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Black Owned Businesses With “Wakanda-Inspired” Products

One of the most anticipated films of 2022,  Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was released in theaters on November 11th.

The movie has reportedly earned $84 million at the box office so far, marking the second-highest opening day of the year.

In celebration of the second installment in the franchise, several companies have partnered with Marvel Studios to create their own Black Panther-related items.

Here are some Black owned brands with “Wakanda-inspired” products.


Bevel’s popular double-edged safety razor is now available in a limited-edition all-black and includes a free 2 oz shave cream.



The Ututo sunglasses from  Bôhten are inspired by the rich tones of the Black Panther universe. Includes limited edition Wakanda Forever cleaning cloth and packaging.

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Actively Black

The Actively Black Wakanda collection features athleisure styles for both men and women, including performance shirts, tights, hoodies, and joggers in black, purple and gray, emblazoned with official Black Panther artwork.

BLK & Bold Coffee

This limited-edition licensed packaging from BLK & Bold delivers the same delicious quality of coffee while featuring some of your favorite Black Panther characters like Shuri, Okoye, Nakia, and M’Baku!

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A Dozen Cousins

A Dozen Cousins “Flavors of Wakanda” Variety pack is a limited edition seasoning sauce variety pack that includes Wakandan Jollof Rice, Wakandan Jerk Seasoning, Wakandan Coconut Rice and a Vibranium inspired, Stainless Steel crafted spoon.

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Explore the new FUBU  X Marvel Black Panther collection of tees, hoodies, joggers and more. Available for a limited time.

Young King Hair Care

The Young King Wakanda Forever Wash & Style Gift Set includes a curated limited-edition collection of 5 new hair products for everyday heroes big and small.

Pear Nova

Pear Nova presents “Layovers“, luxury faux nails designed to lay over your natural nail for a long-lasting reusable, instant manicure.

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How To Make A Black Panther Princess Shuri Doll

The Froggy Stuff duo are creative minds who love doll fashion, home decor, art, photography, and crafts. We recently came across a video of how they made a Princess Shuri doll and we had to share!








You can see more of their work on their Facebook page.

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Disney Donates $1 Million to Open STEM Centers in Honor of Black Panther Success

In celebration of Black Panther’s overwhelming box office success, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to help develop the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs.

BGCA will use the funds to grow its national curriculum and expand its outreach by building 12 new STEM Centers of Innovation around the country, including in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Harlem, Hartford, Memphis, New Orleans, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington, and Watts.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement, “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths.”

“It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in [Black Panther], “so it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”

BGCA’s Centers of Innovation offer a variety of hands-on experiences for youth interested in learning about advanced technologies, including 3D printing, robotics, and video production.

The record-breaking film has earned $400 million in North America so far.



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‘Black Panther’ Has Made $700 Million Worldwide in Week Two

“Black Panther” crossed the $700 million mark globally in just two weekends of release and will cross $400 million domestically on Sunday, its 10th day of release. The film has yet to open in China or Japan.

After its second weekend domestically, the film, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, is already the fifth highest grossing Marvel Studios film and will likely pass “Captain America: Civil War” and “Iron Man 3” to take the number three spot in the coming days.

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Overall, “Black Panther” showed strong staying power losing only 47% of its domestic audience from its record-breaking opening weekend. That’s less of a drop than other films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe like “Captain America: Civil War” and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which saw its second weekend totals drop closer to 60%, according to comScore.

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Last weekend, the film, which is Marvel’s first to be directed by an African-American director, opened to $201.8 million in North America, breaking multiple records. It became the largest opening for an African-American director by sizable margin.

The record opening and a strong second weekend stands as a watershed moment for Hollywood. With “Black Panther” shattering expectations and records, the film’s success could impact change in Hollywood by encouraging more diverse casts, crews, and stories.

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The film currently holds a near perfect 97% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it one of the best-reviewed superhero films ever.

Source: CNN Money

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‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler Writes Heartfelt Letter of Gratitude to Fans

On Tuesday, Marvel tweeted a letter written by ‘Black Panther’ Director, Ryan Coogler. In it, Coogler expressed how grateful he is for the reception that the record-breaking movie has received.

“Black Panther” has broken box office records, reeling in $242 million domestically and $427 million worldwide during its opening weekend.

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Check the letter out below:

I am struggling to find the words to express my gratitude at this moment, but I will try.

Filmmaking is a team sport. And our team was made up [of] amazing people from all over the world who believed in this story. Deep down we all hoped that people would come to see a film about a fictional country on the continent of Africa, made up of a cast of people of African descent.

Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong. It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film- But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters– often moved me and my wife to tears.

For the people who bought out theaters, who posted on social about how lit the film would be, bragged about our awesome cast, picked out outfits to wear, and who stood in line in theaters all over the world– all before seeing the film…

To the press who wrote about the film for folks who hadn’t yet seen it, and encouraged audiences to come out…

And to the young ones, who came out with their parents, with their mentors, and with their friends…

Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you.


Ryan Coogler

P.S. Wakanda Forever