Why Are We Divided When Black Is King?

Group Of Men waving African American Flag: Credit: Parkwood, Disney, Universal

Last month Beyonce released her third film Black is King, a modern humanized update of the Disney Classic The Lion King. Praised by critics for being visually stunning, opulent and powerful; It has not escaped the critiques from Africans and African Americans alike. Critics claimed it to be capitalistic, exploitative and presenting outdated imagery of Africa. Is Black is King a cultural feat in promoting black beauty, art and the message of empowerment? Or is it an opulent commodification of African culture?

Beyonce in humanized chess game: Credit: Beyonce, Parkwood, Disney
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