Nighttime beckons as my nocturnal propensity to feel alive during the course of darkness represents my noble magnificence. Stuck in heavy traffic on the expressway my phone vibrates but I dare not answer due to the asinine government yearly night by night road construction. Again and again the vibrations occur as the voicemail alert sounds notifying 3 messages. I arrive at my destination and look at several missed calls while listening to said messages.
Bruthaz and Sistaz alike felt connected to the PHIRE emitted by Actress Viola Davis. Since childhood I refused to watch most award shows unless company dictates giving way to the etiquettes Grandma instilled in our Family. Each person bound me to watch her speech and build with them later.
In 2014, Viola began starring as Annalise Keating on the ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder, and in 2015 she became the first Black Womb-man to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Not a fan of the show, however, I was drawn to the complexities of her character personal life choices, flaws, strength and perseverance. After reviewing the speech I realized the simple complexities in her words through the trembling of her voice relating GENIUS from Harriet Tubman: “In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful, white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.”
Our Sista followed that powerful message with a personal message to Hollywood and their hierarchy: Davis said that the only thing separating women of color from everyone else is “opportunity”—“you cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there,” Now what she interjected next goes against Hollywood etiquette, she gave Honor and Respect while accrediting several other Black Actresses who, resembling this powerful Melanin Sufficient Womb-man, leads the way for adding more diversity to the TV Networks and Silver Screen, as she praised Taraji P. Henson (who was also nominated in the same category), Gabrielle Union, and Kerry Washington.
On the worldwide scale she told the Universe that discrimination, prejudice, bigotry, and bias is alive in addition to all industries environment of whitewashed illuminist that lead the masses to “Believe” that we are all equal – which you and I know – will not be true in our lifetime.