“We were beauty before they knew what beauty was.” Beyoncé, Black Is King

My son and I cried tears of elation while watching Black Is King. Beyoncé, the film’s director, created an intimate letter of legacy and love to Black souls, past and present. We felt the care, connection, and community in Black Is King, which is visually captivating – each scene is wondrous, possessing extraordinary music. How we see other people will shape the periscope through which we view ourseleves. Black is often immediately equated with something negative – a “thing” to be used, objectified, and transgressed against with impunity. Black Is King reflects Black people as people with purposeful glory. From one Black Mother to another, thank you for Black Is King, we need sister storytellers, our matriarchs are the origin.

Written by NamasteNegro.com

Tami Warren is the writer and creator of Namaste Negro. She lives life with daily doses of levity in Denver, Colorado. Tami earned a B.A. in Sociology, from the University of Colorado. Tami keeps it high, in the Mile High City. Humor is healthy so cachinnate. Cultivate compassion, and comedy, we are all connected. Namaste. tamiwarren@namastenegro.com | @namastenegro

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