|Jada Pinkett Smith|
We black people both in Africa and America need to carry ourselves with pride and we need to start investing in ourselves and mostly let's start creating ourselves so that our children will have a platform to be honored like the whites honor their people on the Oscars and so on.
We have to start now so that in maybe 50 years our academy will be huge like the Oscars even, if possible, bigger than the Oscars. If we are begging them like the hashtag #Oscarssowhite is insinuating then we will lose and our children and grandchildren will lose to. This hashtag makes me feel like the black race is asking whites to acknowledge them and if they don't do then we fall back in the time of the slavery. This is the wrong way to handle this matter!
I don't know why blacks do not see the opportunities that stand before them. If Afro-Americans and African film industry collaborate and establish an annual movie award that celebrate black people. With a lot of handworks and the will to succeed, we will be taken seriously in no time. Black American filmmakers need to start seeing the potential that is in Africa (Nollywood & Ghollywood) and start to collaborate with this industry.
Africa is the fastest growing continent and the people in Africa love watching films! This is a great opportunity and time for us to create something of our own. It doesn't have to stop at the movie industries we can expand it to the fashion industry then we can use our black models and present the beauty that lies in the black race. The future generation will have something to be inspired by and to build on.
This is just my own view on that matter.