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Chadwick Boseman’s genius was to embody black pride, in all its forms

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The actor reflected the ownership of self that white America still has a hard time embracing, says film critic Elvis Mitchell By Elvis Mitchell, The Guardian — For African-Americans, always braced for news about our own being taken from us early, the unexpected impact of Chadwick Boseman’s death, from colon cancer – and the shoulder-to-the-grindstone dignity of his decision to work through his illness and keep it quiet – encapsulated…

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It’s Always Exhausting To Be Black In America, But This Week Was Especially Brutal

By Commentaries/Opinions

And still, we overcome. By Cimajie Best, Huffpost — It was Aug. 28, 2020, at 9:26 p.m. Central Standard Time when Black Twitter was hit with a wave of shock and immense sadness. First, there was disbelief. Surely this a joke, right? Quick, somebody confirm it! Has TMZ said anything? And then a single tweet from his account with the official confirmation that after a four-year battle with cancer, Chadwick Boseman had…

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