VOX ATL went to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence’s Teen Summit, where teens crafted vision boards inspired by dialogue about self love, performed pieces of songs and poetry, and practiced communication around boundaries.
“Black Panther” intricately weaves together aspects of culture, politics, and principle through an Afrocentric lens. It questions the morality of politics and the political influences of what society considers to be right and wrong.
Like most black kids, in my household, Black History Month extends beyond February 28th. It is apart of who I am. When I was little, the elders in my family would share with me stories about their lives during segregation. I got to hear firsthand the challenges and stereotypes that they and their parents had […]
To my black group of friends, I’m the whitest person they know, and to my white group of friends, I’m the blackest person they know. Caught in the middle of a cold war between races, I wasn’t too sure who I was siding with. And that makes me very angry.
…I am not yours.
I am a human and I want to be treated like one.
There is no doubt this movie is dedicated to black people. The African-American community needs this movie in this day and age, in the wake of modern-day racism and the Trump era social climate of the US as a whole.
“Black Panther” is not “just a superhero movie.” It’s a black superhero film, directed and written by black people, for everyone, but with black people in mind.
“R.I.P. to your burst bubble
Before, you thought we were trouble
This movie dragged us out the rubble
And had you colonizers seeing double.”
“I live in a small town
Where standing out is uncommon
Sometimes not even safe
There are always parking spaces
Yet there’s not always room for love”
We are in a millennial civil rights movement, and “Black Panther” will go down in history as coming at the perfect time.