Black Panther


With everyone still in mourning over the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman, talk show host Whoopi Goldberg feels the best way to honor the late actor would be to create a new Disney attraction, according to CNN.

With all the outpouring of love toward Boseman, there is a petition on Change.org to replace a Confederate statue with a statue of the Black Panther star in his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina.

Goldberg is the latest in a line of people who want to acknowledge the actor. She went on Twitter to suggest to Disney that a Wakanda-themed park would suit to honor him and the character he played in the Disney movie.


As a mother of five Black boys Fisher told Because of Them We Can that she was inspired by the representation and pride she felt after viewing Black Panther. She saw the absence of newborns dressed as Wakanda citizens as an opportunity.

“I’m constantly seeing creative images that reflect the current culture. I’ve seen babies dressed as every super hero, the Disney princesses, cake smashes and birthday parties of every cartoon imaginable. It’s rare that anything representing Black Panther comes across my screen even with all the popularity.”

After Black Panther was nominated for an Oscar, Fisher began to ideate around what a series featuring newborns would look like.

“I drew a sketch of what each character would look like as a swaddled baby and shelved it for a few weeks, realizing it was a massive undertaking. After the movie both shined, and in my opinion was snuffed, at the awards show, I pulled my notes back out.”

While Fisher tells us she isn’t a seamstress, it might be hard to believe as she handmade each of the costumes pictured. 

The final product is a masterpiece. Anyone who has ever photographed a newborn knows how much of an undertaking it is to get the right shot, but Fisher did just that times nine.

She hopes that her series helps people to reflect on the messages in the film and the opportunity we have to create our very own Wakanda.

“Wakanda might be imaginary but it’s a beautiful image of what could have should have and most definitely would have been if the narrative was different in the beginning.”

To find out more about this shoot or to view more of Fisher’s breathtaking work visit www.onceuponaflash.com.

60 year old Black Panther actress Angela Bassett, who defies her age has shares the 5 beauty tips that she swears by.

Speaking to Allure magazine, Angela talks about inquiring minds constantly ask “What do you do, what do you eat, how do you stay…?” and admits that ”It feels good that they wonder,”

The phrase ‘black don’t crack’ rings true with the stunning actress who appears to be aging backwards. So, what is the secret to her flawless, youthful glow? Angela shares her 5 must-have products with Madame Noire.

Take a look and see if you can’t pick up some tips to preserve your skin!

Micellar Water

Micellar Water [Credit: Racked]
Micellar Water [Credit: Racked]

Angela Bassett was serious about making sure our skin is clean before we even begin to apply any products. She explained, ‘It’s all about keeping the skin as clean as you can using the micellar water. Make sure you have all the pollutants, the debris and dead skin cells are removed and your skin can breathe before you put any moisturizers or creams on.” We love Urban Hydration Micellar Water in Kiwi and Pomegranate. You get a good amount of product that will last you a few months and the best part is this line is created by a Black woman.

Darker Skin Tones Foam Cleanser

Angela Bassett partnered with skincare expert Dr. Barbara Sturm to create a line of products specifically for women of color. We’re here for her foam cleanser ($70.00, Molecular-Cosmetics.com) which contains hyaluronic acid to provide instant moisture to your face.

Darker Skin Tones Hyaluronic Serum

Darker Skin Tones Foam Cleanser [Credit: The Guardian]
Darker Skin Tones Foam Cleanser [Credit: The Guardian]

After you wash your face, Bassett instructs to continue with your “serums and creams.” A serum packs a lot of great ingredients for your skin in a more absorbable form. This is great to apply right after you clean your face. Personally, I use my jade roller to help the product settle into my face even better.

Darker Skin Tones Face Cream Rich

This face cream is perfect for combination skin. This rich formula is perfect for overnight care and to use to let your skin replenish itself.

Nyakio Manketti and Mafura Anti-Aging Oil

Nyakio Manketti and Mafura Anti-Aging Oil
Nyakio Manketti and Mafura Anti-Aging Oil

While Bassett didn’t mention using facial oil, this is a must-have in your beauty routine. Oil is great for replenishing your skin and locking in moisture. At night, I apply it after my moisturizer to really help lock in everything. I’m obsessed with Naykio Manketti and Mafura Anti-Aging Oil. It helps restore the skin and is rich in pure, cold-pressed oils. It’s also 100% vegan.

A team of biologists have released photos of a rare melanistic leopard, also called the Black Panther, which was shot in the  bushlands of Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia County in Kenya.

Nick Pilfold and his team, after hearing that there’s a black wildcat lurking in the are, deployed remote cameras to capture the big cat.

