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1. #Spoilersahead: As much as I love the potential for #minorityandfemalerepresentation in future #MarvelCinematicUniverse films, I still think the way that #Falcon (@AnthonyMackie) got the #CaptainAmericashield is a #copout by @Marvel /@MarvelStudios, since its previous
2. representations of him (including #EndGame) have been less than ideal (a secondary character who got knocked out of fights all the time, paving the way for the observation / reservation that this #passingofthetorch was not earned). And the fact that #SteveRogers (@ChrisEvans)
3. only gave up his shield for his love (#PeggyCarter / #HayleyAtwell), though a nice sentiment in itself, leaves room for his return in the future. Thus, giving @Marvel / @MarvelStudios the option to #swaywiththepoliticalwinds. While #TonyStarks (@RobertDowneyJr) sacrifice was a
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Sería muy interesante armar el maratón de #MCU alrededor de #Avengers, pero acomodando todas las escenas de todas las películas en una sola línea temporal. No incluyo las series por que sería sumamente largo y complicado.

Abro #hilo y me explico.
Actualmente hay dos formas (bueno hay un chingo) en que puedes ver todas las películas del Universo Cinematográfico de Marvel:
1.- En el orden cronológico de lanzamiento, es decir comenzar con #IronMan (2008), hasta llegar a #AvengersEndgame (2019).
2.- Viéndolas en orden cronológico de tiempo de los eventos, es decir, comenzar con lo que sucedió primero con #CaptainAmerica: The First Avenger y terminando con #AvengersEndgame. Esto sin contar los "flashbacks" con los que comienzan algunas como #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy
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I’ve been researching female agency in anticolonial resistance and it’s an extremely interesting subject… I’ll be publishing on this in due course but can’t help sharing some pics here… (ongoing thread)
#anticolonial #resistance #femaleagency #empire
Firstly, Josina Muthemba Machel (1945-71), an important figure in the anticolonial struggle against the Portuguese in #Mozambique. #anticolonial #resistance #femaleagency #empire #machel #josinamachel
In 1964, at 18 yrs old, Josina Machel fled the country with the aim of joining the FRELIMO resistance movement in Tanzania, but was arrested and returned to Mozambique. She was imprisoned for five months.
#anticolonial #resistance #femaleagency #empire
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In #BlackPanther, a unique metal called #vibranium helped the fictional African nation of #Wakanda become the most technologically advanced country on the planet.

#ReelvsRealCIA #Oscars

Do you think vibranium is:
The #vibranium in Black Panther’s suit protects him from kinetic damage, & vibranium sneakers are both super-quiet & amazing shock absorbers for jumping. Those would be great for spies, right?

Too bad vibranium isn’t real.

#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
The magic metal from #Wakanda might not exist, but there are real-life materials that possess some similar qualities to those of the fictional Wakandan isotope, #vibranium.

To learn more, see:

#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
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Who's tuned in for the #Oscars2019 tonight?

Keep it locked to this thread for all the exciting updates. ⬇️
.@ReginaKing takes home the first Oscar of the night for her dynamic performance in #IfBealeStreetCouldTalk. 🙏 #Oscars

S/O to @michaelb4jordan bringing his mom as his date to the #Oscars
Photo: Frazer Harrison/@Getty Images
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In honor of the one-year anniversary of #BlackPanther’s release, we’re celebrating #BlackPantherWeek! 🙌🏿

First up, let’s dive into the story of Erik Killmonger, played by @michaelb4jordan, and the forgotten children of Wakanda.
The powerful women of #BlackPanther are the backbone of Wakanda. Nakia, played by @Lupita_Nyongo, chose her passions and her desire to help the world over her love for the king.

Here’s why her character was so important. #BlackPantherWeek
#BlackPanther was the film debut for @Winston_Duke aka M’Baku.

M’Baku was truly the real MVP of #BlackPanther! He stole the show with every scene and we couldn’t get enough of it. #BlackPantherWeek
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Out here at @theaafca's Special Achievement Awards luncheon. #aafcaawards10
The first award, the Horizon Award, goes to studio executive, @alanaoyam.

Who said she used to complain about being the only Black person in the room, until her friend asked her, "What are you gonna do about it?" That helped shape her career. #aafcaawards10
The 2019 Pioneer Award goes to jazz musician Buddy Bolden. Director Dan Pritzer is making a film about his life. #aafcaawards10
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Let's celebrate #BlackPanther getting 7 #OscarNoms with our ONGOING art tribute thread..

