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Proud Mary Winning Weekend!

Hey yall Hey and Happy Monday! Got a lot to get into today but before I do I'd just like to wish everyone a happy Dr. Martin Luther King Day. In a day and time when the world seems so out of order we honor the man who stated, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?"

I totally felt back to my old self this weekend. I kicked off my Saturday heading to the nearest theatre so I could check out my bestie in my head Taraji P. Henson in the movie Proud Mary. I didn't quite know what to expect heading into the movie but by the time all was said and done it far exceeded my expectations. Mary was bad ass, bold, brilliant and so much more! It was probably the first time I'd ever seen an African American woman portraying an assassin and it was downright amazing. While I expected there'd be lots of killing what I didn't expect as for the family dynamic to be so strong. I'm not trying to give the entire movie away so do yourselves a favor and make sure you head out and see it today. As a woman in her 40's herself, seeing this movie just reconfirmed the saying no matter your age, size, or race, if there's something you want, don't stop until you get it!

While I looked around the theatre feeling inspired as all out hell I noticed something that made me feel a certain way. As I looked around I noticed there were nothing but African American movie goers in the room. Here's why that bothered me!  When I  see a preview for a good new movie or a movie that  includes one of my favorite actresses I go out and support it because I enjoy good movies and good acting. I live in the heart of South Florida's melting pot so of course I'm forced to wonder if race played a part in the non multicultural attendance. Is the world not ready for it's first black female assassin? If not the world needs to gets ready! We have longed for the day when black women were able to play more diverse movie roles and I'm proud to say that Taraji's performance proves that day is upon us!  

Have you had the chance to check out Proud Mary yet? What were your thoughts on the movie?

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