Monday, April 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews
I sat in the movie theater transfixed. Here was a cast and a film crew producing a blockbuster movie featuring African Americans. Here was a technological utopia built and peopled by blacks. Here were complicated villains and heroes.
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Friday, March 30, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Mark Willis, a 27-year-old Oak Park native, has been to Wakanda, and at least part of it is in Atlanta – or more precisely, in some woods just outside of the southern metropolis. He knows, because he was in “Black Panther,” the $1 billion box office smash film that features the mythical African country.
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