Chadwick Boseman!


On August 28th 2020, the world all found out in unison that another great has fallen.  As if this year could get anymore unbearable!

Chadwick Boseman, known for his role as King T’Challa in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016, and it progressed to stage four, the post said. He was 43 years old.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.

This man’s passing hits the black community especially hard, because he has broken so many glass ceilings during his short time here. And, in retrospect, I see that he indeed was suffering. Yet he kept fighting through it all to set a new tone for black people in film that we will never forget.

I’m 48 years old and in all the days of my life, have I ever seen a superhero that truly represented us (black people) in the good light that was shown through Boseman in Black Panther. Boseman seemingly chose his roles very carefully to make sure that he behind a body of work that shows clearly what can be accomplished when black people are truly represented in a positive light.

The film Black Panther, grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide and broke numerous box office records, including the highest-grossing film by a black director.

On Monday, I think we can all agree that Michael B. Jordon said all the heartfelt word that we all were feeling throughout the weekend as we tried to process such a horrific loss.

Here’s what he had to say:

I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family, your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes. he. is!  Rest In Power Brother.

~ MBJ

My prayer is for Boseman’s family and close friends that around him often. If the world is feeling this pain, pressure and deep, deep, sorrow for his loss…I can only imagine how they feel right now.

What a great friend he must have been. What a light to people around him he must have shown. Not even one of his family members or friends leaked his private suffering to the public.

Cancer is not a private fight. When someone is losing that battle it takes a lot of help and assistance…believe me I know! Our uncle died cancer as well. Thank God for his inner circle of friends that held him, even to the end.

Rest In Peace, Chadwick Boseman! You did more in your 43 years than most have done in an entire lifetime. Thank you! You will never be forgotten.

4 thoughts on “Chadwick Boseman!

  1. I had to research Cancer a while ago for a book I wanted to write and one thing I found out was that, Cancer is a life sucker. At a stage, I read,” Write your will and plan your funeral.” That statement will forever be embedded in my head. Now watching this strong man live strong and looking like he was in Black panther. Boseman is a legend. He should be celebrated. May his soul rest in peace and may God comfort his family

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