In an era where most of this current generation is into social media, reality TV drama, corny detective shows, horrible music, and more, I’m always looking for something good to watch. Thank goodness for Netflix and thank goodness I have a TiVo because I’m able to record all my programs for the week and watch what I want without the commercials! Well, just a few minutes ago, I headed over to the PBS website and saw that there’s a new two hour documentary coming on next week about The Black Panthers. Let me tell you, I was so excited when I saw that trailer! I know PBS usually shows really good documentaries on Black history every February. Don’t sleep on PBS this time of year guys!
The program will be airing on Tuesday, February 16th on PBS. Check your local listings to see what time it will come on. One of the reasons I was so excited to see this trailer was because The Black Panthers were a group of people that I really admired. Sure, they were more militant and aggressive in terms of fighting freedom. Some may call them “racists.” However, they showed so much pride in themselves and their culture as a people and that is what I loved about them!
To me the Black Panthers represented Black pride, confidence, Black unity, soul music, and the voices for the oppressed in America. It’s too bad they didn’t last. I really believe had they lasted Black people would be in a much better position today than they are now! The Panthers practiced group economics, which is something Dr. Claude Anderson speaks about all the time. Had the Black Panthers continued, Black people probably wouldn’t be associated with the following:
- negative reality TV shows
- social media clapbacks
- high unemployment
- gangs and drug violence
- soulless music
I encourage you all who are into Black history to watch this documentary! Let’s support something positive for a change. One of my buddies over on YouTube just put out a very timely video talking about how the appreciation for Black history is decreasing as the years go by. Just look at social media or sit around your family and friends. What are they discussing? It’s definitely not Black history. LOL.
It’s amazing how people felt Stacey Dash was INSANE for suggesting that Black History Month be eliminated. Yet, the majority of people of this era are NOT talking about Black history like that! It’s only a FEW individuals on Instagram putting up Black history quotes from the same old Black history icons. They are, however, talking about Beyonce’s Formation video 24/7. LOL.