Wakanda Forever

It is with great sadness that we report that actor Chadwick Boseman (21 Bridges, Black Panther) passed away at 43 years old, ending a 4 year battle with colon cancer. Although he is known for bring king T’Challa to the big screen via the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Boseman also bought various black historical figures to the big screen. Among these figures were baseball player Jackie Robinson (42), singer James Brown (Get On Up), and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (Marshall). His most recent effort, Da 5 Bloods is currently streaming on Netflix, and he was gearing up to play Yasuke, a black samurai in 16th century Japan. His final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will be released on Netflix later this year. Based on the play by August Wilson, the film stars Viola Davis as legendary blues singer Ma Rainey, with Boseman playing as her trumpeter Levee. As you can see, every time he appeared on the screen, Boseman portrayed Black excellence. What makes this real wild is that Boseman had been shooting these roles in between bouts of surgery and chemotherapy. Without a doubt he will be missed, both as an actor, and as a human being. There was never a man like Chadwick, and there will never be one again.