An Undetectable Blackness in Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ (2018)

“Real G’s move in silence, like lasagna.”¬† My favorite line of Lil’ Wayne’s brilliant and catchy “6 Foot 7 Foot” resonates with me seven years later after seeing Marvel’s (Ryan Coogler’s) Black Panther for the second time. The fact that the “g” is silent in the word lasagna, and supposedly also “real G’s” in the… Continue reading An Undetectable Blackness in Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ (2018)

Appropriate Attire for ‘Black Panther’

[No spoilers here.] Over the past two weeks, I’ve been enjoying all of the¬†photos of black folks at various premieres of Marvel’s monumental Black Panther around the globe in all sorts of attires – traditional and cosmopolitan. Suited and booted. Better than Sunday best. I’ve seen black folks connecting to a larger heritage – or… Continue reading Appropriate Attire for ‘Black Panther’