Thoughts About The Late Chadwick Boseman

Last night on ABC television in the USA they aired the movie “Black Panther” commercial free and presented a special on the life of its star Chadwick Boseman. I knew what a great actor he was and he played some very iconic people in his short career. The special also gave his “Avengers” co-stars the chance to share how special this man was to them and how “The Avengers” is not perfect without the King of Wakanda.

Chadwick Boseman is a name that sounds like someone with some gravitas and importance. He was a star on the rise. I admire his dedication to his alma mater Howard University where he gave a commencement address a couple years ago.

He could have earned an Academy Award at some point if he had the opportunity because he was just that talented and gifted.

What struck me is how important his role in society was especially when it came to inspiring people of color. You know I would love to see more roles in movies and TV like that. It’s important to have entertainment reflect life in general. People of color need to be able to share their stories and have representation in all of life. Nothing should stand in the way of that effort. He inspired people and laid the groundwork for the stars of tomorrow.

It’s the 21st century and its time for the colors of life to be shown to the world where everyone has a chance to have their stories told and to have heroes that look like them.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

6 thoughts on “Thoughts About The Late Chadwick Boseman”

  1. When I learned he was gone from colon cancer, I was mad. Then, I cried. My mom was diagnosed with colon cancer when I was in college..the early 80’s. She didn’t die until fall of 2018 from pancreatic cancer. I get mad when someone dies from this..I know it happens, I have lot friends with colon cancer.
    Chadwick was an impressive young man, I’d have loved to have seen that viewing.

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  2. I first saw Chadwick in “Get On Up”. He was so good that I looked up every movie he was in and watched it. “A Message From the King” shows his outstanding acting. “The Kill Hole” did not impress me, but I was happy to see Chadwick working. A few months ago there were tweets that his fans were worried about him because he had lost weight. By the way he continued work in spite of having cancer is a testament that he had accepted his fate but was not going to let it stop him. I cried when I heard he had died. Gone to soon.

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