Danai Gurira

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Marvel Adds Danai Gurira's Name to 'Avengers' Poster After Backlash

The studio gave the actor top billing after outraged fans pointed out glaring omission.

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Danai Gurira: 'Black Panther' Will Change Hollywood Depictions of Africa

“No one can really now try to put forth some product where Africa is seen begging for a White superhero to come and save it.”

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WATCH: Danai Gurira Brings Afeni Shakur to Life in 'All Eyez on Me' Clips

“The Walking Dead” star portrays the Black Panther Party activist in an upcoming biopic on her son, Tupac.

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Marvel Announces 'Black Panther' Synopsis, Full Cast

The Ryan Coogler-directed film is now in production.

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The 'Black Panther' Cast is Peak Black Excellence

The official cast lineup was revealed at Comic-Con, and it’s lit. Plus, writer Roxane Gay will co-write a new comic companion series to the current “Black Panther” comic reboot.

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Black Actresses Discuss Why Broadway Needs More Diversity Than 'Hamilton'

Danai Gurira, Danielle Brooks and Renée Elise Goldsberry break down the need for more plays by and for people of color.

Uptown's New Cover is the Epitome of #BlackGirlMagic

The all-Black woman cast of “Eclipsed” shines.

WATCH: Danai Gurira on Empowering Women of Color in Storytelling

“The stories about Africans always somehow miraculously had a Western protagonist, and I was like, ‘Wow.’ Do we not merit our own ability to tell our own stories?”