I created "The Poetry Mixtape: Black Power Edition" for the purpose of telling a story through poetry and transforming it into a visual art form. This film surrounds the theme of black power and black self empowerment. This film is ultimately for a black audience, and for everyone to feel the anger of blackness. As Audre Lorde reminds us: Not to confuse anger with hate. My anger is towards injustice and inequality. This film was created with an oppositional gaze composed by me, a black female. Therefore you see what I see, and what I believe in society. The dominance of white supremacy becomes more powerful each day. For examples in films you can see a movie with an all black cast or a black lead character. However, how many of those films are produced by an all white crew overseen by white production companies? And who profits from the representation of blackness? The all white producers. The introduction of this film was inspired by Jared Sexton's, "Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing". This film opens with a scene from the movie "Training Day" --a film analyzed in the article. In this opening introduction of my film you hear the last words of a black cop. His presence is powerful. And it becomes dangerous when he compares himself to King Kong. Blackness is seen as danger. Based on the structural organization of society, there is no room for black independence. And when blackness tries to define its own terms, they're taken down. This is why the black cop is transformed into a monster: King Kong; so that he disappears by being killed. Any power that is gained through blackness has to immediately be taken away. In the article, Sexton poses a question stating, "if someone must die to settle accounts, then who shall be the victim and by whose hands?" My first poem is titled bulletproof. Because my blackness is bulletproof…it is bullet-proof to white supremacy…bullet-proof to hatred. With this film, I'm proving that the dominance of white supremacy doesn't exist without my opposition.