#WakandaForever 7 Kingdom Principles of Black Panther

We can still heal you… T’Challa

Why?! So you can lock me up? Nah. Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, ’cause they knew death was better than bondage.’ Eric Killmonger

 

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#FirstofAll I hope that you have seen this movie at least once by now.

“Hey, my loves…”

*Disclaimer* SPOILER ALERT

There are so many jewels that came from this movie. I was so impressed by the cast, marketing, the dressing up, all of it. Of course, I found some interesting points from a biblical perspective.

The Spirit of Abandonment is a killer. Literally. 

Michael B. Jordan came a long way from his days from The Wire .  From the Black Panther movie, his character Killmonger was angry. We could understand why he was. He felt unwanted. Rejected. Being ignored by people that was suppose to love him can do that. From an early age, he outperformed in his life to fill those voids. So many are walking around in real life with this spirit of abandonment. It could be from past relationships, family dynamics, relationships, etc. He abused his power of authority once he received the throne of authority.

Shuri Epitomizes a Proverbs 31 woman. 

Letitia Wright character Shuri was AMAZING! She was funny, smart, innovative, and ready to fight. As a Proverbs 31 woman, she knew the worth of her work. Shuri was a gem in the Kingdom of Wakanda. Her innovations helped increased the people around her especially T’Challa. Wright’s own faith prepared her for a role of a lifetime.

M’baku will put pride to the side and come together. 

M’baku is the breakout star. He commanded every room he was in. He knew his power. He knew his strength. Even in the time of Wakanda’s weakness, his tribe dropped pride before they truly fell. With unity, so much can happen. You will need to know more about Winston Duke because I’m sure this isn’t the last time you see him.

When you know your position, you will know your posture. 

Stand up. You are a King.

You know, just like Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time for everything. T’Challa bowed but then need to stand and know who and whose he was. Royalty. You are royalty. Just like the feeling you had walking in, let people know the power you have within. Honor people and let others honor you.

Your gifts will bring you in front of great men. 

Each of us has some sort of gift or talent. You should never have to shrink to make others feel comfortable. I’m sure at some point, the actors and even the director Ryan Coogler didn’t realize the power he possessed when he started his career in Hollywood. It is important to trust the process and master your craft whatever that may be. Now, he is breaking records. Imagine how your life could be if you pursue your dreams into reality. Let your light shine.

Defy tradition and religion. 

Towards the end of the movie, there was a battle on how it was and how others thought it should be. As advanced as Wakanda was, there were still many traditional and religious practices. Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) defied what she was used to in Wakanda. She fought and stood by T’Challa. Others wanted to follow tradition under Killmonger’s new reign. But she was against it because she knew it would be to the Wakanda’s demise.

Women will roar and protect. The Wakanda Princesses displayed being clothed with strength and dignity. 

They protected Wakanda to the core. The secret weapons there. Women help shape society. It was prophetic actually. It’s the year of the woman. Let her rise to the occasion and fight for what’s she desires. Last but not least, Angela Bassett is amazing!

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Let’s keep the momentum going beyond this film.

“I love us for real.”

Yes, this is Black History, history of the creatives, history for dreamers. This is a short movie review. The ENTIRE cast was incredible!! A must see several times.

Until next time,

Tamieka Smith

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