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‘Just Mercy’ Starring Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Foxx Had Me In Tears

December 31, 2019

Monday, December 30th

Two days left in December you guys, let’s get it. Been real reflective lately & have been wanting to be the best version of myself possible each and every moment of the day. Decided I’m going to go back to therapy also… been resisting that for so long. Still recovering with my fractured wrist and starting physical therapy, I just can’t wait for the day I can go back to yoga.

Today I interviewed Cobby Supreme (Nipsey’s best friend of 20 years) at their All Money Business shop on Crenshaw. He was an hour late & I was pissed but we ended up having a really really great conversation. Can’t wait for you guys to read it. I actually miss my dentist appointment for him. The shit I do for artists I fuck with man…

Pulled up to a Starbucks and knocked out a bunch of work before going to the movies. Shout out to my babygirl Raven for being my date, we went to go see Just Mercy at AMC Century City 15 at 7:15pm. Holy shit, we were blown away. I also balled like a baby. This one scene was so fucking emotional, I could not deal.

I’m embarrassed to say I basically wanted to see this film because of Michael B. Jordan. That’s zaddy. But then I read the plot and I wanted to see even more. Plus it got 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s hella high! Off the rip, you get a disclaimer that this is based on a true story. That made the movie so much more impactful. Every movie needs to inform us BEFOREHAND because that makes such a big difference.

IMDB plot: World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

Bruh, the shit that took place in this movie had me shook. It’s based around Bryan Stevenson who was studying law at Harvard & decided to help out 6 inmates on death row who he felt was wrongly accused of being there. First off, the death sentence in itself is fucking crazy to me. They literally execute human beings in a chair, & let people watch. People who were innocent at that! After the movie, a bunch of statistics appeared on the screen and one of them was that 1 of 7 people who are executed on death row are innocent. That’s not right. Seriously. How Sway?

The film is 2 hours & 16 minutes long but it’s so engaging, intense, and emotional the entire time. I didn’t even know Jamie Foxx was in this movie until the opening scene when a white police officer arrested him unjustly. He ends up getting sent to death row even though there was no evidence for his case minus a white felon who gave a testimony just so they can lock someone up and “protect” the community.” Such bullshit, that made me so angry.

Jamie plays Walter McMillian who was convicted of killing an 18-year-old white girl, which he absolutely didn’t do. The film takes you through the court dates and trials & everything Stevenson did to prove his innocence. It’s phenomenal and educational at the same damn time. I really appreciate movies like this because you learn so much about history and the justice system. Man, America is so fucked up.

Anyways, I highly recommend you go see this. We all legit clapped at the end, it was really good.

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