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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 11/09/2012

This Week in Black Awesomeness: Is the first black superhero getting his own movie?

“Black Panther” film being developed according to Stan Lee.

Superhero movies aren’t going away, especially after “The Dark Night Rises” and “The Avengers” raked in so much money this year. Late last week, legendary comic book writer (among other things) Stan Lee hinted that Marvel is currently developing a Black Panther movie.

According to comicbookmovie.com, Lee said, “Oh they are all being made into movies! I can tell you there will definitely be a Dr. Strange movie! They are working on Antman, which requires really small cameras! Black Panther is being developed, one of my favorites . . . the Inhumans . . . . All the heroes will eventually be made into movies.”

Black Panther was the first black comic book superhero, described by Comic Vine as “the super genius warrior king of the African nation of Wakanda, the most technologically advanced nation on Earth.” He’s also a former member of the Avengers and Storm’s ex-husband. Basically, a Black Panther film can either be wildly awesome or disappointingly offensive.

Given that there aren’t that many black superheroes throwing punches in the comic book world, it sounds like good news. Because . . . optimism!

This woman won the lottery — twice.


Lena Eaton, a 91-year-old great grandmother from Indianapolis, has hit the lottery twice in three months. (Kiyoshi Ota - Bloomberg News)
According to The Grio, Lena Eaton, a 91-year-old great grandmother from Indianapolis has hit the lottery twice in three months, winning $300,000 in August and $99,999 last week. Eaton plans to spend the money helping out her family and renovating her home.

Enlarged prints of vintage Ebony covers on sale for the black history buff…

…or for the communications geek. The first cover available for purchase is from August 1948. The issue originally cost 30 cents and the cover story was “King Cole’s Honeymoon in Mexico”.  * passes out* Check them out here.

Speaking of vintage glamour, check out Halle Berry on the cover of Interview.

The “Cloud Atlas” actress looked amazing – as usual – in a ’70s-inspired photo shoot for the German magazine. I’m even liking the afro wig – where did they find a decent-looking afro wig?

Thoughts on election night 2012

This has nothing to do with the social implications of the presidential election or whatever other intellectual thoughts we should be thinking. I’m more focused on Sasha and Malia Obama’s election night outfits. Malia’s skirt! Sasha’s top! Loves!

Bonus link: If you’re in the mood to feel ancient, check out these photos of the Obama sisters over the years.  Why do they insist on growing up at warp speed?

This week in black history.

The United Nations formally condemned apartheid in South Africa on Nov. 6, 1962, and urged U.N. member states to discontinue all economic and military relations with the country until it ended its racist practices.

Check out Black Voices for the rest of the details and check out photos from the “Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life” exhibit at the International Center of Photography in New York.

 

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