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Jada Pinkett Smith Was Floored by the Angela Davis Documentary

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Jada Pinkett Smith came away inspired after seeing the documentary about the life of Angela Davis, a black freedom fighter who is now a professor.  Smith says that she learned a great deal from the documentary,“Free Angela Davis and Other Political Prisoners.”

Pinkett Smith and her husband Will created Overbrook Entertainment, which is now in the business of making good films.   They are using the platform to help bring serious issues to light and to also pay a few bills in the process.   The documentary about Angela Davis marks the 40th anniversary of Angela appearing on the FBI’s most wanted list. 

Davis was a member of the Communist Party, which led to her losing her job and being charged with murder and kidnapping back in the 1970s. 

“I watched it and I thought I knew the Angela Davis story, and I even thought that I knew a lot about that era, and I didn’t,” the “Hawthorne” actress said. “And I was just amazed that I didn’t know more, that it was my right to have a thorough understanding of such a pivotal figure like Angela Davis and what that era was.”

Davis, who joined Pinkett Smith for the interview, looked delighted as she listened on.

Pinkett Smith explained that the film allowed her to see a side of Davis that she would have never known about otherwise.

“I knew that she was a pivotal part of the movement and I knew that she was powerful and I knew that she was intelligent, but what I didn’t receive was the beauty of her feminine side, you know, and her softness, and the strength in her vulnerable nature,” she explained. “I’ve learned a lot just simply being in her presence in that way, knowing that even in my own experiences, to be able to obtain a perspective that allows me to allow my experiences to deepen me and broaden me and make me more and not decrease me. So I would say that has been a gift.”

The talk of a deeper and more broad version of herself comes as no surprise considering the way she has been using her social media platform lately.

It seems as though Pinkett Smith has no problem making her opinions known on social media regardless of how the general public might feel about them.

From defending young celebrities like Justin Bieber and Rihanna to daily  food- for- thought type posts that she hopes her followers, friends, and fans will reflect upon, she is always attempting to throw out some words of wisdom via social media.

Her latest message is for the ladies.

“One of the reasons that I did that is right now one of my very strong very focus at this point is trying to figure out how to engage women to flow power to one another,” she said after she was asked about a status that suggested white women needed to be able to hit the covers of African-American magazines. “The idea is that there’s a white woman’s issue. Or there’s a black woman’s issue. There’s a Latina woman’s issue. The idea for women to understand is that if we could come together and flow each other power for issues that affect us all, that we would get a lot done…”

She also revealed that as a community we can’t be afraid to share ideas, no matter how controversial they might be because it is often those touchy subjects that need to be addressed the most.

 

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  1. Jada for one of the most powerful tools in the tool boxit really doesn't matter your size shape or color….when first you have themind tounderstandwhat and who uou areas a tiny cell of every other human on earth tere is no room for Hate Fear Envy or any Negativies just pure True Love All People Must Realizewhen You look at Me! There you are lookingstraight at you becauseI am you And you are Me. Thank you

  2. This was my time and I'm glad that we are able to see the true person that Angela Davis is and was, a gentle spirit but also intelligent, strong and willing to stand up when the time called for it. It's to bad our childern don't know more about our history and I don't mean just knowing about slavery but all of it. We had some hard times in the 60's. Thanks to ones that stood up. God Bless You.

  3. Thanks Ms. Davis, I knew the history and got involved in my home town of Rocky Mount, NC and participated in events at A&T U and Bennett, marched on the capital for Joan Little and Marie Hill, joined the P Party in DC. Love u Ms. Davis and hung your poster in my federal office building along with Dred Scott and Harriett Tubman (ain't I a women too)!

  4. I'm sure its going to be a very good and entertaining as well as inspiring, to be honest we all need to learn about the rights and wrong of our history, we wasn't taught to hate one another but the get along with all our neighbors.

  5. The Angela Davis documentary inspired me to be better as a person and my people.. As an Angela Davis admirer (I don't get to call myself an admirer of anyone often) I felt they should have found a way to implement her being the vice president candidate twice for the Communist Party back in 80's…

  6. Black Power and Power to the People. Send me your Comments Dan Knight p.o. box 208833 Chicago, Illinois 60620 join me in a letter writing campaign to public officials via email and actual letters as well. Let the powers that be know your needs now!

  7. Jada ,must understand regardless of what women you come together RACE transcends gender in the united states there can be know Black ,Latin ,White sister hood until their is first BLACK WOMEN SISTER HOOD

  8. Please note; when our population is dumbed down by mis-education, propaganda, subliminal messages our children/our future get caught up in the matrix of 200 dollar clothing and shoes… History is not on their mind……..we still have a long way to travel….still I believe the glass is half full….and it will not be too long until such time as we open our minds to the Ancestors…what they did…how they overcame…and the legacy they leave us to follow…..my only question is simply………
    DO WE HAVE THE WILL…….

  9. We do have a BLACK WOMEN SISTER HOOD….ANGELA DAVIS IS AMONG THE MANY…..WE NEED TO SEEK MORE THAN THE DVD’S THAT DO NOT RISE ABOVE THE SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES THROWN AT OUR FUTURE….TODDLERS ARE CAUGHT UP WITH THE I PADS, COMPUTERS…ETC. AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE…WHEN INDEED WE NEED DIALOG WITH OUR CHILDREN…SIT DOWN AND SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER….CHILDREN BY AND LARGE ARE VESSELS WAITING FOR INFORMATION….THEY ARE IN THE DEVELOPMENT STAGE OF LIFE…WHAT WE PUT IN THEIR BRAINS DURING THE DEVELOPMENT AGE (FROM INCEPTION TO 6 YEARS OLD) STAYS WITH THEM THE REST OF THEIR LIVES…WHAT ARE WE DOING…IF EACH ONE TEACH ONE…WE WILL BEGIN TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE…INTO THE CYCLE OF TRUTH AND POWER…..ONCE MORE…
    DO WE HAVE THE WILL???????

  10. Shirl Servance

    Angela Davis is and was a powerful woman who stood for change. She acccomplished much of what she set out to do, during the 60’s and 70’s. There are many great leaders, men and women who have done so much to help our people and this country be stronger.
    Too many ‘Unsong Heroes.’ The apathy and/or inability of Seasoned Citizens to share this information with the youths of our nation, is a cause for recognition. Freedom and Ideal changes come at great cost; because not only is this generation denied their History, they fail to be inspired by acts of past Heroism, and History. They become less endowed, with traits that have created a Strong, Brave and Resilient People. Even though these Heroes can be found on every spectrum of the Universe, we will engage one figure from the Texas; ‘Eldrewey Stearns,’ whose Nationwide documentary video, (“The Strange Demise of Jimcrow”) is one worth watching. His book, (“No Color Is My Kind”) a Bio., by Dr. Thomas Cole, & University of Texas Press, paints an emphatic picture of what transpired in the South, in Texas, during the 1960’s Modern Civil Rights Movement.. (Internet Availability).

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