When Frederick Joseph recently decided to rock a politically-charged t-shirt on a day out in New York City, he knew there was a possibility of it turning heads. After all, the shirt’s logo was a riff on the hotly-debated traditional Washington Redskins logo—with an ingeniously racialized twist: The stereotypical…
Letitia Wright may have stolen our hearts as the brilliant and wisecracking princess and little sister Shuri in Black Panther, but it was her performance as an avenging daughter in the gripping “Black Museum” episode in Black Mirror’s fourth season that has earned her a 2018 Primetime Emmy nomination.
Is there anyone more #AgeGoals than Angela Bassett? Twenty-five years after famously sculpting her body into super-toned shape to play music icon Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It, Bassett’s face remains flawless and her 59-year-old body (she turns 60 in August) is still sleek, muscular, and shown off to…
Move over, T’Challa, there’s a new ruler in town. Marvel Comics has just revealed that it will launch a new standalone comic book series centered around the Black Panther’s little sister and tech genius, Shuri.
It’s no secret that Danai Gurira’s fiercely-fit frame is #bodygoals, or that the actress, writer and activist is also a force to be reckoned with, stealing scenes in Black Panther and The Walking Dead, and regularly killing it on the red carpet.
Sydelle Noel has all the makings of a major female action star: She’s athletic, adventurous, has major charisma and is absolutely gorgeous. Oh, and she does all of her own stunts—as a recurring character on the television show Arrow, a Dora Milaje in Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther and, most recognizably, as the…
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For many, the annual NBA draft is the most wonderful time of the year. Young men become instant millionaires, getting the opportunity to take their talents to one of 30 outposts to play basketball for a living and do the economic version of moisturizing their situation.
The blackest Marvel movie is making its way to America’s blackest museum.
Online media company NowThis turned heads at the top of 2018 with the launch of Mane, a web series focusing on the intersection between hair and culture. On Tuesday, Mane kicked off its second season with a closer look at how the presentation of naturally textured black hair has evolved on-screen, tracing the current…
Just when we’d decided that the beach was gonna get whatever body we decided to give it this year, here comes Danai Gurira on the cover of the July/August issue of Women’s Health, reminding us that we could probably do better.
The world of Wakanda inundated this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, and we’re not mad about it at all.
Give Tiffany Haddish all the gold-plated popcorn. If you got through the first five minutes of Monday night’s 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards without laughing your way into tears, you need your humor checked. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out your new Marvel superhero, T’Tiffany Haddish:
The cultural significance and impact of Black Panther will never die, but the superhero has a special place in the heart of one 10-year-old from Raleigh, N.C., as the movie became the theme for his custom prosthetic leg.
I can’t believe wypipo really think Wakanda is real.
She’s baaaaaaack. ... Serena Williams on Tuesday proved her bounce-back complete after the difficult birth of baby Alexis Olympia by winning her first grand-slam match at this year’s French Open, beating Czech opponent Kristýna Plíšková 7-6(4), 6-4.
In addition to a slew of notable African-American alumni, including Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston and Phylicia Rashad, Howard alum Chadwick Boseman—the only Black Panther we acknowledge—was the 2018 speaker at the Howard University 2018 Commencement Convocation.
“Ava’s looking forward to speaking with you,” one of Array’s publicists said via the phone. (Array is Ava DuVernay’s grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on films by people of color and women.)
At the very beginning of Black Panther, the audience gets to spend just a little time taking in the magic that is Sterling K. Brown as his character, N’Jobu, plots with Zuri (Denzel Whitaker in the flashbacks) on some sort of scheme.
To say the Dora Milaje were one of most fascinating aspects of Black Panther would be an understatement. The bad and bald ladies, led by Danai Gurira’s character, Okoye, were the epitome of strong black women in the film. But where did the producers find the rest of the women to portray the unbeatable and fearless…