Going to See Hidden Colors 4 - By Any Means Necessary

My husband had bought tickets to see Hidden Colors 4 one month ago and the day had finally arrived!

Tariq Nasheed, black filmmaker and lecturer, has become known for producing the Hidden Colors documentaries. Each documentary elaborated on the importance of knowing true African and African American history. 

We owned each movie and now the fourth one was officially coming to theaters!

After dropping my son off at school I headed to work, already dressed for this evening. Within seconds of turning the corner on a residential street, a car came zooming toward me and I was forced to run my car off of the road . . . and into the side of a house.

I arrived at the hospital dehydrated and screaming in pain. Doctors would later say that my knee popped out and back into place when the car made an impact with the chimney. 

My mother stopped in to see me later in the afternoon. She’d seen me in hospitals before and knew I was stubborn when it came to modern medication, crutches, braces, or whatever else the doctors wanted to give me to make me feel better.

I looked at her after my knee was bandaged up and said, “Yes. I’m still going to the movie.”

“You can’t even bend your knee! How are you going to sit down in a theatre for more than an hour?” she asked.

Little did she know that I had already asked my husband to call the theatre and reserve the handicap seating for us.

Overall, my mindset is that if we don’t support our black businesses, entrepreneurs, historians, or anyone else trying to make a difference, how will these people ever make the difference that deserves to be made?

It was my mission to see that movie no matter what. It was more than losing out on the money we paid for the tickets. It was about making sure that we were able to give Hidden Colors 4 the undivided attention it deserved.


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