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'Young, Gifted and Black' Actors Struggle in Hollywood, Says Chadwick Boseman

"Black Panther" wins SAG award and Boseman keeps it all in perspective in a speech that has gone viral.

Ryan Coogler's film "Black Panther" won a SAG award Sunday night for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Chadwick Boseman's impromptu speech has gone viral on social media. He delivered a message that presented the reality of the spaces Blacks don't occupy in Hollywood.

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Forever 21 Drops the Ball Using a White Model Wearing 'Wakanda Forever' Sweater

The image left some folks on Twitter screaming, "Not today, Colonizer!"

Clothing retailer, Forever 21, and its marketing team must have missed the blockbuster hit "Black Panther" at the movies. The chain retailer used a white male model to advertise a "Wakanda Forever" sweatshirt and Black Twitter wasn't having it.

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Johnson & Johnson: Black Panther Actress Danai Gurira Champions Initiative to End HIV/AIDS

She called attention to women across Africa participating in clinical trials for a vaccine.

Actress, playwright and activist Danai Gurira hit the red carpet at the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg before making a powerful and emotional speech at the event spotlighting the women across Africa who are participating in a clinical trial of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine that could help to prevent HIV. "Today, we are much closer to preventing HIV– and that was something none of us could ever have imagined." #makeHIVhistory.

Hollywood Casts Asians in Asian Roles — First Time in 25 Years

But dark-skinned Asians are still largely absent from the film "Crazy Rich Asians." Still "whitewashing"?

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"Crazy, Rich Asians," a film that debuted Wednesday, is the first Hollywood production in over two decades that doesn't use white actors to portray Asian characters.

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Wakanda will now be officially a part of history.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced that it will feature a "Black Panther" exhibit. It will include Chadwick Boseman's panther suit from the blockbuster film, copies of the script signed by director Ryan Coogler, production photos and pages from the initial script.

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N-word, Swastikas and 'Wite Pride' Painted on BLM Activist's Truck

Racism rears its head in an integrated neighborhood. Where is it safe?

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Symbols of Black Lives Matter and the "Black Panther" movie on Hubert Roberts' truck made it a target for vandals on Juneteenth in Clio, Mich. The N-word was painted in white on one side, "Wite Pride" on the other side, swastikas spread around, tires slashed and red shoelaces hung from his mirrors, an old KKK tactic.

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Marvel Studios: Hero Acts Commits More than $1 Million to Help Children Impacted by Serious Illness

The grants to both Make-A-Wish and Starlight Children's Foundation are a part of Disney's Team of Heroes commitment to reimagine the patient and family experience in and out of children's hospitals.

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios, Marvel Studios: Hero Acts is donating $1.25 million to provide transformative experiences to strengthen the lives of children impacted by serious illness. The grant will provide $800,000 to Make-A-Wish® to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses around the world, and $450,000 to Starlight Children's Foundation to help bring joy and comfort to children in hospitals.

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'Black Panther' Soars Past 'Titanic' Box Office Record in U.S.

The blockbuster is now the third highest-grossing film of all time.

"Black Panther" has left an indelible mark on the film industry that can't be denied.

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'Black Panther' Is 'The Worst Nightmare' of the Film Industry, Says White Writer

"Black Panther"'s success "comes at the expense of other would-be event movies."

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According to one movie critic, it is "Black Panther"'s fault that other movies don't have a chance to be No. 1.

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Amandla Stenberg Passed on 'Black Panther' Role to Make Room for Darker-Skinned Actors

"I recognize 100 percent that there are spaces that I should not take up," Stenberg said.

Amandla Stenberg, 19, best known for her role in "The Hunger Games," explained in a recent conversation at the TIFF Next Wave Festival in Toronto why she walked away from the audition process for Ryan Coogler's box office smash, "Black Panther."

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Disney Donates $1M to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of 'Black Panther'

"It's fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country," said The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger.

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In celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios' "Black Panther," The Walt Disney Company (No. 36 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

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Phylicia Rashad was Chadwick Boseman's Mentor and Sponsor Paving the Way to Wakanda

The "Black Panther" star and Howard University graduate also revealed that Denzel Washington helped him to study at Oxford.

Having a mentor, an advisor and a sponsor, someone who uses his or her influence to help advance another's career, is critical in every profession — including acting and directing.

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