Could someone call a Black man master for once? Is it possible to spread the royalty in Hollywood, or is that reserved for Whites only?
Nick Cannon is speaking up about the current state of African-Americans in Hollywood. He, along with several other Black actors, are tired of movies like “Django Unchained” and “12 Years a Slave.” Though the common theme seems to be protesting movies like those mentioned here, the views of the protesters vary, as reported by Atlanta Black Star. Some see the movies as a promotion of white guilt and believe them to be responsible for giving African-Americans the opportunity to play the victim. Others see the movies as mere reenactments of slavery to which they see no point.
Orville Lloyd Douglas of U.K.’s The Guardian wrote an article titled, “Why I Hate Being Black” which has gained a wide range of criticism. He offered his opinion on the film “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen.
He wrote, “Frankly, why can’t Black people get over slavery? Or, at least, why doesn’t anyone want to see more contemporary portrayals of Black lives?”
Cannon, though not on the side of contemporary portrayals, does believe there ought to be better representations of black people and he thinks movie studios should dig deeper into black history in order to do so.
He declared on Twitter:
“If I see another d@mn slave movie…AARRRGGHHHH!!!!! I think they keep making them because they want to keep Black folks on edge! They don’t want us to get to comfortable! Yeah we know about Obama…But don’t forget about Toby!”
A little later, Cannon posted a photo of his grandmother with a comment.
“They called this lady a slave, I call her my grandmother’s grandmother. Why don’t they make movies about our African kings & queens? #OurHistory I would love to see a film about Akhenaton and his beautiful wife Queen Nefertiti! Or Cetewayo, a King who was a war hero. Im about to drive to my office RIGHT NOW and start the development! New Hollywood Trend, Black King and Queen films! Starring Black People!! #NoDisrespectToElizabethTaylor.”
This is why the scriptures encourage us to go into the Bible!
Job 8:8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
Remember the former things of old
Isa 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Ecc 3:15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
The Most High said that the past is a requirement, so we have to remember and acknowledge that.
If we do not how can we remember how we fell?
How do we know if we are doing wrong if we do not remember where we fell?
Deu 32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
Eze 20:3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye come to enquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
Eze 20:4 Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:
How will people know and realise where they fell and how to get back if you do not tell them.
Isa 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Mat 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Mat 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
In slavery we did not know how to read or write so when all of this was being taught back to us, who was teaching us the laws again?
We went about learning the gospels of the Most High from people that were not of the Most High
Act 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
Col 2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?