Black Panther is for film what Barack Obama was for the presidency

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( CNN) For a few hours starting next weekend, pitch-black America will expel, something it has not done since the Republican Party selected as its presidential nominee a worker who rose to national government renown on open bigotry and 58% of white voters concluded him President.

For a few hours, all canopies of black people, African and African-American, will be able to see themselves grow the center of the most influential image-making industry on countries around the world. Slavery and racism will be neither soft-pedaled nor portrayed as the totality of the pitch-black experience.

“Black Panther, ” scheduled for wide-ranging release next Friday, could therefore not have been better gone. Had Marvel decided to launch this superhero franchise during the Obama era, it would have still resonated, but not like this.