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Black Panther—directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita N’yongo, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, and Daniel Kaluuya—is about the fight to save and protect the African nation of Wakanda from a vengeful Killmonger whose family was exiled by T’Challa (Boseman).
Not only is this silver screen masterpiece the first Marvel franchise to have a Black superhero lead and feature a primarily all-Black cast, it is also the first time our community has seen representation at this magnitude.
Seeing the majestic images plastered across the internet gives an unimaginable sense of pride and empowerment that’s not easily forgotten because of Jordan’s rumored relationship.
This swell of excitement and sensation of feeling seen is quite literally how white people feel “all the time since the beginning of cinema,” and we deserve our moment to shine regardless of the petty dating news of one cast member.
Plus, if Black women began boycotting every piece of art by a Black man who chose to rock a non-Black woman on his arm, we’d be giving up a lot more than just movie tickets.
“This is what white people get to feel like ALL THE TIME?!!!!
Even if some of us believe MBJ dating a non-Black woman is a slap in the face (which, let’s be clear, most of us don’t even care), we always show up to support what’s in our community’s best interest.
If you need receipts, just check the 2016 presidential election polls, the recent Alabama senator poll numbers and almost every other event in history where Black women are needed to push our culture forward. 18, prepare to see Black women with their homegirls, their sisters, their kids, their mamas, and their men (of all races) packing out every theater across the country.
, but recently, rumors started to swirl that Black women were boycotting the film because of Jordan’s girlfriend.
Apparently, a few vocal women were not happy that Jordan was reportedly dating a white woman. Swipe for video of the two spending NYE together, but don’t believe the hype black women on twitter aren’t up in arms and trying to boycott his flick #Black Panther.
When pictures hit the internet of Jordan and his rumored girlfriend, a few people voiced their displeasure. Full story on Hip A post shared by HIPHOLLYWOOD (@hiphollywood) on But while there were certainly calls for a boycott, it might not be as widespread as some would have you believe.