“Coogler’s Brilliant Black Panther?: Africans, DOS, Woke Black Women…and Oh Yeah, Dying Black Men” by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

“A man who has not prepared his own children to be without him has failed as a father.”
T’Chaka in The Black Panther (2018)

Rest in Power to Reg. E. Cathey and Luv Bug Starsky

(Warning: A Lot of Damn Spoilers!)

First of all, any assessment of Marvel’s Black Panther that doesn’t start with these two boys pretending to be an 8-foot man and trying to get into a showing is suspect. This was hilariously too damn much and lets you know just how hungry folk are for this movie (especially Black folks)—even if Disney walks away with the proceeds from our desperate need to be represented humanely. (more…)

“The Neutralization of Politically Aware Black Men Is A Required Practice” by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

I was reminded of Bakari Kitwana’s 2016 article, “The 16 Black Panthers Still Behind Bars,” today and had a stray thought that bears reflection. We’re used to thinking about racism and those that lost their lives fighting it, but we don’t really think about what that means in terms of gender for fear of being branded sexists by intersectionalist BFNs (Black Feminist Nationalists). So we only discuss “gender” when engaging women or LGBTs. However, “cis-gendered hetero Black males” have a gender, despite not being described as such–even by Black gender theorists.