Monday, February 16, 2009
Diddy Takes Home Two NCAAP Image Awards
My number one role model, Sean Combs, took home two NAACP Image Awards last Thursday for his star role in the special three-hour movie adaptation of "A Raisin In The Sun", of which he also executive produced. The awards he nabbed were Best Actor In A Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special as well as producer honors for the same category.
I actually own this movie and can honestly tell you that Combs did a wonderful job portraying Walter Lee Younger, a man hurt and left disgruntled by the dire situation of his family's poverty and lack of respect as a black man. The role was played by Sidney Poitier in 1961 and Danny Glover in 1989. Combs was no Poitier, but he did more than hold his own.
I encourage you to go check out this movie, as it will change your perspective on life and you'll realized how bless we really are despite these hard economic times. Also, get a glimpse inside black America in the Midwest in 1950's.
Below is a video from Diddy's video blog on via Youtube. Check out his speech and reaction. It's great. And I love what he says at the end, "If you dream and believe you can achieve." He's such an inspiration to me. I couldn't have said it better myself.