Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o Cast as Women Warriors


Actresses Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o cast in a new movie about the Amazon warriors of Dahomey...

From The Hollywood Reporter
Oscar winners Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o will play onscreen mother and daughter in The Woman King for TriStar Pictures.
Inspired by true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries, The Woman King tells the story of Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter, Nawi (Nyong’o), who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.
Fun Fact: The Black Panther movie's Dora Milaje were modeled after the Dahomey Amazons.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here come the truth

Anonymous said...

And that's the sad part. We need a movie in 2018 to tell us about our history and our truths. Access to information like health, finance, and legal issues were kept and hidden from past generations. Now ALL that knowledge that corrupt people in power tried to keep away is mostly accessible online. While some of us use that info to find tax breaks, discover what medicines we really should be taking instead of dealing with prescription crap, and finding loopholes in the law, too many of us are bullshitting on the 'gram and making vines. And still waiting on white media to put out our history for us to recognize it cause unless the white man talks about it, we don't know. This is 2018

E-STROKES said...

@8:38

Not sure if I got the right understanding of your post but...

I do research for a living. The white media is not our friend. Whether info is easily accessible or not it is up to US to find and deseminate ALL historical data about our ancestors.

From the 1800s to late 60s Black had their own media sources. I get so exhausted when ppl say white folks won't.

They ain't never gonna. If my ancestors destroyed millions of people, if not more, why would I work to make them feel better about themselves. They would surely retaliate when they gain self esteem.

Integration was not a good thing. Black folks started abandoning their businesses, history, culture en masse almost overnight.

Integration weakened the community, because most chose to assimilate, rather than taking what was needed and leave the rest.



Anonymous said...

@9:06 you totally missed it. I wasn't referencing our ancestors or the 1800's at all. I was actually referring to CURRENT access to LAW, MEDICAL, FINANCE, 3 things our people struggle with NOW. As far as integration, yeah it probably was a mistake but that's beside the point. Races are not separating at this point so it's one of those "deal with it things" As far as white media, Tri Star is white media, Marvel is white media so my point was we shouldn't be sitting around waiting for them to show our history or cast in a good light. We can/should do that for ourselves

E-STROKES said...

@9:24

What did I miss? Clearly I said I wasn't sure about the way the post was written. I NEVER said nor do I advocate for separation of races. But as a race we drop and give away all we own to be liked by others.







Just an observation said...

Thank you ladies! It's about time our stories are told!

Anonymous said...

@8:38 I agree that too many use the net for silly things instead of what's really important. I love going online and finding home remedies for everything from common colds to hair and skin care. It's less to nothing in price and all natural. I got sick and tired of giving away all my money for trash and poison to people who can't stand me.

Anonymous said...

And who in 2018 is really going to go a tap, or ask around. Most of our history has been destroyed, or mainly forgotten and lost! There is no one around to tell us black folks the truth about our heritage! Unless we go back to our roots to Africa and we all know Africa is not a place and this point and time a nigga wanna be...lol..and what is so important to those that really cares to fucks about OUR past? We should be focus on uniting with the future as a community! First and far most WE NEED STANDARDS! we accept/and support the teenage girls getting knocked up and have baby showers for them and they spend their time post 1/2 naked selfies looking for the next nigga. Theres a starting point! Teach our sons to be respectful! most of them are gay..people don't believe when i say its in the corn. I work in agriculture trust and believe! Bottom line is this the past will not really teach wtf is wrong with now. Invest in ourselves. Do you see the talent of black women on youtube with weaves, hair and nails? strength is in the number ladies and Gentlemen! Lease a spot in your community to do same as the Asians. Oh but we usually get in our own way with petty shit! IJS

Anonymous said...

Our history is is the Old Testament. Thats jus my opinion.

Anonymous said...

@10:27/Just An Ob, No tea, no shade but who is "our" stories? Are you from that part of Africa? Have you taken a DNA test or retraced your roots? And I am sincerely asking. I know many Haitians who's ancestor are from that Dahomey region which explains a lot about their revolution and the types of slaves that were brought to Haiti. But I cannot say with certainty how many were brought from that Dahomey region to the U.S. mainland.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Yasss I am here for this, I have been waiting for this story to be told. As long as it's not whitewashed it will do as well as black panther, This is a powerful story that needs to be told. Fyi wonder woman is a rip off of the Dahomey female warriors as is Thor Shango the god of lightning. This already has an excellent casting with these two powerful actresses, Yasss my Queens yass Aje Shaluga!!!

Anonymous said...

we do not give history his story something made up that is what whites hav and do we hav a héritage There a a huge difference it is hidden but still written and can be found these beauties had to fight off the whites for destroying!! that's wht they do destroy because in Reality they really have Nothing they destroy because of envy and hate They hate us for being all there is to be the only true 100% pure hue man

Anonymous said...

^have

Anonymous said...

So they stole our real wonder women and made her white, they steal everything Did anyone know that the playboy bunny outfits were made by a black woman and black women were the bitches that wore them, modeled them etc but the costume is put on white bitches as if that is beauty? and as if hugh hefner founded the outfits not even his ideal they ALL steal and stole and pretend they started everything that is in your face today, but it is really the other way around

Anonymous said...

^black women were the ^BEAUtIES^ that wore them

Anonymous said...

black designer of the playboy bunny costume Zelda Wynn Valdes

Anon said...

If they make it, I will come.


Nice, about time something like this is made.

-Anon

Anonymous said...

Speaking with these kids nowadays in America, I will tell you this. The 90's (my teen years) was about black heritage and supporting our own. Those days are gone. This new generation does not care about the past like they should. Their response and I'm being honest was "Those blacks in Africa don't see as them. They see us as black Americans..." This does have some truth to it, same as SOME blacks from the islands coming here and acting very arrogant towards black americans. I say all that to say this:

We keep referring to Africa the motherland of us all. Today's youth don't the connection and lets be honest, it's plenty of older black adults that don't either. Our heritage was stripped but we can build another here. Look how far we've came. We can go farther but I do feel the message needs to be more about the here and now cause that's the only thing the newer generations will focus on. If they are unable or unwilling to draw strength from what happened in a country they never been to, then we need to create strength and show them strength HERE in AMERICA. And Im not talking rappers and ball players

Anonymous said...

@4:04, You are spitting nothing but facts. You got Gen X and some older folks acting like they have never seen historical Black films before. And then you have the younger crowd not really interested. Black folks have been in the U.S. for 400 years now. At what point, do we move on and start heralding our actual history *here* and not history from 400+ years ago? I'm not against the film but I don't see the appeal in 2018. In 1970, this film would have been all the way live though.

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