If you’re anything like me, you flock to the movie theater every time a new Marvel movie hits the box office. Naturally, I flew to the movie theater when Black Panther was released in 2018. Being able to see Black people wearing traditional Kente clothing and African wear, embodying the spirit of Wakanda, and being unapologetically Black was both exhilarating and liberating. Seeing black children being able to finally see a superhero that looks like them brought me joy. The film also demonstrated the potential, bravery, and tenacity of Black women, such as Princess Shuri, which ignited my “Black girl nerd.” Seeing a film that depicted Black excellence was refreshing in a world where so much of our experience is told through the lens of oppression and death.
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Rihanna has officially returned, well almost. The singer is set to return to our ears on Friday (October 28) with the new single “Lift Me Up,” which will be featured in the upcoming Marvel sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. According to a press release announcing the star’s first solo single since 2016, the song was written by Tems, Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and Panther director Ryan Coogler and recorded in five countries and produced by Göransson.
Black Panther is one of many movies that is considered extremely controversial. It raises confusion and questions about what has been considered the norm in America for so long. The U.S. has always been a country known for its white dominance and power. However, Black Panther demonstrates the complete opposite. It demonstrates the power, wealth, […]