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Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Resilient

I started to call this post, ‘He Suffered in Silence’.  However, the more I read and heard the daily headline news about this iconic actor, I believe he suffered in resilience.

From the time Chadwick Boseman received financial assistance from actor, Denzel Washington to attend the prestigious British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer program, he was irrepressible.

I have watched each character that Chadwick Boseman painstakingly brought to life. In 42, he honored the resilience of Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in Major League Baseball in 1947.  The film is a brutal reminder of the not so distant past of how one man took death threats, vicious attacks, and racial slurs while integrating America’s favorite past time – RESILIENT.

As Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court Justice,  he chronicles a 1941 case in which Marshall, then an NAACP attorney, defends a chauffeur falsely accused of raping a white socialite, who was also his employer.  He was acquitted.  RESILIENT.

In James Brown, Boseman brought the Godfather of Soul to life.  Even though he initially declined the script, it was one month before 42 was set to hit theaters.  However, Boseman, ‘Got up off of that thang’, and reincarnated Brown in the most profound depiction, even capturing his raspy voice to a T- RESILIENT

Who then I ask was better suited to play T’Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Boseman brought us through so many decades of resilience, in sports, music, and justice, that he was perfectly cast in Black Panther.  Panthers by definition  are known as extremely rare and beautiful breeds.

Chadwick Boseman – Rare, Beautiful, Resilient.

We thank you for your courage, creativity, and sharing your craft.  God Bless