many depict uprising? To many say we should move on from this period because it is in the past. We need to put slavery behind us we are told.

However, no one tells Holocaust survivors and descendants to move on. Yet the bottom line is there is plenty of accepted open dialog on the Holocaust. Germany has had to reckon with that history. Truth be told… the reason we can’t just move on is because America has never reckoned with the enslavement of black people. It has never been dealt with. Yes, we are aware it happened but the ramifications of it have never been dealt with.

Right now we have schools trying to rewrite history in an attempt to erase the evil of Americans past. Instead of facing where we have been as a nation… we are trying to wash it away. That is simply impossible. We need the arts (film, literature, art, music) to tell our story. It’s important that it be told all of the enslaved did not accept their condition lying down. It’s important for the very psyche of American born blacks to know yes we did fight back. The depiction of us in the world is not always accurate. It’s important that other people of color, as well as our African brothers and sisters, know our plight. It needs to be our story told by us.

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This film is bigger than Nate Parker, and its need is great. I don’t condone his behavior as a man, yet I appreciate his courage to make such a film. As one who majored in English, and History, I will be going see this film at least twice. I will view it once for myself, and once to write a review. I support the telling of our stories. The voices of our ancestors have been silenced from us for far too long. We need to feel their strength and understand their sacrifice. I’m going see Birth of a Nation, and I hope many of us will be in the theatre to support the telling of our history… by us. Birth of a Nation releases in theaters nationwide October 7, 2016.

Article written by Christian Starr

Black Snake(1973)- I Miss feel good films like this!

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This is a clip from the film Black Snake back in 1973.  It was made during the Blaxploitation era.   It was a black film subgenre very popular back in the seventies.  Most of the acting wasn’t always very good but they had some interesting plotlines.  Many of theme dealt with fighting drug dealers,pimps and getting revenge on the “white man”.  I stumbled upon this clip about two years ago and thought it was interesting.  I thought the ending was great.  This was better than Django Unchained and 12 Years a Slave.  They don’t make endings like this in Hollywood too much anymore. Although there is a lot of hype over the upcoming film about Nat Turner’s slave revolt.

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In Black Snake a racist white man is stabbed to death.  And a white female slave master is burned alive!  I don’t know if the Nat Turner film can top that. It has a lot to live up to.  Enjoy the clip.  Just a little something to brighten your day! 🙂