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HWIL: Issue No. 001 —Black Panther Edition

My favorite Black Panther links of the week

Black Panther is now in theaters!

See what the critics are saying.

5 Books to Read After You’ve Seen Black Panther

Curated and written by yours truly

Superhero Bae, Chadwick Boseman, Stops by the Elvis Duran Show

The charm tour continues

Michael B. Jordan on Desus & Mero

 

Meet the Ladies of Wakanda

Essence.com

Danai Gurira (AKA #1 Girl Crush) on FabookLive with The Build Series

The actress discusses the historic movie

Lupita Nyong’o shares her thoughts on Black Panther and the power dynamics between black men and women

Meet Black Panther’s Breakout Star Letitia Wright

You might recognize her from that episode of Black Mirror

Here’s What Books Mean to Me: 5 All-Time Favorites

During a stay in Nigeria—knowing there’d be long periods where we’d languish without electricity—I brought one book: Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Not one to appreciate “throat-clearing,” (I usually skip the introductions—sorry, not sorry), I detachedly skimmed the letters and moved right into the “action.” Every night before bed, my sister, my cousin Deborah, and I would read. Only for me, it felt like the action was always out of reach. Perhaps I should’ve read the letters? Or maybe I just don’t appreciate good literature…

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Lesson No. 001: Ask Him

Circling the jam-packed lots of malls, churches, and stadiums looking for parking, my mom would do this peculiar thing… We, the passengers, would scoff, laugh to ourselves, or think what is she doing? But nine times out of ten, not only would she immediately find a parking spot, it’d often be damn near VIP-type parking. So, whenever we’d pass up a good time because we predicted the parking prospects would be bleak, mom would pull us in close and let us in on her little secret, “Ask God for a parking spot.”

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