Ypsilanti non-profit organizes private "Black Panther" screening for 100 students

Ruben Ruiz
February 19, 2018

"I remember growing up as a child I used to watch a lot of superhero movies and I always looked for a hero that looked like me", Black Panther actress and Memphis native Carrie Bernans told a group of students at Grandview Heights Middle School Friday.

Black Panther has been out at the box office for like two seconds, and it's already completely shattering theater records for ticket sales - even before its first weekend can be completed! With the overwhelmingly positive critical consensus and enthusiastic word of mouth, Marvel has yet another hit on their hands. What did you think of the film?

"She's excited to see female empowerment of the sisters and stuff". Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for the latest news. The film is unique in the Marvel universe by devoting a whopping $200 million production budget to a story featuring predominantly black actors, also including Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown - perhaps the most recognized local black leader - said he collected the Black Panther comics as a kid.

One of the most anticipated movie of the year, Black Panther premiered for the first time in Nigeria, recently at the Genesis Cinemas, The Palms Lekki-Lagos.

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The importance of what director Ryan Coogler and company did with this film can not be overstated.

The film is also tearing down the idea that films rooted in black culture don't sell well overseas, with Black Panther raking in $23.2 million overseas after opening in 17 locations, including Australia, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and France.

"It's important to me because you know what I'm saying especially because their skin color they gotta know about black pride and black power", said Jackson.

Black Panther has served as the ultimate moment for Black History Month 2018.

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