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Kevin Powell writes an op-ed for CNN, on the Life and Work of Chadwick Boseman

Source: Kevin Powell “To Be Young, Gifted, and Chadwick Boseman” :


“Chadwick Boseman was nothing but a man who wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. And that he has done, forever.” – Kevin Powell

Chadwick Boseman, one of Hollywood’s notable actors, passed away last Friday losing his battle with colon cancer, a fight he struggled with for the past four years. In that time frame, Chadwick released 10 movies and produced others. He was known for being the feature of films like 42, Marshall, Get On Up, and of course Black Panther. 

Boseman set out in his career to end negative stereotypes of African Americans on film. As a native of South Carolina, he experienced racism but didn’t allow that to deter him from his purpose with which in his short time of 43 years, he was able to achieve. We thank him, for shifting a narrative focused on portraying Black men in a negative light. We thank him for being instrumental in reintroducing our history to us through film.

May he be remembered forever in Black History.

Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman!

For more on this story, read Kevin Powell’s “To Be Young, Gifted, and Chadwick Boseman”

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