Afrofuturism allows Black people to not only imagine their distant futures but also how to survive the anti-Black present.
New regulations on the use of folklore are a hindrance to local artists.
The film wowed critics and fans. But its hidden power may be black lead characters who are accomplished scientists – just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
Suspiria was one of the best; Black Panther a disappointment. Our critical pick of the films of 2018.
BlacKkKlansman is more than a good story: it expertly weaves together comedy with serious drama to bring the story of past racism to illuminate our present day issues.
Marvel will need to look deeper than basic representation for its future success.
Seeing is not just believing. Seeing changes what we believe, about ourselves and about other people.
The lead villain of Black Panther is a complex character who represents years of conflicting debates among African American leaders about how to achieve Black liberation.
This is what happens when we stop assuming audiences can't handle female-led sci-fi films.
Stigma about black or African hair reflects deep-seated politics around race and history.
Hollywood will allow the world of the Black Panther to be black, only if it doesn't hurt white people's feelings.
It's not just how characters look. How they talk and the role they play have a profound impact on kids, who are quick to categorize characters as 'good' or 'bad' based on superficial qualities.
Black Panther arrives at a moment of possibility. Its popularity demonstrates that people are crying out for chances to see themselves and their communities portrayed with dignity—as heroes.
This new Afro-celebratory sci-fi trendsetter sets out to unsettle and subvert film stereotypes about Africa – and succeeds brilliantly.
The hype around the costumes in the film Black Panther shows a need to recognize the legacy of Black style in mainstream fashion.
The new Black Panther film has a lot in common with medieval romance tales.
Seeing black lead characters who are accomplished scientists could be just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
Political statements through our clothing are all the rage right now. Could we say this is a new fashion? Prof. of fashion, Henry Navarro explains the recent phenomena.
In the entertainment industry, the success or failure of a minority lead can be a referendum on whether or not to use diverse leads for future projects.