‘Hidden Figures’ Surprising Win at SAG Awards, Taraji’s Message of Unity
“Hidden Figures” continues to be the surprise of the year, especially in a landscape where Hollywood is just opening its eyes to the fact that a movie with a predominantly black female cast is bankable. Along with its massive popularity, the movie continues to pick up major award nods and wins, including the Screen Actor Guild Awards’ Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Not one to shy away from speaking out and never one depleted of #blackgirlmagic, Taraji P. Henson sent a strong message about unity, seeing each other as simply the human race and the power of love. All of this as Trump’s controversial immigration bans are dominating headlines worldwide, sparking protests and outrage.
As voice after voice speaks up from celebrities to politicians to citizens of every walk of life, maybe our country can begin to see cohesiveness and unity as dominating factors and love, understanding and respect can truly trump and replace indifference, misunderstanding and ignorance.