May 10, 2016 |
At the press event a few weeks ago heralding Civil War , Marvel Studios exec Kevin Feige talked Black Panther. "(Directors) Joe and Anthony Russo and our screenwriters thought it would be very valuable to have somebody that was (new) and wasn't quite as invested (in the conflict)," Feige said. "We wanted somebody who, perhaps, was invested, but didn't have allegiance to any one side-who was essentially in it for very personal reasons, himself. "We knew we wanted to make a 'Black Panther' movie at some point, but at that time we weren't exactly sure when it would be," Feige continued.
May 5, 2016
Afeni Shakur Late rapper's mother, 69 Afeni Shakur, 69, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy after he was slain in a 1996 drive-by shooting, died Monday at her home in Sausalito, Calif., of an apparent heart attack. Born Alice Faye Williams, Ms. Shakur changed her name when she became politically active in the 1960s and joined the Black Panther movement. By 1971, she was pregnant and behind bars, accused of conspiring to bomb New York City landmarks.
April 11, 2016 |
Patrick Hamilton is an associate professor of English at Misericordia University. Allan Austin is a professor of history and government at Misericordia. Comics' first black superhero - Marvel's Black Panther - is undergoing a bit of a renaissance this spring. The character, played by Chadwick Boseman, will soon join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, debuting in May's Captain America: Civil War before headlining his own film, scheduled for release in 2018. In addition, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award winner and MacArthur "genius grant" recipient, will write a new Black Panther series with artist Brian Stelfreeze.
September 24, 2015 |
FINDING movie success by thinking outside the box ( Ang Lee , Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreau directed films featuring the Hulk, Thor and Iron Man), Marvel's comic-book side has followed suit and enlisted journalist and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates to pen a new series starring Black Panther. The New York Times reported that the yearlong story will be titled "A Nation Under Our Feet" and will have Black Panther fighting off terrorists back in his homeland of Wakanda.
September 18, 2015 |
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, founded in 1966, comes a new documentary to recount the movement's lively history. While children of the '60s and '70s may find much that is familiar in Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution , most will also find something to discover in the film, assembled by veteran PBS documentarian Stanley Nelson. He uses vintage photos and music to place the movie in time, and finds insiders and eyewitnesses to explain the unique excitement created by the Panther "brand" - from the outset, so much more ferocious than the mainstream Civil Rights movement.
September 18, 2015 |
ON THE EVE of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, founded in 1966, comes a new documentary to recount the movement's lively history. And, while children of the '60s and '70s may find much that is familiar in "Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," most also will find something to discover in the film, assembled by veteran PBS documentarian Stanley Nelson. He uses vintage photos and music to place the movie in time, and finds insiders and eyewitnesses to explain the unique excitement created by the Panther "brand" - from the outset so much more ferocious than the mainstream civil-rights movement.
November 15, 2014
THERE'S NOTHING I would like better than for cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to shut his lying, mellifluous mouth. Infuriatingly, he won't. But is passing a so-called "Muzzle Mumia Law" the right remedy? Coming in response to France's favorite inmate addressing-on-tape some 20 dimwits getting degrees from Mumia's alma mater, Vermont's Goddard College, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill allowing crime victims to sue to prevent inmates from making public statements causing "mental anguish.
July 5, 2013 |
50 CENT (A/K/A CURTIS JACKSON) says he didn't attack his ex-girlfriend and didn't trash her condo. The "In da Club" singer's attorney says there's no warrant outstanding on the domestic violence and vandalism charges against his client. If convicted, he faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines. The woman told police that during a June 23 argument, 50 Cent began breaking stuff at her Toluca Lake condo before she locked herself in a bedroom. She said the rapper kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing injury.
June 27, 2013 |
KING SAMIR SHABAZZ says black people should create militias to exterminate whites, skin them alive, pour acid on them, sic pit bulls on them, bust their heads with rocks and even raid nurseries to "kill everything white in sight. " "I would love nothing more than to come home with a cracker's head in my book bag," Shabazz, a Philly street preacher and national field marshal for the New Black Panther Party, said on a black-power radio show. Such sentiment hasn't gotten him arrested.
November 6, 2012 |
THEY MAY BE back in black for Tuesday's election - the uber-controversial New Black Panther Party. But now with 100 percent less nightstick. You'll recall, especially if you've ever listened to conservative talk radio, that it was right here that the Election Day 2008 appearance of two local leaders of the smallish black-power posse outside a polling station at 12th and Fairmount in North Philadelphia - one brandishing a large nightstick -...