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'Pacific Rim Uprising' is the Latest Film With a Black Lead to Top the Box Office

The sci-fi sequel starring John Boyega earned $28 million its opening weekend.

'Black Panther' has been sitting pretty at the top of the box office for six weeks now, and while it's run is still going strong—the film is officially the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time in the US—however, another action-packed film starring a black lead has now taken the number one spot.

Pacific Rim Uprising, starring John Boyega led the box office this weekend, earning $28 million with Black Panther still raking in an impressive $17 million over the weekend, reports CNN.


Here's the film's trailer again in case you missed it:

The film's success means that the movies in the top two spots at the box office both feature black leads—we're rubbing that in the face of any Hollywood exec who's ever doubted the commercial potential of films with black people in starring roles.

We told you so.

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Ugandan Sports Maven Usher Komugisha Is Preparing To Spread Her Wings

After successfully commentating at the recent Basketball Africa League held in Kigali, award-winning sports journalist and analyst Usher Komughisha is dead set on pursuing a new challenge.

Most times, when we think of sports industry personalities, especially in Africa, the first name that springs to mind is usually that of a male. Women, however, are increasingly breaking barriers and taking up their rightful positions everywhere in society. And it's so inspiring to watch!


Usher Komugisha continues to defy the odds, and she is rising to become a household name in the sports industry in Africa. If you followed the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) competition that kicked off on May 16, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda, then you definitely know who we are talking about. With great power, control and a unique voice, Usher commanded the attention of basketball lovers in the 215 countries it was broadcasted to.

Usher's bubbly personality, which shone through when I first contacted her telephonically, brought warmth, a sense of comfort and for a minute it felt like we'd been friends for eternity. Below, she fills us in on her sports career and (near) future plans...

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