I saw Black Panther twice this past weekend — the first time was at a private screening the day before its Feb. 16 release. I sported a handmade tunic I bought from South Africa a few years back (click here to read all about my experience), a pair of black leather pants and a beret (which coincidentally had cat ears). The second time was with my family, and that time I took hella notes.
As a black woman, watching this movie was crazy exciting and empowering, for so many reasons. But as a blogger, it gave me heartburn ’cause this movie was loaded with post-worthy gems. Which can make writing about it slightly overwhelming because you gotta think about all the themes and topics you wanna cover along with all the over-achieving bloggers who published their posts a week ago. And now that more people have actually seen the movie, the floodgates of over-thinkpieces and ever-flowing Facebook threads have officially opened. [Read more…]