Archive for January, 2012

Please take young black males to see Red Tails the movie based upon the Tuskegee Airmen financed by Lucas Films.

January 18, 2012

Hello and Happy New Year to everyone.  I hope that everyone is off to a great start in 2012.  This past December, I had the opportunity to see one amazing and inspiring movie titled, Red Tails.  This film is based upon the Tuskegee Airmen and sheds light on the perseverance they endured simply trying to gain the same opportunities as pilots as their white male counterparts. 

Although this is a movie that everyone should see, it’s even more important that young black males see this film.  Young black males in my opinion do not have enough opportunities that allow them to see or to be exposed to their heritage and history in a positive light.  This movie provides exactly that.  The cast consists of Hollywood’s best A List Black Male Actors. The theme, delivery, and content of this film teach many vital and pivotal lessons in regards to African-American males succeeding despite of all odds.

Lucas, the astounding creator of Star Wars financed this film project with 70 million dollars of his own money. Hollywood would not back him on this movie due to not believing in his mission  to shed light on the Tuskegee Airmen Struggle.  I am encouraging parents, mentors, guardians, uncles, Big Brothers, and educators to take all young black males to see this true masterpiece.  Listed below is the link to the article on film maker George Lucas and his belief and reasoning for the lack of support from Holly Wood.