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Watch: Sterling K. Brown on the Success of Black Panther and His Next Career Moves

Who could forget this guy’s performance in Black Panther? Sterling K. Brown is killing everything he touches. He now intends to move forward into writing and directing his own projects as well.

America: Wakanda for White People America: Wakanda for White People

Before most of black America pulled their dashikis over their head and threw kente cloths over their shoulders for the Black Panther premiere, they had collectively anticipated the premise of the movie with an unnatural excitement. Much of the hype had nothing to do with the storyline or the fact that the Marvel…

Killmonger Was Wrong, and Y’all Know It Killmonger Was Wrong, and Y’all Know It

Editor’s note: This story contains spoilers for the film Black Panther.

Don’t Play With Our Emotions: Black Panther and Queer Representation Don’t Play With Our Emotions: Black Panther and Queer Representation

It’s been a while since I was so excited for a movie that I saw it twice in its opening week. While waiting to prepurchase tickets for Black Panther, I developed an unhealthy obsession with Fandango, and my wallet wept when the Funko POP! figures were released. I was excited to go to Wakanda, y’all, and Wakanda did…

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Opening Night of Black Panther and Now We Want to Live in Wakanda Forever We Went to Opening Night of Black Panther and Now We Want to Live in Wakanda Forever

When tickets for Black Panther went on sale late last month, we here at The Root just knew it was our duty, as the unofficial news source of Wakanda, to be there on the first night. Luckily, our editor-in-chief, Danielle Belton, was able to score tickets so that we could be there to give you our impressions of the…

From Wannabes to Wakanda: Ruth E. Carter Costumes Our Cultural Consciousness From Wannabes to Wakanda: Ruth E. Carter Costumes Our Cultural Consciousness

Ruth E. Carter’s résumé reads like a list of iconic favorites from contemporary black cinema. In the 30 years since her first film, Spike Lee’s 1988 hit, School Daze, the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated costume designer has amassed more than 60 film and television credits, including I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988); Do the…

Are You Black Enough to Watch Black Panther? A Quiz Are You Black Enough to Watch Black Panther? A Quiz

Black Panther premieres to the general public this week. And as we all already know, it will be the blackity, black, black, black, black, black, blackest thing that will ever happen in the history of black people, blackness and people. So black that instead of ticket stubs, the box office will give you a reparations…

Watch: Rise of a Black Panther Comic Book Writer

Evan Narcisse is the writer of the hit comic series Rise of the Black Panther. It tells the early story of Black Panther, aka T’Challa, becoming King of Wakanda.

#TeamSupernatural: Meet Black Panther’s Hero Hair Designer, Camille Friend #TeamSupernatural: Meet Black Panther’s Hero Hair Designer, Camille Friend

Hairstylist Camille Friend is no stranger to superheroes. In the past four years, the third-generation hairstylist has been making her mark on Marvel films, leading the hair departments of the last two Captain America films, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and, now, Black Panther.

Marvel Made a Black Panther Movie Partly Because Reginald Hudlin Put the ‘Black’ in Panther Marvel Made a Black Panther Movie Partly Because Reginald Hudlin Put the ‘Black’ in Panther

Editor’s note: This excerpt from Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comicbook Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates (published by Diasporic Africa Press, 2018) talks about the impact black filmmaker Reginald Hudlin had on the character. For the first 32 years of its existence, the Black Panther—created by Marvel Comics…

When Wakanda Was Real When Wakanda Was Real

The reason people love superheroes is that, when done correctly, they are the perfect combination of our wildest fantasies and reality. There is no white guy born on a distant planet who came to Kansas and discovered that he could fly. If you are ever bitten by a bat, you probably want to get a tetanus shot before…

Black Panther Delivers the Biggest, Blackest Superhero Movie Ever and It’s Just as Good as You Want It to Be Black Panther Delivers the Biggest, Blackest Superhero Movie Ever and It’s Just as Good as You Want It to Be

When I sat in the theater and screened Black Panther, I felt like the woman in the audience at the Five Heartbeats’ show who couldn’t stop squirming out of her seat. And then I Googled “Wakanda ticket prices,” as if the country were real.

Facebook Group Deactivated After Vowing to Target Black Panther on Rotten Tomatoes Facebook Group Deactivated After Vowing to Target Black Panther on Rotten Tomatoes

A Facebook group that plotted and planned to create mayhem for the Black Panther movie on crowdsourced film-review site Rotten Tomatoes has been taken down.

Black Panther: An Allegory of the World Wanting Blackness but Not Black People Black Panther: An Allegory of the World Wanting Blackness but Not Black People

When it was announced that T’Challa—THE Black Panther—would become an official part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, social media lit up with excitement. People who were familiar with the comics were buzzing about which iteration would be translated to the big screen and how he would fit in with other characters,…

There’s a GoFundMe That’s Raising Money to Help Harlem Kids See Black Panther There’s a GoFundMe That’s Raising Money to Help Harlem Kids See Black Panther

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 7:46 a.m. EST: Wakanda forever! A GoFundMe set up to help kids in Harlem see Black Panther (aka the hottest movie of the year; I said what I said) has exceeded its $10,000 goal in a mere three days, with 466 contributors donating more than $13,000.

Shit Bougie Black People Love: 34. Making and Sharing Their Plans for the Black Panther Premiere Shit Bougie Black People Love: 34. Making and Sharing Their Plans for the Black Panther Premiere

Perhaps, while in Slack or while looking at your Google calendar today, you noticed that an unusual percentage of the bougie black people you happen to work with are taking vacation days on Feb. 16. (And by “an unusual percentage of the bougie black people you happen to work with are taking vacation days on Feb. 16,”…

Thousands of Black Nerds Reportedly Deceased as Black Panther Character Posters Slay the Internet Thousands of Black Nerds Reportedly Deceased as Black Panther Character Posters Slay the Internet

The entirety of black geekdom simultaneously caught the Holy Ghost on Thursday when Marvel released posters for some of the individual characters in the movie that already has black people practicing their “I’m ’bout ta die” voice so they can call in on Feb. 16, 2018.

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