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If you are here for your Wednesday photo, it’s down at the bottom.

We went to see Black Panther this weekend. Obviously. We had the shirts.  I bought the Funko Pop! figures. We were ready.

And it was glorious.  I’m not going to spoil it.  I’m not going to *over* analyze it.  I’m not going to give points and counter points or talk about how Erik Killmonger was just a beefcake hotep.  To put it quickly, it’s a fantastic movie.  The plot is great.  The women are great. The special effects are great. And I’m extremely ready for Infinty Wars.  I am deeply embedded in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Anyway, I am old and feel ways about things.  I enjoy my MSNBC on screen and even in the car when I’m driving.  I listen to podcast by people of color or by women.  I still go to book club meetings when I didn’t even buy the book cause I need black girl time.

Tuesday I was dropping off some copies of The Hate U Give to a mom in the school district that was looking for copies for her daughters.  While I was in the area, I swung by the two Little Free Libraries I’ve been using to put more copies of the book.  When I got to the one in the Firethorne neighborhood, there was a sign stating that the books in that particular library were for kids 15 and under.  If it was an adult themed book, it needed to go in the 15+ library located in the gym.  The neighborhood gym that’s only accessible by card key.  They want to make sure that the book isn’t given to young kids.  Cause…harmful? (Fun Fact: They now have 6 additional copies of The Hate U Give)

Addy was all psyched to put on this temporary tattoo that’s supposed to “come alive” when you scan it on this app and I told her it probably doesn’t work cause her skin is brown.

All of that to say that maybe the most important thing about Black Panther is that it came at a time when we are knee deep in Tr*mp’s America where it’s nice to escape for 2 hours and 15 minutes into a utopia where the default is black, there’s more than one type of woman represented, and the smartest person in the movie is a 16 year old princess.

Wakanda Forever.

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