Wakanda & Ethiopia: The Myth and the Hope of Black Power

April 17, 2018

Wakanda forever was the cry…

But forever is such a very long time. And our attention spans are so short. Yet, there’s such hope in Wakanda-mania. It shows us the great potential of when a myth becomes reality…

I enjoyed Black Panther

And by box office numbers, it seems most of us did…

Beyond the movie, what was very powerful was the countless Black folk proclaiming “Wakanda Forever!”

Especially coming from the Black elite…

I mean, you expect certain folk to have been all decked out in their African garb. You know: those who go to poetry spots & underground hiphop clubs. Those who fight for reparations and the few who remember Old Marcus Garvey

But those who work in the halls of power? Those who been working hard to advance in White spaces and have to be concerned for what White folks think?

I ain’t know most of them even had dashikis…

Wakanda did a number on us

Such power…such prestige…such undeniable Black excellence…

You couldn’t help but be enraptured by it. It just drew you in…

Watching T’Challa defy White power. Seeing all those powerful Black women beating down whiteness. Shuri outsmarting the White power with her engineering prowess.

But Wakanda ain’t got nothing on this Kingdom…

So allow me to shift you from the mythological and point you to something real. And that realness will multiply the experience of Wakanda 10x if you let it.

Once you’re willing to embrace that power, come over to the group & let’s talk about the impact this real life Kingdom could have on our real life circumstance.

What do you think of comparing the power of Ethiopia to the effects of Wakanda upon the Black psyche?

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Resources for this Episode:

  1. Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire – Drusilla Dunjee Houston
  2. Ethiopia & the History Not Seen (DOCUMENTARY FILM)
  3. The Real Facts about Ethiopia – J.A. Rogers
  4. Harlem to Ethiopia, in Search of Their Spiritual Roots
  5. She Met Her Prince (for Real!) at a D.C. Nightclub

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