According to National Geographic, the juvenile female was spotted traveling with a larger, normally coloured leopard, presumed to be her mother.

There is a mild controversy as to whether it’s the first time the cat is being seen since a 1909 photograph taken in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper said a similar photograph was taken in 2013 byPhoebe Okall, but Pilfold and his team say otherwise.

These new photos were captured by wildlife photographer Will Burrard Lucas.

Pilford told CNN that he’s “aware of a few different photos taken over the years, but most of them are taken from a distance and could not be used as confirmatory evidence.”

According to Pilford, Okall’s photo “is a captive black leopard that was brought from America as a kitten to Kenya, not wild.”

The photos were published in January in the African Journal of Ecology.

Speaking on why the leopard is black, Lucas told BBC:

The term that makes them black is called melanism and it’s the same thing that makes a house cat black, or any other cat species.

It’s kind of like albino but the other way.

A black panther is basically a melanistic big cat. Typically in Africa and Asia that would mean a melanistic leopard – a black leopard.

In South America it would be a melanistic jaguar – a black jaguar.

Black panther is a looser term.

See more photos below:

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo


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Hannah Beachler is an American Film production Designer who has worked on several movies like Creed, Moonlight, Black Panther and many other blockbusters.

Beachler who recently got nominated for her design direction on the superhero movie, Black Panther at the Academy Award (OSCARS) for Best Production Design is the first African-American production designer to be nominated in that category.

Black Panther which also got 7 nominations at the Academy Award made the highlight of Hannah Beachler’s career.

Below are some facts you should know about Hannah Beachler:

1. Beachler grew up in Centerville, Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati, studying fashion design.

2. She was responsible for designing Front Street Gym that appears prominently in Creed in 2015.

3. Beachler is the first-ever female production designer of a Marvel film

4. She studied film Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

5. She designed Beyonce’s 2016 TV special & visual album, Lemonade.

6. Beachler first worked with Coogler on his first feature, 2013 indie Fruitvale Station, which went on to win awards including Sundance’s grand jury prize and the audience award.

7.Moonlight in 2016, Black Panther in 2018  and several other blockbusters.


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Black Panther” star Danai Gurira has been appointed as a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations.

Danai announced the news via her Instagram page.

She wrote:

Being appointed @unwomen Goodwill Ambassador in front of an amazing crowd of tens of thousands in Southern Africa where my passion and heritage stems from, was a deeply profound moment for me. I will seek to assure that She Is Equal in our world by doing everything I can to amplify the voices of women who work tirelessly to bring about justice and rights for women and girls globally, sometimes at risk of their very lives. I am honored to give voice to their efforts, and I am honored to join the UN Women family.

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Guyana-born British actress Letitia Wright features on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation issue.

The actress, who got her breakout from Marvel’s first black superhero movieBlack Panther, playing the role Shuri, speaks to the magazine about how faith rescued her from a very dark place, how she chooses her roles and a whole lot more.

Read excerpts below:

On choosing roles: I pride myself on keeping it the same as when I came into acting, to not just change the lane and take everything, just because it may have a big name or a big budget. Am I right for this part? Is this what I should be playing? If something feels off in my spirit, I know that’s God’s way of saying, ‘You shouldn’t do that.’

On overcoming crippling depression: I was putting so much pressure on myself. You get comfortable with the idea of thinking, maybe it’s OK to leave. I wrapped it up and was done with it, happy to do anything that was more chilled. But that’s not the way God had it with me.

On writing pretend contract emails to herself: First I had CAA, but I was like, it’s too red. I like WME, the blue background is more earthy. And right now, I have an email from someone at WME and it’s real.

Visit THR for more.


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On the cover of Elle USA November issue, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett are part of the eleven honorees of 2018 as the magazine marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Women in Hollywood.

These black women all played important roles in the hit movie, Black Panther.

Danai Gurira displayed strength in her character in the movie and as Clover Hope Of Elle interviews the trio, Danai speaks on their role in the blockbuster.


Read excerpts from the interview below.

Angela on black female representation in Black Panther:

The women were integral to the storytelling and the wisdom that the main character possessed. It was really important in terms of the representation of black feminine strength.

Danai on her wig-snatching scene:

I loved doing that, from the minute she’s wearing that wig and complaining about it, to the minute she gets rid of it very pragmatically. That spoke to so many things about feminine aesthetics.

Lupita on relating to her character:

Nakia was a departure from the character you see in the comic books. She is an independent woman and a bit of a rebel but also a loyalist to her country. I am also someone who depends on my family and friends and feels a connection to my people, and maybe has a sense of responsibility to make them proud. So I really related to that balancing act within oneself.

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