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  • Patriots’ Michael Bennett shouts ‘Wakanda Forever’ instead of his college during player intros

    09/08/2019 6:57:33 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 95 replies
    MassLive ^ | September 8, 2019 | Nick O'Malley
    New England Patriots defensive end Michael Bennett invoked the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie “Black Panther” during his player intro on “Sunday Night Football.” During the introduction of the Patriots defensive starters, where players typically state their name and the college they went to, Bennett opted for a different idea. “Michael Bennett, Wakanda Forever!” Bennett shouted, crossing his arms to emulate the salute given by characters in the movie.
  • Atlanta’s Cyclorama had the black role in a Civil War battle all wrong. She set about to fix that.

    04/01/2019 5:16:53 AM PDT · by devane617 · 42 replies
    Washingtonpost.com ^ | 03/26/2019 | Max Blau
    The first time Calinda Lee saw the “Battle of Atlanta” Cyclorama, she rolled her eyes in disbelief. The colossal 133-year-old panoramic painting of the Civil War battle featured thousands of human figures — soldiers of the North and South fighting, falling, fleeing, along with sundry attendants of the battlefield: stretcher-bearers, cooks, orderlies and more. Yet in the throng of faces surrounding her, there was only one that looked like hers. Only one was African American.
  • Hotel booking sites report that searches for FICTIONAL Wakanda from Black Panther are up 620% (tr)

    03/14/2018 1:26:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2018 | Ted Thornhill
    It seems that the Black Panther movie has done such a good job of immersing audiences in its world that many people think it's real. Two hotel booking sites have revealed that site searches for the word 'Wakanda' – the name of the fictional African country the movie is set in – have risen dramatically. Hotelscan.com reported that the number of people landing on its Wisconsin Wakanda Water Park page is up by 620 per cent and Hotels.com reported that searches for neighbouring Wakanda Park are up by 55 per cent year on year. A spokesperson for hotelscan.com commented: 'The...
  • Woman charged after seating dispute leads to gunfire in NC movie theater (Black Panther)

    02/26/2018 5:24:45 PM PST · by csvset · 71 replies
    Wavy ^ | 26 feb 2018 | WNCT
    GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville police have made an arrest in connection with gunfire Friday night at an AMC Theater. Police say 30-year-old Shameeka Latrice Lynch of Tarboro surrendered at the Pitt County Detention Center Saturday evening. Lynch is charged with one count of discharging a firearm in an enclosure to incite fear and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill. Lynch is currently at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond. Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said they received reports of an active shooter at the AMC Theater on Firetower Road...
  • We Need To Start Barking At White People Who Speak Out Of Turn

    02/19/2018 3:35:21 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Very Smart Brothas - The Root ^ | February 19, 2018 | Damon Young
    Editor’s Note: This story contains spoilers for the film Black Panther. Black Panther’s Wakanda is a near-utopic vision of how a country could look; perhaps the best depiction of Afrofuturism ever captured on film. There were thriving and ideological-diverse cities surrounded by expansive and bucolic countrysides. There was modern technology perfectly weaved in to cultural tradition, a melding that was symbiotic instead of antagonistic. And while I didn’t see this happening during the movie, I’m sure Wakanda has amazing bottomless brunches. Unfortunately, a present-day attempt to recreate Wakanda would be unrealistic. Mainly because we’re roughly 20,000 years behind Wakandan tech....
  • Journalists Are Being Offered A Reward To Ask Trump About Wakanda

    01/25/2018 9:12:38 AM PST · by fishtank · 16 replies
    UrbanDaddy ^ | JANUARY 15, 2018 | KADY RUTH ASHCRAFT
    Journalists Are Being Offered A Reward To Ask Trump About Wakanda What Does Our President Think About Our Relations With The Mythical Country? BY KADY RUTH ASHCRAFT · JANUARY 15, 2018 If the combination of the words “Trump” and “journalists” makes you tense up, you’re not alone. I’m shocked everytime I witness a press briefing in the White House because I was sure they would have eliminated those by now. But while they continue (and continue to horrify us) comedian Sara Benincasa has made an offer to spice things up and give us a much needed laugh.