XXXVI. 2021 Black International Cinema Berlin
Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy
An International Media Project (UNESCO 2011)

A Complexion Change

“Onward and Upward,
No Matter What – Always!”

“Only when lions have historians will hunters cease being heroes.” - African Proverb

Words to the Wise or Sumthin’…?

I have wondered for many “last years”, whether a situation which seemed to be changing “downhill” was an accurate assessment / judgment on my part?
Were and are matters going “downhill” in certain societies?
Increasing uneasiness accompanied my attempts at research, thinking, discussions, listening and analysis?
Was I mistaken?
But the “mud mounds” continued increasing!
Now what should I feel and think?
It can’t be this bad!
I am engaging in undeserved speculation, which was causing my increasingly unhappy, uncomfortable estimation of “wrong versus right”!?
I held onto wishful impressions – feelings of perhaps my misinterpretations of societal balances…
Or perhaps, imbalances…?
And then I read, among many books, documents, documentaries, an evaluation of Prince and respectfully, his most recent album “Welcome 2 America”!
It seems to point to disenchantment and hopelessness in societies struggling for equality.
“Man, we ain’t goin’ nowhere, despite all our hopes, dreams and imperfect visions!
No where”!
And then I prayed, hoping that no matter what, people despite all, will continue to aspire, expend countless efforts toward goals of better lives and heightened equality for all!
No matter what!
It was and is the only way to achieve improved lives for ourselves and all others!
Thank you for your insights Brother Prince and by the way, many others.
We shall continue our struggles toward a goal and goals of Onward and Upward, No Matter What – Always!
Thank you, Brother Oscar Brown Jr.
“I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won’t if I don’t…”.
I, we agree!
OR – Maybe?
“We may not make it if We try, but We damn sure won’t if We don’t…”!

OR…? Despair…?
Should I jump…?
Or leap…to ease my desperation?
Or sumthin’…?
I, we, shall continue to proceed towards justice for ALL, No Matter What!

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

"I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won´t if I don´t..." - Oscar Brown Jr.
"Mankind will either find a way or make one." - C.P. Snow
"Whatever you do..., be cool!" - Joseph Louis Turner
"Yes, I can...!" - Sammy Davis Jr.
"Yes, We can...!" - Barack Hussein Obama
"Yes, we can and Yes, we better...!" - Barack Hussein Obama and Donald Muldrow Griffith


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