Tuesday Open Thread | Black Panther: #WakandaStyle

We asked you all to share your “Black Panther” style using the hashtag #OkayWakandaStyle, and you did not disappoint.

Black people across the diaspora celebrated showed up in their flyest attire to celebrate the monumental release of Black Panther over the weekend.

We asked our audience to send in their Black Panther looks over the weekend, using the hashtag #OkayWakandaStyle, and you all truly delivered—like seriously, y’all did that.

We received several submissions of festively dressed folks—families, friends and couples alike—who displayed pure black pride in their African-Inspired attire.

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102 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Black Panther: #WakandaStyle

  1. vitaminlover says:

    Lawrence Odonnell is skewering that Sarah Huglybee Sanders. Have you noticed that she seems to not be able to get that hair together? She is looking more unattractive than usual and that one eye is trying to get away from her….lying and being unprepared and sneaky will do that to you.

  2. vitaminlover says:

    Just beautiful!

  3. Ametia says:


  4. Ametia says:

    Chris Matthews had two white congressmen on, one (R) from PA, one ( D) from OH. Neither would comment on assault weapons aka AR-15 being banned, their use being for killing multiple people, quickly. Who needs this? Certainly not a 19 year old, or anyone else.

  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Black Panther Hairstylist Camille Friend on the Film’s Empowering Looks: ‘Black People are Beautiful’ ”

  6. 😍😍😍

    Carson is eating food now. He’s looking at his mama like….give me some more pudding, mama.

  7. GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

    I’m loving and enjoying reading every single post on here so much. In fact, I think I’ll do a repeat and read them all again. I can’t wait to go and see Black Panther. My daughter-in-law called me last night to tell me that her, my son, and granddaughter went to see it. She told me that she plans to buy the DVD when it comes out, which will be a first. Her, my siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, my children’s in-laws usually borrow my movies since I collect them. Yep, I collect movies and books. I’m hearing a lot of people who went to see the movie saying that they plan to buy the DVD when it comes out. Coogler had better makes plans to make more than the usual DVDs that are normally distributed. I see them breaking record sales when the DVD does come out. And still we rise!

    BTW, no matter how much those that are jealous and hateful try and disparage the movies to stop its success, it won’t work. Doors will be opened!!! The boy is a genius with a brilliant mind. More hidden genius to come.

    • We’re planning on going back Friday, Granny. I want to absorb every moment.

      • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

        I am looking forward to seeing the movie and plan to take two of my granddaughters and my youngest daughter to go see it. My other grandchildren have already seen it. I want take the younger great grands that are ages two and three, but I know from experience they’re not gonna sit still and won’t let anyone enjoy the movie. We’d get kicked out the theater if I took them. Anyway, I plan to buy the DVD, so they can watch it here or later on when they’re older.

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        I’d like to have a chance to pay close visual attention to the heart-shaped herb garden and also to listen closely to the words of Killermonger’s father in the “dream” encounter.

        And, of course, just a chance to see EVERYTHING again :)

    • rikyrah says:

      Saw it on Sunday. Will see it again.
      Am already ready for the DVD with the Director’s Cut.

  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “The raising of the Black Lives Matter flag at Burlington High School on Monday should serve as a banner of hope in a time when our society seems so divided over race.

    “The BLM flag should be seen as a call to recognize the everyday racism, big and small, faced by people of color in the community, and as a call to have the honest discussion about race that needs happen throughout the state.

    “Those who shout back, “all lives matter” in response to the Black Lives Matter banner deny the very real racism that is the daily reality of many black and other people of color, even in Vermont.

    “Those who smear Black Lives Matter as a movement of racists and terrorists are merely reflecting their own hate triggered by having to confront their privilege.”

    Updated 6:27 a.m. ET Feb. 20, 2018

  9. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Sidney Poitier, sir 🎈🎂🎈



  10. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    We have a lot of work to bring about social justice and equality!


  11. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    This must be stopped!

    “How Trump Plans to Evict Poor Families From Public Housing
    The president’s budget proposal is a shocking assault on millions of people who rely on rental assistance.”



    “When President Donald Trump released his first budget proposal last year, it called for the deepest cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development since the early 1980s. This time around, the White House budget calls for a $6.8 billion cut to HUD in fiscal year 2019, or a 14 percent reduction, which is even deeper than what Trump demanded last year and. According to experts, it would be the most radical attack on federal housing aid since the US Housing Act became law in 1937. If enacted, the Trump budget would be a vicious eviction notice to millions of low-income families.

    “The Trump budget provides only $18.6 billion to renew Housing Choice Vouchers in the upcoming fiscal year. That’s $900 million less than HUD itself estimates will be necessary to renew these vouchers in 2018, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities believes it’s $1.9 billion short for 2019 when you factor in rent inflation and other factors.”

