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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.

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Mozambique's Political Unrest: Where Things Stand

Fears continue to be on the rise as more attacks by militants are anticipated in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

On March 24th, militants stormed Palma—a gas-rich city in Mozambique—as part of an ongoing insurgency in the country dating back to 2017. Dozens of civilians have been killed although an official death toll has not been declared as of yet. Currently, at least 8000 more have been left displaced, fleeing to other parts of the country and attempting to seek asylum in Tanzania. This is believed to be the worst attacks carried out by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, to date.
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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.