FILM: NEW PANTHER 'A Call For Action' Screening
"I got chills throughout the entire screening. I did not know what I was walking into today and I came out inspired. It touched me..this is necessary." -Kiarah A.
Sage Love and Nola Asantewaa premiered their film, New Panther: A Call For Action, at the Brownsville Heritage House on June 10th.
The film is thought-provoking, attention holding, raw and yes, necessary. It calls out and briefly expands on various controversial topics we face within America and the Black culture that must be discussed and reversed. The film is part of a docu-series that will expand throughout the U.S. (Atlanta, Philadelphia, Houston, Baltimore, Chicago and more) and touch the surfaces of various Black communities that are calling for a rise.
"A film that has inspired me beyond words. As a black male in this society, I am automatically a statistic in society which has boxed me in since birth. I'm more inspired to be proud in my skin and to work with those who look like me. It is now time for us to work together, to build stronger relationships, to make more money together!" - Ziggy Mack Johnson, Fashion Enthusiast
Sage Love, 22, and Nola Asantewaa are apart of the NOLA D Collective which consist of Black business owners who take actions towards supporting Black-owned businesses and their success throughout the community. After the screening, the two sat down for a Q&A where they dissected the film and their purposes as a collective. Nola D. Collective provides business development recourses and promotional services for local grass rooted black own business in order for them to stay a fixture in the community.
According to Asantewaa, Sage is an extraordinary young man who had a vision and reached out to her to help bring it to life. Both are passionate about reversing the cycles of an oppressive mindset that Black people may hold into educated, thriving entrepreneurs for generations to come through business development classes, adequate resources and more.
From black napkins, plates, cutlery to the stories of historical Black figures lining the walls, Brownsville Heritage House is the perfect location to host the film screening as the film itself has extended the power of the place. May we see a rise after every screening.
Check back for more updates on New Panther: A Call For Action here.