  12. GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

    Good morning ladies. I wanted to share a news clip of them honoring one of my great-uncles and cousins for Black History Month. http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/local-news/joseph-herndon-the-life-and-legacy/383883702

    David Raines was my cousin too. His mother was Joseph’s sister Mary Ann.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      SG2, bring me back to reality. I keep thinking that T’Challa with Shuri will fix this and other things in the news today.

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        At least Nakia will push them to fix things. Maybe, T’Challa’s uncle should guide him through dreams.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      This is heinous, frightening, evil!

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      From the article that Shaun tweeted:

      The posting elicited a scathing letter from Tangipahoa Parish Councilman Louis Joseph.

      “I am extremely offended by his post as we all know the history and meaning of the hangman’s noose, especially as it pertains to African Americans,” Joseph wrote in a letter to the editor published on the Action News 17 site. “As a member of the school board, what message are you sending to the students, employees, and parents of our school system, let alone people that may be considering moving into our parish?”

      “You later apologized to all that read your post; however, I remind you that Proverbs 23:7 says “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he,” wrote Joseph, who is also a former superintendent of the Tangipahoa Parish School District.

      Fire the councilman!

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      This Movement will be powerful and WILL bring about the needed change!

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      “Students walk out: What began as a courtyard gathering Tuesday at West Boca Raton Community High School turned into a walk to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to commemorate the shooting.

      “Scores of students left the school at 12811 Glades Road late Tuesday morning. Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office were called to try to keep the students off area roadways.

      “Meanwhile, students at Fort Lauderdale High School gathered along a sidewalk outside their school late Tuesday morning chanting and carrying signs demanding gun control and more security for students.

      — “More funerals being held: Funerals were being held Tuesday for three more victims, Gina Montalto, 14, Carmen Marie Schentrup, 16, and Peter Wang, 15, all of Parkland.

      — “Victim admitted to West Point: The U.S. Military Academy West Point is posthumously admitting Florida school shooting victim Peter Wang, who died in his JROTC uniform holding the door open to allow others to escape the shooter.

      “Peter, who dreamed of attending the academy, could have been in the Class of 2025. The 15-year-old’s funeral is today. West Point will confer a letter of admission, along with honorarium tokens, to his family, local West Point alumnus Chad Maxey said.”

  13. Oh no he didn’t?! And he’s sitting on the Supreme Court. So cold, so ruthless….while parents bury their dead children. Deliver us from this EVIL, Lord.


  14. rikyrah says:

    I think it was LarryO last night who had on a former IRS person, trying to explain the problems of Cohen from the IRS POV. LarryO had to cut him off – time issue, but I want that guy back on, because he was explaining how Cohen pretty much phucked himself, talking about he paid the porn star out of own money. I wouldn’t be shocked to hear one of these days that Cohen spent some time with Bobby Three Sticks. His ‘ simple lie’, turns out not to be so simple. The money will get you – EVERY DAMN TIME!!

  15. rikyrah says:



    DA PHUQ?

  16. rikyrah says:

    I know this is late, but…

    When I first heard the news, I knew that I had to go to Leslie Jones’s Twitter feed and find her reaction, cause my reaction to the news was WHAT THE PHUCK 😠😠😠


    • Ametia says:

      NO! The characters are complex. They have ideas, beliefs, and different life experiences that influence these ideas and beliefs and behaviors.
      Even though I disagree with Killmonger’s actions,I definitely can relate to what he was fighting for. It’s the HOW.

      T’Challa was looking out the the greater, the good of the whole.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Racist muthaphucka.

    From TPM:

    When the final gavel came down Thursday afternoon, marking the Senate’s failure to pass any one of four immigration bills up for debate, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) left the chamber with a spring in his step.

    Asked by reporters what Congress will do now for nearly 700,000 young immigrants at risk of losing their work permits and legal protections after March 5, the anti-immigration hardliner grinned and replied: “We move on to confirming judges and banking reform.”

    • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

      Evil racist! God is not pleased! Zec 7:10 Don’t oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and poor people. And don’t even think of doing evil to each other. President Obama as a President—>Jer_22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.

  18. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    ‘Black Panther’: How T’Challa Avoids Toxic Masculinity

  19. rikyrah says:

    I do believe the damn WILL break one of these days.

    Trump Accuser Keeps Telling Her Story, Hoping Someone Will Finally Listen

  20. rikyrah says:

    Trump’s ‘no foreign deals’ pledge came with an asterisk
    02/20/18 09:21 AM—UPDATED 02/20/18 09:42 AM
    By Steve Benen
    At a press conference during the presidential transition period last year, a lawyer representing Donald Trump’s business assured the public that “no new foreign deals will be made whatsoever” during the Republican’s presidency.