All art will be by Black/POC artists

" KINGS DEAD " An AMAZING Killmonger piece by Brian ( IG : b.a.irvin )

RETWEET the thread to support ☺

#wakandaforever #chocolatecitycomics
NEXT up on our ongoing art tribute thread we set up to celebrate #BlackPanther getting 7 #OscarNoms is this fantastic Okoye & Nakia art by our friend (IG : bmoesart )

ALL art is by Black/POC artists

RETWEET to support the movie/artists

#wakandaforever #chocolatecitycomics
NEXT up on our ongoing art tribute thread we set up to celebrate #BlackPanther getting 7 #OscarNoms is this Killmonger @michaelb4jordan piece by Vincent ( IG dre.blake )

ALL art is by Black/POC artists

RETWEET to support the movie/artists

#wakandaforever #chocolatecitycomics
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It’s the final hours of 2018, so I’m going to reflect a bit.

This year was Hard. It was, honestly, the type of year where I wondered if I wanted to make it to the next. I felt like a stuck gear, gummed up with anxiety and self-doubt, chronic pain and depression. 1/
The year seemed to pass in an interminable, disassociated haze of pain, so it’s easy, then, to wonder “did I really do anything? Did I accomplish anything?”

But I did! I did so much. 2/
At the beginning of the year, my goal was to have five (5) NPR bylines.

I’m ending the year with 22.

I won’t share all of them, but here are some highlights. 3/
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Marvel's Black Panther won Original Score, Album, and Song at the Hollywood Music In Media awards. Congrats @ludwiggoransson @SZA & @kendricklamar @SounwaveTDE Al Shux.…
Russo Brothers show their support for Director Ryan Coogler and Black Panther cast. Oscar season 💖. Seeing other Marvel Cinematic Universe directors show support is awesome.
Great piece about Stan Lee by Rise of The Black Panther comic creator @EvNarc "Wakanda was the way Stan Lee spoke to me"… via @Polygon
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This year’s #TheRoot100 list of honorees is a reminder of the beauty and brilliance of blackness!

Honoring the best and brightest of black America continues to be a revolutionary act and we salute this year’s honorees:
No. 100: Reginald Dwayne Betts (@dwaynebetts)

Poetry fueled Betts' drive to succeed while he was incarcerated. It lead him to publish 2 books on poetry & graduate from Yale Law School w/ a 4.0

Betts was also awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for his poetry
No. 99: Lezli Levene Harvell (@DoctorLezli)

Harvell is bringing the spotlight to chefs of color thanks to her amazing Iconoclast Dinner Experience events! #TheRoot100
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Na escravidão, a busca pela liberdade nascia no segundo em que grilhões fechavam os pulsos dos negros. Muitos lutaram para encontrá-la em vida, mas essa história desoladora é sobre aqueles que só a encontraram através da própria morte no evento conhecido como Desembarque Igbo
É impossível contar quantas vidas africanas foram ceifadas pelo tráfico negreiro. A única estimativa são de quantos chegaram às Américas pelo Atlântico (12 milhões). A mortalidade nos navios era grotesca, historiadores estimam que entre 15 e 25%
dos negros morriam
O tratamento era brutal, pessoas amontoadas abaixo do convés. O calor era implacável e a falta de ar era desesperadora. Nem as velas que deveriam iluminar o local queimavam. Se alguma suspeita de doença surgisse, centenas de africanos poderiam ser lançados ao mar.
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Just discovered this incredible Black artist -she has the most beautiful prints and notecards featuring Black icons and visuals. Perfect bridesmaid, hostess and birthday gifts for the Black Women & Femmes in your life.…
Check out this beautiful watercolor of Marsha P Johnson -…
Need something to commemorate the passing of #ArethaFranklin - this is only $15 -…
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#CrazyRichAsians is headed for a monster opening, and it’s essential to look at why. A full 38% of viewers so far have been Asian—we’re COMING OUT for this film as we never have in cinematic history.

But another 24% of viewers are black or Hispanic: *viewers are 62% nonwhite*.
The book #CrazyRichAsians was based on was a NYT bestseller. When the target for the book is described by folks in publishing, they say “white female, summer read, book club, 35-54.” That audience isn’t who’s filling theaters—yet.

