[By: Travon Bracey]
We've heard the news. We heard all of the negativity. We heard everyone's opinion, however, we tried our best to avoid talking about it, but now we are going to stay our opinion about it. First off, we need to recognize the fact that there are so many issues that we are having as a black entertainment industry. Sometimes, we are able to get recognized and sometimes we are not. However, what makes this situation so sad is the fact that if a lot of black actors are able to come together and fight the issue of not being recognized for their craftsmanship in the movie industry, then why can't they do the same when we are having problems in the black community alone?
One thing that's been going on that a lot of people have been avoiding is the terrible struggle that Flint, Michigan residents are going through with their dangerous, toxic water that they have going through their faucets. Many children have been sick from drinking the water and the black community is suffering. Then, there are black young men being shot by the police in our community, but they are more worried about being nominated.
We just can't seem to understand why is so important to everyone. That's why we have our own awards like N.A.A.C.P Image Awards to honor black actors, entertainers, and other individuals for their work influencing the black community.
So, that's all we wanted to say. Short and simple.