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Wakanda Forever: How Black Panther Examines the Complexity of Grief in the Black Community

Wakanda Forever: How Black Panther Examines the Complexity of Grief in the Black Community

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.

Rihanna announces first solo single in six years to be featured in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” 

Rihanna announces first solo single in six years to be featured in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” 

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.

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