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Digging the Dora Milaje? Then Love the Dahomey Women Warriors

It is all Black Panther everything all President’s Day weekend here at The Root. (That’s no coincidence, btw. Wakanda forever!) At this point, all of our staff has seen the film—some of us, multiple times. That said, we realize not all of you have, so gird your loins, because we’re about to talk Dora Milaje. We’ll try…

Don’t Play with Our Emotions: Black Panther and Queer Representation

It’s been awhile since I was so excited for a movie that I saw it twice in its opening week. While waiting to pre-purchase tickets for Black Panther, I developed an unhealthy obsession with Fandango, and my wallet wept when the Funko POP! figures were released. I was excited to go to Wakanda, y’all, and Wakanda did…

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Writer Bryan Edward Hill Explains Why Black Representation in Comics Matter and Why Michael Cray Is Out to Kill Aquaman and the Flash

Comic books have struggled with diversity since Famous Funnies was released in the United States in 1933. However, the past few years have finally seen some cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling as black culture has permeated into the mainstream of the comic book universe. From Marvel’s reimagining of classic rap…