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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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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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Michelle Obama on 'Black Panther': 'Young People Will Finally See Superheroes that Look Like Them'

The former first lady took to Twitter to rave about the record-breaking movie.

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UPDATE: Feb. 20, 2018 at 3:59 p.m. ET

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Film Review: 'Black Panther' is a Game-Changing Cultural Work of Genius

Director Ryan Coogler has successfully shown the world what Black excellence means.

"Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler / YouTube

For Black people living in the United States, it's not enough to be good or great. We have been taught that we must be exceptional to counteract unconscious bias, prejudice or just plain old racism in order to get a seat at the table. From our appearance to our speech, we are constantly judged.

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Black Women Boycotting 'Black Panther' Is Just a Rumor

A bogus Instagram account encouraging Black women to avoid the film because actor Michael B. Jordan's alleged girlfriend is not Black is causing a stir.

The highly anticipated Marvel Studios film "Black Panther" will debut in theaters across the country next month and Black women will indeed be in attendance, despite what you may have heard.

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