We don’t have many spaces where we can openly express our #blackness and tonight, thanks to @amandaseales, I got that chance. In a time where unarmed black people are being gunned down by police; blacks are serving unfair sentences for marijuana possession and other simple misdemeanors; black art/fashion/style is being appropriated; and while black culture is glorified, it is exploited and black people still remain hated and still discriminated against by many, I needed the #HallofFlava to laugh, reminisce, belt out “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” dance the electric slide and tootsie roll, and display my blackness while appreciating the blackness around me. It’s hard to put into words what @smartfunnyandblack is. It’s not simply a game show or comedy show but it’s an experience every black person should have. On a day like to day, where I felt a lot of emotions, many of them negative, this came right on time. Who knew when I bought a ticket, to this show, well over a month ago, it was exactly what I would need on this very day?
We blacks carry a heavy burden in America, and never mind the obstacles and hurdles we jump through, simply to stay afloat. Thank you #AmandaSeales for providing this space when we need it most. One time for the #WokeFam . #WeRead .
Shout out to @tarataratara5 for taking me me along this journey with her.
#SmartFunnyandBlack #YouGotMeFuckedUp #AMomentofEbonyExcellence #swipeleft