Black Panther and Wakanda forever! This is ringing loud and clear across social media. The movie has already grossed more than its production budget of $200M and is now reported to be over $350M its first week at the box office. Ticket sales are impressive to say the least, and audiences are beyond pleased with the film.
The African American community has been most diligent in spreading Black love, Black Power, and Black Pride over the films historical representation of African Culture and Royalty. This film couldn't have come at a better time especially with so much gender and racial inequality and controversy. Most recently, the "whitewashing" controversy with the bust representation of Queen Nefertiti just a few weeks ago. The black community is diverse in culture and physicality. We come in various shades and sizes, and for some light-skinned African American's the bust of Queen Nefertiti may not have been all that disturbing taking into consideration there were many races with various skin toned complexions that mixed with royalty before and after her birth back then.
Nonetheless, Black Panther, gave a deeper insight into the core of African royalty, customs, and culture. It transcended the voice of the black community and gave our youth a superhero they could identify with culturally as look up to as a role model figure and character. It is safe to say "Black Panther," will be a hit for generations to come, and will do even better when it hits the shelves and goes Digital.