The magical world of Harry Potter just got a little blacker.

Zoe Kravitz plays Leta Lestrange in the new Fantastic Beasts sequel, much to the delight of #BlackHogwarts. And considering the previous backlash and erasure of black people, even in fictional spaces, Harry Potter nerds like me love that a member of one of the most notable wizarding families is being played by a black woman.


So grab your wands and get ready for some black girl magic. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters Nov. 16.

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