I'm just tired of Hollywood trying to boil our existence down to servitude, oppression and the goddamn civil rights era.
They refuse to show us doing anything modern or relevant to black culture in 2015.
Yeah slavery and segregation and racism is part of our history but we don't need a yearly reminder of that every year when some white mf wants to go for the "easy Oscar".
It's been so many mf Martin Luther king movies to choose from that you would think he's the only great black man in the history of black ppl.
Some of you overly militant, narrow minded mf's gonna flag this post all in the name of whatever convoluted principles you believe in but truth is movies like Selma, 12 years a slave, the Butler, etc do nothing to advance our culture or provide any opportunity for growth in black communities. They only line the pockets of already rich white Hollywood players and perpetuate the image that blacks are lower class citizens that will always be fighting for equality and "freedom".
I'm not worried about black America being subjected to those movies, it's the non blacks outside of America that see those movies and have no clue about all of the great things blacks have contributed to society beyond slavery, civil rights and the "hood".
The show had to come to an end eventually but the way they did it was weak asf. Despite all the controversy, they still managed to wrap up the series in a definite and realistic way.
A few years deep into marriage and careers, a change was inevitable.
Only problem I have is the flawed execution. Martin was an archetype of young, black love in the 90's. Gina was ultimate ride or die chick and Martin was just a black man that loved his girl, friends and job the way any man should.
Albeit he was goofy, he was all about black excellence in its purest form.