How Stan Lee, Creator of Black Panther, Taught a Generation of Black Nerds About Race, Art and Activism

When I was a kid, I didn’t live close enough to a comic book shop to get there on my bike. My parents would have to take me to Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Va., and I’d get my comics off the old spinner racks at Waldenbooks. As the years went on and specialty comic shops opened, my friends and I had a comic book ritual…

This Is Not a Drill: If You Act Now, Black Panther Designer Ruth E. Carter Could Costume You for Halloween! 

I don’t know about you, but I found the costumes in the blockbuster film Black Panther as enthralling as the action and plot. Oscar-nominated designer Ruth E. Carter is a legend in her field, having created the looks for some of our most memorable films, including School Daze, Malcolm X and What’s Love Got to Do With

Black Guy Magic? Black Panther Scores First Midterm Election Victory: Elected Leader of the Avengers

I get it. Everyone is worried about the midterm elections right now (and you should be). Will there be a blue wave of Democratic victories? Will Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams be able to pull off wins in Florida and Georgia? Will Ben Jealous be able to get within 10 points of a loss in Maryland? How effective are…

Say It With Your Chest: How a T-Shirt Proved the Worst Thing You Can Call White People Is 'White'

When Frederick Joseph recently decided to rock a politically-charged t-shirt on a day out in New York City, he knew there was a possibility of it turning heads. After all, the shirt’s logo was a riff on the hotly-debated traditional Washington Redskins logo—with an ingeniously racialized twist: The stereotypical…

Forever Fine: Angela Bassett Proves She's Eternally Bae on the Cover of Porter Magazine 

Is there anyone more #AgeGoals than Angela Bassett? Twenty-five years after famously sculpting her body into super-toned shape to play music icon Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It, Bassett’s face remains flawless and her 59-year-old body (she turns 60 in August) is still sleek, muscular, and shown off to…

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