    And yet, here we are, reading reports like these in the Washington Post.

    The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is making what has been dubbed an unofficial visit to India to promote his family’s real estate projects. But he’s also planning to deliver a foreign policy speech on Indo-Pacific relations at an event with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Beginning Tuesday, Trump Jr. will have a full schedule of meet-and-greets with investors and business leaders throughout India, where the Trump family has real estate projects – Mumbai, the New Delhi suburb of Gurgaon, the western city of Pune and the eastern city of Kolkata.

    Jordan Libowitz, the communications director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), told the Post, “Trump’s company is literally selling access to the president’s son overseas. For many people wanting to impact American policy in the region, the cost of a condo is a small price to pay to lobby one of the people closest to the president, far away from watchful eyes.”

  21. rikyrah says:

    Don Jr. Advises Trump After School Shooting: Don’t Go Wobbly on Guns

    He pushed dad to keep AR-15s legal while they both watched Parkland teen survivors speaking out on TV
    20 FEB 2018 AT 08:45 ET

    President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., urged his dad not to cave in to calls for gun control as both men watched teens who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida call for action on TV news programs.

    The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday that Trump Jr. “has been assuring his dad that the right move was to stay strong on gun rights and draw a hard line on the issue that helped propel him in the 2016 election.”

    According to the report, Trump Jr. insisted that his dad refuse to revive any version of the assault weapons ban, which would have prevented the sale of the type of gun used at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

    The Daily Beast noted that the discussion came as Trump and his son watched students who survived the shooting call for gun control on TV.


    • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

      I believe before it’s over with a lot of people are gonna go down with Trump. They’ll regret the day they ever met him and will blame him and his big mouth for it.

      Pro 18:7 When a fool speaks, he is ruining himself; he gets caught in the trap of his own words.

  22. yahtzeebutterfly says:


    “the #BlackPantherChallenge raised funds so 200 Austin children could go see the new Black Panther movie for free.”



    ” Published on Jan 17, 2018
    Real life heroes around the U.S. are inspiring kids of color to dream big by helping them to see Black Panther in theaters.


    Video: “Actor Michael B. Jordan Praises #BlackPantherChallenge”

  23. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Friends raised more than $6,000 in 36 hours for KC kids to see Black Panther movie”

    “Donors send dozens of local kids to showing of ‘Black Panther’ ”

    And, so many more funds have been established.

    • majiir says:

      Aaandddddd, as expected some Caucasians are very angry about this. Some are saying groups are raising these funds for these kids because movie theaters don’t accept EBT cards. Others are wondering why groups aren’t raising money for white kids to go see the movies. These folk get on my last nerve with their wrong-headed BS and their refusal to acknowledge that most Americans on social welfare look just like themselves. Every one of them that made disparaging remarks about this deserve a good swift kick in the butt crack that would be administered by a shoe with the sharpest toe.

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        This tells me that those people are concerned about the possibility that the WHOLE Black community…young and old…will get the message of Wakanda and ALL of the positive benefits of seeing it.

        Those people don’t want to see the Black youth empowered to become political leaders, scientists and tech innovators, business leaders, etc.

        Well, those people cannot stop the movement that is Wakanda!

      • Some are saying groups are raising these funds for these kids because movie theaters don’t accept EBT cards.

        Just unbelievable. The stupid burns.

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        SG2, It IS unbelievable! They are nasty and want to stop a movement.

        But, Wakanda is FOREVER!

      • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

        Amen. Every time I read one of their disparaging or jealous remarks, Maya Angelou’s poem comes to my mind and gives me comfort.
        You may write me down in history
        With your bitter, twisted lies,
        You may trod me in the very dirt
        But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

        Does my sassiness upset you?
        Why are you beset with gloom?
        ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
        Pumping in my living room.

        Just like moons and like suns,
        With the certainty of tides,
        Just like hopes springing high,
        Still I’ll rise.

        Did you want to see me broken?
        Bowed head and lowered eyes?
        Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
        Weakened by my soulful cries.

        Does my haughtiness offend you?
        Don’t you take it awful hard
        ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
        Diggin’ in my own back yard.

        You may shoot me with your words,
        You may cut me with your eyes,
        You may kill me with your hatefulness,
        But still, like air, I’ll rise.

        Does my sexiness upset you?
        Does it come as a surprise
        That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
        At the meeting of my thighs?

        Out of the huts of history’s shame
        I rise
        Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
        I rise
        I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
        Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
        Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
        I rise
        Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
        I rise
        Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
        I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
        I rise
        I rise
        I rise.

  24. rikyrah says:

    The story of how Russia interfered with Pennsylvania in 2016


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  26. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

  27. Good morning, everyone!


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