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.
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.
March 17, 2016 |
With just a few seconds remaining in Tuesday's PIAA Class 3A semifinal, a Neumann-Goretti fan said it best. "Hershey, here we come!" he shouted. After a physical contest against Imhotep, the Saints, who had five players score in double figures, knocked off the Panthers, 76-69, and earned a chance for their sixth state title since 2010. In Game 2 of the doubleheader at Philadelphia University, Math, Civics and Sciences held off defending Class A champion Constitution, 79-78, in overtime thanks to Kwahzere Ransom's game-winning three-pointer.
March 15, 2016 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The Camden locker room was dead quiet. It was similar to the scene after a tough loss but far from it, too. This wasn't just any tough loss. Camden sat knowing it had just dropped its fourth straight NJSIAA title game, the third in that streak at the Group 2 level. On Sunday, it was West Side High School that captured its first Group 2 championship, 85-83, at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The loss sent the Panthers back to that familiar yet dismal place. "It was a good season.
March 13, 2016 |
WHEN THE PIAA playoff brackets were released weeks ago, Imhotep certainly had Del-Val - and revenge - on the brain. Del-Val, which had won 19 consecutive games entering Friday night's Class 3A quarterfinal at Southern, unseated the defending champion Panthers in February en route to claiming the school's first Public League basketball title. Friday night, however, the Panthers sought to send a message. "We saw that they were on our side , so we're like,'Del-Val, Del-Val, Del-Val,' every day in practice," said Imhotep junior captain Daron Russell.
March 13, 2016 |
When the PIAA playoff brackets were released weeks ago, Imhotep certainly had Del-Val - and revenge - on the brain. Del-Val, which had won 19 consecutive games entering the Class 3A quarterfinal at Southern, unseated the defending champion Panthers in February en route to claiming the school's first Public League basketball title. Friday night, however, the Panthers sought to send a message. "We saw that they were on our side [of the bracket], so we're like, 'Del-Val, Del-Val, Del-Val,' every day in practice," said Imhotep junior captain Daron Russell.
February 16, 2016
"OK ladies now let's get in formation . . . " And with that, Beyonce's controversial performance at Super Bowl 50 outside San Francisco was underway as she and her backup dancers marched onto the field at halftime in black leather jackets and ankle boots. The dancers had black berets pulled down over billowy afros, a signature look of the Black Panthers, as they, well, stood in formation. Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson was on the other side of the country in New York City wrapping up after a sold-out screening of his powerful, new film, "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.
February 9, 2016 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning got his second Super Bowl ring. Now he can ride off into the sunset a winner. But it was the Broncos defense - and in particular Von Miller - that provided the venerable quarterback with a Hallmark ending to his career. The Broncos badgered, battered, and bloodied Cam Newton for nearly 60 minutes Sunday night as they put the 26-year-old Panthers quarterback's coronation on hold for at least one year. They survived the ineptness of their own offense and their Hall of Fame quarterback and cemented their place in NFL history as one of the league's greatest defenses with a 24-10 win in Super Bowl 50 for their third championship.
February 9, 2016 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jordan Norwood was out of football in 2013. He spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. On Sunday, the Broncos wide receiver set a Super Bowl record with a 61-yard punt return in the second quarter. The Penn State product fielded a high-arching 28-yard punt, and the Panthers appeared to think he had called for a fair catch. But Norwood never raised his hand. He escaped from two initial would-be tacklers - Colin Jones and Teddy Williams - at the 25 and raced around the corner down to the Carolina 14. "It was a short punt," Norwood said.
February 7, 2016 |
JEFF McLANE Staff Writer One of the common refrains heard here in the Bay Area in the lead-up to Super Bowl 50 is that if it is a blowout the Panthers will win and if it is a nail-biter it will be the Broncos who come out on top. While it is true that the Panthers have more overall talent on both sides of the ball, it's not as if the Broncos are chumps. They had the No. 1 overall defense during the regular season and managed to make Tom Brady look ordinary in the AFC championship game.