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This image released by Marvel Studios shows Danai Gurira (left) and Letitia Wright as Shuri in a scene from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. (Marvel Studios via AP)

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ a touching tribute

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | November 15, 2022

Editor’s Note: This review will contain spoilers, so read with caution, or go buy tickets to your nearest theater to watch the film and come back later. The time has come to return to Wakanda, in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." In the face of a...

Kevin Feige, Ryan Coogler, Lupita Nyongo, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira and Chadwick Boseman speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con for Black Panther (Gage Skidmore | Wikimedia Commons)

The importance of Afrofuturism

By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer | February 6, 2022

Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic in music, art and literature that combines themes in science fiction, fantasy and even history to explore the broader, Black experience. It connects people from the African diaspora with their forgotten African ancestry....

91st Academy Awards triumph with important wins

By Parker Otto | February 27, 2019

Sunday was Hollywood’s biggest night as the 91st Academy Awards graced Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre. A total of 24 awards were presented to honor the best of cinema throughout 2018, and the show became one of the best Oscars in years — and all of...

Hollywood needs diverse casts

By Lucas Skye | March 5, 2018

The new "Black Panther" is more than a superhero movie. The film is a powerful social statement because of its portrayal of its black protagonist and its majoritively black cast. It’s no secret mainstream media often falters in its portrayal of the...

‘Black Panther’ dominates silver screen

By Mackenzi Butson | February 23, 2018

Director Ryan Coogler depicts modern influence in the classic Marvel style with 2018's blockbuster “Black Panther." With any movie in the Marvel universe, there is a massive following of people of all ages. Fans have high expectations for each Marvel...