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On being black in the time of 'Black Panther'

On being black in the time of 'Black Panther'

"'Black Panther' allows us to see us not necessarily in terms of victims, but victors - to allow us to see ourselves not as enslaved, but as kings and queens", said Durham.

Fox's ninth weekend of The Greatest Showman finished sixth with $6.4-million at 1,936 venues to bring its 64-day domestic take to $156-million.

The Iowa-born and Zimbabwe-raised actress and playwright plays Okoye, one of the fiercest fighters in all of Wakanda and a close ally of King T'Challa's (aka the Black Panther himself).

Black Panther, she says, is the first time many young people see strong, positive representations of their African culture.

"Black Panther", a once-niche comic is now what's next for the Marvel film giant. There is also a nationwide push to help students see it. Tre Singleton, founder of the Urban Mentoring Academy of Savannah, is excited to partner with the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club to take local kids to see the movie.

"This movie is important to the African American community because it is empowering", Ojebuoboh wrote. It makes for better, richer storytelling, and we're a business.

According to the duo, the campaign has received support from over a thousand people in their initial launch, and the hashtag #WakandaTheVote has picked up massive traction on social media, illustrated by the online conversations and images being shared by Black Panther enthusiasts all over America.

Leading the cinema pack in box office sales are SM Mall of Asia (P10.56-M), SM Megamall (P8.87-M) and SM North EDSA (P8.65-M). I think it will encourage us to start writing more about ourselves.

Black Panther is now the highest rated MCU and Marvel Comics film on Rotten Tomatoes.

Other celebrities including Robin Thede, Trevor Noah and Kerry Washington also applauded the movie.

Sony's ninth weekend of its action-comedy Jumanji: Welcome to Jungle finished fourth with $10 million at 2,800 venues.

Meanwhile, the diverse cast of Universal's "The Fast and the Furious" films helped make it one of the most bankable franchises in movies. Add to that some unconvincing green-screening and Killmonger's torso clearly being made out of foam (he scars himself whenever he kills someone, to the point where he has more dimples than a golf ball), and you've got a noticeably flawed superhero movie. "A movie like "Black Panther" is a cultural event that nothing on the small screen can really match in that way".


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