<p>Unpacking 'Black Panther' And The Beauty Of Amazing Black Female Characters On Screen</p>


The world cannot stop talking about the Ryan Coogler directed film, Black Panther. 

From the amazing imagery to the wonderful actors (yes, we’re talking about you, Winston Duke), there is so much to unpack about the beauty of the film and the casting. More specifically, the representation of strong and powerful Black women on the big screen. 

From the Queen Mother played by industry legend Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira as Okoye–the badass leader of the Dora Milaje, Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia and the princess we deserve, Shuri, portrayed by Black Mirror’s Letita Wright, the female leads in this movie give us so much to talk about. 

In this special discussion, ESSENCE editors, Danielle Kwateng-Clark, Lauren Porter, and Sydney Scott share thoughts on the empowerment and pride of seeing these characters on the big screen.