‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman to receive posthumous MTV award

‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman to receive posthumous MTV award
An in memoriam for Chadwick Boseman, viewed on a television screen, is seen during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast on August 30, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 05 December 2020

‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman to receive posthumous MTV award

‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman to receive posthumous MTV award

DUBAI: Late actor Chadwick Boseman is set to receive the MTV Hero for the Ages honor on Sunday, during the “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time” special.

Boseman, who played the Marvel superhero Black Panther, will be presented with the posthumous award by his “Avengers: Endgame” co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle.

The actor died in August at the age of 43 after privately battling colon cancer.

The award “honors a star whose heroism on-screen was only surpassed by the true hero they were off-screen,” MTV said in a statement on Friday.

Hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, the 90-minute special will honor the best moments in film and TV from the 1980s until now.


What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo
Updated 16 January 2021

What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us.
After the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Times-bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo found herself in conversation with Americans around the country, pondering one central question: How did we get here?
Oluo answers that question by pinpointing white men’s deliberate efforts to subvert women, people of color, and the disenfranchised. Through research and interviews, Oluo investigates the backstory of America’s growth, from immigrant migration to our national ethos around ingenuity, from the shaping of economic policy to the protection of sociopolitical movements that fortify male power. In the end, she shows how white men have long maintained a stranglehold on leadership and sorely undermined the pursuit of happiness for all, according to a review at goodreads.com.