They’re the ones who might take this to $100M.
If you haven’t seen it yet, a small spoiler. After the first 15 minutes of #CrazyRichAsians, you will not see another nonwhite person on screen. Not even in background shots. And the only white people with speaking roles get played like dominoes. In the first five minutes.
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#thread My first exposure to planning came in my junior year of high school. I had discovered my passion for history and had worked for six years in local governance (prosecutor's office, community food co-op). #SoJustSuburbs /1
Learning urban design in a suburban context led me to ask questions about the limitations of traditional planning education. #SoJustSuburbs #SaturdaySchool /2
At the heart of these questions, I focused on the life of William Harris, a farmer worker with intellectual disabilities who worked on central NJ plantations, 1932-1961. The "rural" was rarely a factor in planning conversations. #SoJustSuburbs #SaturdaySchool /3
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Sirius the Jaeger is a new anime with chara designs by ex-Capcom luminary Kinu Nishimura (@nishi_katsu). It's about werewolves violently killing vampires in 1930s East Asia. Directed by Masahiro Ando (Sword of the Stranger). It's got everything I like!😃
Sirius the Jaeger has some compelling stuff going on! It's too early to tell, but I think the series might be drawing a parallel between Colonialism/Imperialism and Vampirism, which was also a strong theme throughout Blood: The Last Vampire.
Blood The Last Vampire was definitely a visual and tonal influence on Sirius the Jaeger. The Vampires in Sirius look very much like the Chiropterans from Blood (designed by GOAT illustrator Katsuya Terada!)
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After my talk on #Afrofuturism #Blackpanther and black video game characters at #feralvector, lots of people asked me for resources and recommendations. Here's a thread...
My talk was based on this article I wrote for @guardian…
Octavia E Butler is a black, feminist writer who is associated with afrofuturism. She tackles slavery, power, gender and sexuality in her books. Her most famous work is Kindred. Also the Xenogenesis series…
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I see the girl who wore the Chinese dress to prom retorted with "its a fucking dress"

(not linking to it directly cos no need for extra pile on)

What a disappointing response.
Back during the #BlackPanther run, @danikwateng talked with me about appropriation vs appreciation of traditional African clothing. You can read that here…
Here's the rub really. You can absolutely (white folks) appreciate things from cultures that are not your own. That involves work on your part. It also involves a degree of humility when it comes to being called on those things.
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1/ Finally saw Ready Player One in Mumbai. It was even trashier than I expected. I mean, how could the world design be SO unimaginative?
2/ Nothing felt fresh, nothing breathed LIFE in it. Not even the damn headset design! Like, seriously?!? I mean how in hell anyone would think that in 30 years VR devices will still look like glorified ski goggles?!?!?
3/ On a more serious note, I feel that RPO, in polar opposite to #BlackPanther, just closes down our imagination rather than opens it up in terms of what we can be as human society & what is the reality we can create for future generations.
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1/ Okay, full disclosure, I haven't seen #BlackPanther yet, but I just found out that the Wakandan language in the film is Xhosa and I am super excited. . . .…
The Xhosa language is a Bantu language, spoken in southern regions of Africa. It is an official language in South Africa & in Zimbabwe.

Xhosa is part of the "Niger-Congo" family of languages, which is a BIG & diverse family of languages.
This map gives a pretty good representation of where Xhosa is located regionally.

Keep in mind, there are between 1500-2000 languages in Africa. Most people speak MULTIPLE languages.
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I absolutely love that #BlackPanther is bringing Pan-Africanism into the national dialogue. This is the hill I'll die on so I'm gonna share some things & connect them to children's books & education. THREAD!
Pan-Africanism, to me, means connecting to the struggles of people of African descent all over the globe. Not limiting awareness to just American racial politics.
Our kids are so excited about #BlackPanther but their understanding of Africa & Pan-Africanism shouldn't be relegated to fantasy. We've had our own IRL T'Challas & Killmongers, & even Dora Milajes.
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At the risk of black folks barking at me, I'm wishing for a different ending to #BlackPanther/1
At the end of the very first Star Wars, Darth Vader is vanquished, and his TIE fighter spins off out of control, but he lives. /2
The Star Wars universe needs Vader to live. He is evil. And the original trilogy, he's evil not because mommy and daddy didn't love him enough, but because evil exists. /3
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I wasn't kidding.

#blackpanther /1
I like good movies, comic book movies, and mass-market cultural touchstones. So obviously I was gonna like #BlackPanther

And I was most interested in what it had to say about the legacy of colonialism and slavery, globalism and international responsibility, the refugee crisis, and race.

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