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#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe Is Why Representation Matters

"Black Panther" is already a groundbreaking film, and this heartfelt Twitter movement proves why.

There's no doubt that 'Black Panther,' has already broken barriers in the film industry despite not even having been released yet.

As the first black superhero film from Marvel, "Black Panther" is a major milestone and an uncontested win for representation. This sentiment is not lost on the many black folks who have anticipated the release of the unprecedented movie. For us, it's more than just another superhero film, its an opportunity for us to see ourselves, our blackness, our "Africaness" portrayed on the big screen like never before.


In other words, 'Black Panther" means a great deal to many of us, and folks are taking to social media to share its impact ahead of its release #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe. It's a delight to see how much the movie has already touched folks.

Check out some #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe responses below. Prepare to be moved.




Needless to say at this point, but February 16 truly cannot get here soon enough.

Music

Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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