The movie Black Panther has made nearly a billion dollars at the box office based on an idea of a fictitious technologically advanced world that is predominately Black. But I beg to differ [swipe🏾]. Wakanda is all around us and if we take our time, we will see that the very inspirational characters that we’ve longed to see, exist in our very communities. It’s time that we teach our children of the lineage they come from and raise them to become the next generation of Kings and Queens, who continue a legacy of excellence. Let’s introduce them to the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math so their natural born curiosity unleashes their creativity and innovation to develop new ideas.
Kudos to all of the actors, actresses, and director who inspired hope in a time when we need it the most. When we showed up to the box office we proved our spending power, as a result, Hollywood will gross multi-millions dollars of profit that may never yield a return of investment into our community. Instead of waiting for the sequel, we must build as a collective to invest and create our own: schools, production companies, publications, media outlets, tech companies, labs, galleries, grocery stores, etc. WE NEED TO BE THE PRODUCERS (EARNERS), NOT JUST THE CONSUMERS (SPENDERS). We are our own tribe and WE CAN create the world we pay to see! #theLopezEffect #OccupySchools #Education #WakandaForever #WCW #BlackExcellence #STEM #STEAM #BlackGirlMagic #leadership #Teachers - 2 months ago