Of course Mary J. Blige’s acting was subpar, but I think the pace of the film moved too slow, I wasn’t crazy about the people chosen to play certain roles, and I didn’t like the ending. However, I do appreciate Ruby Dee’s real life commentary within the film and I am happy that this film was made because it’s one of many very important stories to be told in American history. It also sparked conversation between me and my 10 year old daughter. Senia had no idea that Malcolm X was killed by a Black man. It’s funny how kids look at things. She assumed it was a White man that killed him because why in the world would his own people kill him?! That’s a deep thought…and we’re still killing each other. I also learned that I don’t know enough about Medgar Evers so after I write this I am going to GOOGLE him!