Lessons in Hollywood diversity and black pride

Black History Month unveiled the long-awaited movie release of “Black Panther,” a project of Disney’s Marvel Studios. Released over the President’s Day weekend, the movie has grossed an estimated $700 million in global ticket sales in its first 12 days in theaters, and is on track to potentially hit the billion-dollar mark before it closes. The movie’s $242 million opening over the holiday weekend was the second-biggest debut ever, beating out “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in four-day sales. Pre-sales for the movie were record-breaking, surpassing all prior Marvel movies for Fandango and IMAX movie services. Directed by Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station” and “Creed”), “Black Panther” is also about to become the highest-grossing film directed by an African American…

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