I couldn’t wait to see the movie Black Panther, set in the fictitious land of Wakanda, with a predominately black cast. The movie was so good that I saw it twice. Not only was it an action-packed movie, but it offered several life lessons that I want to share with you in this Special Edition – Press On! Webzine titled “Lessons Taught in the Black Panther Movie.” When you read the articles in this issue, you will see how every character in the movie gave something that the audience can use in life.
The female characters Okoye, Nakia, Shuri, Ramonda, and the Dora Milaje (all-female army) were fierce. Okoye knew the significance of setting boundaries and her love, W’Kabi, realized just how important hers were in “Okoye – Boundaries are Important.” “The Women of Wakanda – Smart, Stunning and Strong” article depict how their characters were celebrated in Wakanda. “Shuri – Technology and Young People,” highlights teenage Shuri’s brilliant use of technology, and how important it is to capture the ideas of young people within your group, organization, or ministry. The poem, “The Invisible Woman,” is a man’s perspective of this type of woman, and what he found out later in life.
Leadership is more than either being hired or elected to a position and “T’Challa – The Strategic Leader” shares what it takes to be a good one. If you are going to face your enemies, you need a strong group of people to help you in battle. The devotional, “M’Baku – Brother, I’ve Got Your Back,” reveals how humility unified leaders to fight a common enemy, who in this case happened to be Erik Killmonger. I share insight about his life as an African-American male living in the United States in “Erik Killmonger – The Product of a Failed Society,” and give tips on how to help our young boys and men cope during today’s times.
Also, a few weeks ago, I started posting entertaining and inspirational quotes on my #MidnightThoughts Facebook page. Go to @pmmidnightthoughts, like the page, and you will access the quotes I post at midnight. And do not forget to order a Black Panther t-shirt that I shared on page three.
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Take care and #WakandaForever.