What an awesome way to kick off Black History month this year. Starting with Friday, Feb 1, the 44th NAACP Image Awards (hosted by Steve Harvey) aired. The recognition of our people and their talents was touching and remarkable. We are reminded .. and reminded others.. that WE rock. Kerry Washington grabbed 3 awards including Best Supporting Actess in a motion picture for Django Unchained (which was an EXCELLENT movie), Red Tails won Best Motion Picture, Jamie Foxx won Entertainer of the Year etc. (To see a list of all the winners/categories.. Click HERE).
On Saturday, Feb 2, Lifetime Movie Network aired “Betty & Coretta”, a biopic about the wives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. What was so great about this movie aside from them finally shining light on Betty Shabazz & Coretta Scott King’s inspiring story was that they pushed the envelope several times. Things that you would never hear in other movies regarding their husbands, they addressed bluntly in here (i.e. MLK’s infidelity, The belief of MLK assassination being assisted by someone in MLK’s camp, Minister Farrakhan setting up Malcolm X’s murder etc.). They weren’t afraid. They went IN. Not only keeping it real.. but very classy. The movie was awesome.
Last but not least, on Sunday, Feb 3, Superbowl XLVII (47) aired. Who would have ever thought there would be THREE BLACK WOMEN headlining each performance there? An amazing feeling and thought. All of them exuded class and definite talent. I was totally empowered. I can’t explain the feelings developed from all of these events. I was proud… proud of my people.. proud of our achievements… proud to be BLACK.
View photos from each event below:
The 44th NAACP Image Awards.
"Red Tails" | "Django: Unchained"
Jamie Foxx and Daughter Corinne
“Betty and Coretta” Lifetime Movie.
Coretta Scott King (wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.) portrayed by Angela Bassett
Betty Shabazz (wife of Malcolm X) portrayed by Mary J. Blige
The Superbowl XLVII.
Jennifer Hudson performing "America, the Beautiful"
Alicia Keys performing "The National Anthem"
Beyonce performing for the Halftime Show
Destiny's Child accompanies her for a quick reunion..