Black Panther is the perfect symbol of Black Future Month and Afrofuturism in a number of ways. While, yes, it was originally created by well-meaning Westerners, it has been adopted by Blacks as an aspirational, modern representation of us. It is a way for us to shed the trappings of European influence and build a superior society embracing African culture. Wakanda allows us to envision what might have been, or might even still be. It is a future for us in a way that Star Wars and Star Trek, for their efforts, simply are not and cannot be. It is OUR science Fantasy.
The reason I call him one of the masters of the pivot is his nonchalant but humble attitude leads to accepting where he is then working even harder to surpass others expectations.
His growth from working up the ranks as a shoe salesman for City Sports to sacrificing and studying his craft every night at various comedy clubs.
If you thought he was an overnight success when Think Like A Man hit or even if you’re annoyed that he is all over movie screens from Jumanji to his comedy specials this book shows the 16 plus year journey of being an overnight success.