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Kenyan-Mexican Actress, Lupita Nyong’o, Explains Why ‘Black Panther’ Is Extremely Inspirational To Her

“I didn’t need to hear what I meant to her, but I could feel it and it moved me.”

In a recent interview with ET Canada, Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o recalls the moment she encountered a young girl in January while she was at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The young girl only wanted to take a picture with Nyong’o, but as soon as they came face to face, the young girl broke down and started crying. After asking her what was wrong, the girl responded to Nyong’o, “It’s just so nice to meet you.” Although those were the only words she said, Nyong’o could feel how much she meant to that young girl and it meant the world to her.

This is why Nyong’o’s role in the new Marvel film, “Black Panther,” is extremely important to her. Nyong’o explains that not only is her role in this film a game changer for herself, but a game changer for women of color.

What Nyong’o especially admires about “Black Panther” is that everything about the fictitious African nation in the film is inspired and informed by the real African continent. Moreover, Nyong’o expresses, “It’s so inspirational to see the depiction of an African nation that is self-determining, that wasn’t interrupted by the assault that is colonialism.” In particular to women of color, Nyong’o highly appreciates that in the film women are equally as powerful as men and the men are not threatened by their power. Every single person, whether male or female, is able to deliver their absolute full potential, and it’s such an honor for Nyong’o play a role in this.

To see Nyong’o on the big screen, stay tuned for the release of “Black Panther,” set to be played in theaters on February 16th .


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People Are Dragging George Lopez Because He Says He Is Going To Quit Golf Until A Clean DREAM Act Is Passed

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People Are Dragging George Lopez Because He Says He Is Going To Quit Golf Until A Clean DREAM Act Is Passed

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are facing an uncertain future. Members of Congress are debating whether or not to allow them to become citizens and the best deal to make it happen. More than 80 percent of Americans support giving DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship and George Lopez is one of them. TMZ recently asked the comedian what he thought about the State of the Union address and the response was not what you’d expect.

When asked about the State of the Union, George Lopez laughed it off then talked about golf.

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Interesting observation, Lopez.

Then Lopez announced that he will be taking a stand with Dreamers.

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This is how people reacted to his announcement.

Try as they might, people just don’t care about him and his golfing. Lopez made the declaration outside of a comedy club in Los Angeles, Calif.

Some people did wonder what President Trump will do knowing Lopez is done golfing.

One can only guess how the president will react to the sudden news.

Some people did have a lot of questions.

How is his golf game indeed? What is his best record? How often does he make it under par?

And one Twitter user asked for Lopez to go a little bit further.

Dayum. That’s rough.

You can see the full interview below.


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