The Haitian Revolution led to the creation of the first free Black state in the Americas. But the world was hardly expecting a former enslaved man named Henry Christophe to make himself the king of it.
In 2018, the stories told, talent on view, compelling characters, emotions expressed, and genres stretched were just amazing.
Serena Williams’ Nike-designed, Black Panther-inspired suit was more function than fashion, created as a potentially life-saving tool to help the tennis great avoid blood clots by improving her blood circulation. Williams had said she suffered from blood clots during her pregnancy — the French Open appearance marked the 36-year-old’s triumphant return to tennis after giving birth to her daughter.
Shut up and listen: Conclusion of a four-part series Sheletta Brundidge has made a living talking — from TV, radio and as a standup comedian, you name it, she’s done it. But after being blown away by Black Panther, Brundidge decided to enlist other voices in the community to unpack the power and reach of […]
Second of a four-part series Sheletta Brundidge has made a living talking — from TV, radio and as a standup comedian — you name it, she’s done it. But after being blown away by Black Panther, Brundidge decided to enlist other voices in the community to unpack the power and reach of the blockbuster film — […]
First of a four-part series My entire professional career I’ve been talking my butt off. Whether it’s giving my opinion on hot topics on the radio, interviewing guests on a current affairs program or waxing reflective about y’alls president on a TV show, my life, my job, and my passion has always been talking. Blabbing […]
The Black Panther character was first introduced into the Marvel Studios pantheon back in 1966. The launch took place in the comic book “Fantastic Four Vol.1” issue 52. So why did it take 52 years for that character to make its solo debut on the silver screen? Well, apparently it takes five decades to make […]
Believe the Hype: Black Panther sets box office records with $192 million opening weekend Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, and Michael B. Jordan, surpassed box office expectations during its opening weekend. With $192 million in ticket sales so far, the film is expected to take in $235 million over the four-day President’s Day weekend […]
Chadwick Boseman has already made quite a career out of portraying a variety of prominent African Americans, from football star Floyd Little (The Express) to baseball great Jackie Robinson (42), to Godfather of Soul James Brown (Get on Up) to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (Marshall). The versatile actor’s efforts have been appreciated by […]