Black Panther: 10 Valuable lessons

Like many, the anticipation level for the release of Black Panther was at an all-time high. This is a pivotal time in the African American history that we as a culture needed to experience. For some, this was just another superhero movie but to the African American community, this is the beginning of a revolution. A revolution that revives our community to DREAM big and fight for what’s ours. Black panther taught us 10 key points to revive our community which is listed below.

1.Unity

All around the world we showed up at the box office dressed in our finest African and black attire. When black people show up, we most definitely show out! This movie has brought so much unity and who doesn’t love that. It’s a prime example of how we can unite and like many, you can join forces or go against the grain.

2.Protect your own

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The movie taught us that we should always protect our own before helping out someone else. That goes for family, friends, or the African American community. We should always look out for our own first.

3. Nobody wins when the family feuds

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In the words of Jay-Z ” Nobody wins when the family feuds” this can apply to the movie as well. It taught us life lessons about working together and uniting with one another. When you don’t it brings chaos!

4. A friend stick closer than a brother

Every now again someone will come into your life that’s not blood-related and will have your best interest at heart. Sometimes your own bloodline will betray you but it’s always a friend that will be by your side no matter what!

5.NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

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The movie taught us that things are never what they appear to be. You’ll find out that if you judge someone or something based on appearance it will indeed prove you wrong.

6.Watch the People in your camp

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This lesson was illustrated throughout the movie and can indeed apply to our personal lives. A wise person, once said that everyone who says they’re  your friend isn’t a friend. Be wise and take inventory of who you involve yourself in every relationship.

7. Be careful how you treat people because you never know who you might need

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There is an old saying that says ” Treat people how you want to be treated because you just might need that person again.” It’s funny how your enemy might be the person to save your life! Apply this golden rule if you take nothing from the movie, remember this one.

8.Aint nothing like a mama’s love

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The movie taught us the power of a mother. If your mom has your back then that’s all you really need because she will go to bat for you, when nobody else will.

9.Sometimes you’ve to right all the wrongs

Sometimes in life like the movie you’ll find yourself paying for issues that you didn’t create. However, it’s up to you to fix the circumstances and right the wrongs of your forefathers.

10. The power of a black woman

If you’ve ever been confused about the power of a BLACK WOMAN than the movie illustrated the perfect example. It showcased the proper order of a black woman and many strengths and weaknesses that she might have. Nevertheless, it left you feeling empowered to be not just a woman but a BLACK woman! Black women are Gold, strength and the neck of any man! We build them up so that they can function and without us they’re weak! The black woman is STRENGTH.

If you’ve watched the movie and it didn’t leave you feeling like “Black is the thing to be” then perhaps you should go back and look for those above nuggets!

Signed Johnakeshia

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