Over the weekend, the NAACP Awards celebrated it’s 50th year and per usual, people of color were recognized, from Maxine Walters and many more. Artists an Actors were awarded such as:
Chadwick Boseman for winning Outstanding Actor in a Film for “Black Panther”
Taraji P Henson for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for the show Empire
Anthony Anderson Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for the ABC Show Blackish
Tracee Ellis Ross Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for the ABC Show Blackish
Jay-Z received the President Award and Beyonce received the Entertainer of the Year Award.
I think it is important for black award shows like this to be in a category of their own peers. I understand that being in a category with other peers of difference genres of music and different movie categories, that it is more important to win because you beat out a wider range of nominees, but “competing” against your own peers and being positively recognized for it is definitely a plus. I think that us as an audience and others as a creative should be more thankful and appreciative of these kind of awards.
This year the celebrities came out and showed out on their Met Gala fits. For some reason, head pieces and face pieces were the trend this year.
Gabrielle Union Came through with poppin yellow. This color always looks good on black skin. Go Gabby!!
The men were looking real Zaddy-ish too. Gotta love a man in a suit.
Donald Glover in the light purple suit. He’s been poppin lately. Check out my last post on his This Is America video
Mr. Wakanda himself still dressed in character lowkey and looking good per usual! I see you Chadwick!
Michael B could’ve done better but he’s still fine tho.
Imma let you shine Ferg but your Bae has on a lovely fur dress. I see y’all doing THAT!
Wiz looking good in this brown suit. I see you Wiz!
Even Travis Scott nice looking nice!
Here are some of the other looks from last night.
Come through Ashley Graham with the glowing skin and poppin thighs
Janelle Monae with the head piece jewelry and hat, with a cap shirt
Mary J ALWAYS look good in white, Earlier this year, she wore all white to the Oscars and this gold makes her hair pop and skin pop. I see you Aunt Mary
J. Lo came to slay and always showing some leg. I’m here for this look!
Kate Perry tryna fly off on us with this huge wings lol, but I love the uniqueness of it.
Zendaya is giving me medieval time with this dress. The neck and shoulders look like it’s made of metal and the bottom part of the gown is fabric of course. Then her orange hair makes the whole thing pop.
Issa Rae Bae is looking good in her gold and black. She usually keeps it simple but elegant where ever she goes.
Okay…I’ll give Kim her props. She was stunning last night. Her eye make up, makes her eyes look exotic and her gold gown is simple but glowing. I see you Kim!
Shout out to 2Chainz for proposing to his wife, (I thought he was already married). She looked so happy. I love black love!
Last but not least, shout out to Lena Waithe for rocking a rainbow cape, signifying her gay pride. To me, it speaks “I’m gay and I’m proud.” I love it!
Who’s look did you love the most this year?? Comment below!
Talk about GREATNESS! Did you know that Black Panther made $218 MILLION over the weekend all over the country? Andddd it’s Black History Month! That some Black Excellence. I’m so proud of the movie’s debut success!
I went to see Black Panther on Friday, just like every other black person did this weekend and I enjoyed it of course. I will be the first to say that I’m not a Marvel fan….at all!! I’m not into superhero movies like that but I just HAD to see this film because:
Spoiler Alert: I LOVED the story line and it made me think—maybe there is a whole different galaxy or planet or even a different country that has the advancements of technology that Wakanda had. The movie seemed more present day, especially with the settings of being in South Korea and London. I LOVED that there was a family tie between T’Challa (Boseman) and Killmonger (M.B. Jordan) and fighting for the throw because of a bad grudge being held.
Also, I loved that Black Women played a significant part in the movie, from his sister being helpful with her technology knowledge by helping him drive a car while she was still stationed in Wakanda, to T’Challa being in South Korea. Also, Okoye being his right hand (wo)-man by helping him fight and using her sword power (like she did in Walking Dead). Also, Nakia was his eye candy but also a great spy working along to save others lives before T’Challa walked back into her life.
You hear a lot of one-man band superheroes but never a lot of black women superheros. There are Black Women Superheroes from the Marvel series like Storm from X-Men, Misty Knight, and Monica Rambeau, and maybe this movie will be the start of trying to make movies about them.
I’m just sooooo excited that black people mainly, but all races in general came out to A) support a Black Film, B) a Black director, C) a Marvel film that brings people from all races out…to support a black film–Black Panther.
Fun Facts about the director: Ryan Coogler:
He directed his first film at age 27, which was Fruitvale Station
He directed his second film at age 29, which was Creed
Third film he directed was Black Panther, at age 31.
If you haven’t seen the movie….see it! If you have seen it…see it just ONE MORE TIME lol–for the culture–for the young directors like Ryan Coogler making a come up!!