‘I Am A Victor’ film debunks progressive narrative that black Americans must be victims

In the 55-minute film, black residents of the Twin Cities share powerful stories of overcoming adversity to achieve personal and professional success.

The new film "I Am A Victor" premiered in Plymouth, Minn., Thursday night. (Alpha News)

“I Am a Victor,” a new documentary produced by TakeCharge, exposes the fallacy of the progressive left’s narrative, which promotes the idea that America is systemically racist and black Americans are victims. The film shares powerful stories of black “victors” in the Twin Cities.

“Despite the color of their skin and what the left would have us believe, these people have risen above their circumstances and thrived,” said Kendall Qualls, executive producer and president of TakeCharge.

The film premiered Thursday night in the Twin Cities.

“I can’t wait until this film gets into more hands with more eyes on it because I think the younger generation is really being told a false narrative,” said Andrea West, who attended the premiere.

“It’s an entirely different message. It contradicts what you’ll hear in schools and colleges,” Lydia Luciano, another attendee, said.

TakeCharge is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the idea that the promise of America works, regardless of race or social standing.

TakeCharge also focuses on restoring the two-parent family, which should be a national priority within the black community, Qualls said.

TakeCharge President Kendall Qualls talks with attendees during a panel discussion after the premiere. (Alpha News)

The documentary begins with nightly news icon Walter Cronkite announcing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and tracks the 50-year journey taken by black Americans since that time.

According to the film, some blacks chose to follow the path of their parents and grandparents rooted in faith, family and education while others took an “Afro-centric, secular and political” path, which led to what Qualls calls a “cultural genocide.”

“After Dr. King’s death, some people emerged as victims and others as victors,” Qualls said.

In the 55-minute film, black residents of the Twin Cities share stories of their personal and professional successes that were driven by a “victor” mindset as opposed to a victim mindset.

“We are consciously pushing for a shift in the narrative of popular culture and no longer accepting the idea of communities filled with neighborhoods of fatherless homes as acceptable and the norm,” said Qualls.

Qualls, who began life in the drug and gang infested housing projects of Harlem, N.Y., seeks to debunk the narrative coming from the left.

This film, he said, is his response to the deception of progressives.

“I served in the Army, went to school, got a graduate degree, and became a VP of a Fortune 100 company,” Qualls said. “People that helped me along the way didn’t look like me.”

Qualls made his foray into politics in 2020 with an unsuccessful bid for Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. He also suffered a narrow loss in his bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination this year. If he had succeeded, he would have become Minnesota’s first black nominee for the governor’s office.

Qualls told Fox News he was motivated to get involved in politics because he thought the narrative coming from the left was “an absolute lie” and “dangerous.”

The message from “I Am A Victor” leaves the audience with a sense of hope for our country and hope for the future of the black community, he said.

“I Am A Victor” is available to rent or buy today.

Kendall and Sheila Qualls will be debuting a new podcast produced by Alpha News this month, and Sheila is now a regular contributor to the news site.


Alpha News Staff