Marvel’s Black Panther is Unapologetically Black

I was invited to the Black Panther European Premier in London.  Words barely can explain how exciting this was.  If you saw the US Premier you saw the stars on the red carpet in extravagant African garments.  This event had no red carpet and was more of an intimate and private screening with the Director Ryan Coogler and many of the cast to include Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Ulysses Klaue, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis and Daniel Kaluuya.  The atmosphere was amazing with people wearing all sorts of African clothing and the crowd was very diverse. I had high expectations for this… Read More

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Trump and Shithole Countries

Today I woke up to another despicable statement that continues to prove he is not mentally fit to serve as the President.  What was it this time?  How do people continue to support him?  Some of those supporters are like he is taking it too far.  Like he took it too far when he tried to get the Central Park Five the death penalty, by saying blacks are lazy, when he discriminated against people of color from staying in his apartments and when he called Mexicans drug dealers and rapists.  I could go on and on and all of this was before the election so you have no reason to… Read More

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Black Panther Breaks MCU Pre-sales Record

Black Panther sold more advance tickets on Fandango in its first 24 hours than any other MCU movie, besting previous record holder Captain America: Civil War. Long live the King! Watch the latest trailer here! Seeing this film has given me and many other African-Americans so much life.  I think White people, in particular, take for granted how it feels to see someone of your skin tone being portrayed as a hero.  And not only is the Black character a hero but he’s the King of the most advanced country on Earth and the wealthiest person alive. It’s not every day that we get to witness this iconic dynamic in a… Read More

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Shots by Shinobi 2017 Top Portrait Photos

As 2017 dies and 2018 is born I wanted to take some time to reflect on how much progression I made this past year.  I did my 1st studio shoot in December 2016 thanks to @nardon.  That was just the beginning for me as I have created my own portable studio kit and taken on many projects to include a few fashion designer shoots.  Here’s to many more studio and location shoots in 2018… Here are some of my favorite studio and portrait photos of 2017!  

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Shots by Shinobi Top Cosplay Photos of 2017

As 2017 dies and 2018 is born I wanted to take some time to reflect on how much progression I made this past year.  I went to my 1st Comic Con in 2016 and in 2017 I went to 4 of them.  I have met so many interesting people and many I can call friend today.  To all cosplayers thanks to making this year memorable.  I already have plans to work with many of you in 2018.  Stay tuned for my new Cosplay Spotlight where I interview cosplayers.  Here’s to many more cons in 2018… Happy New Years from Shinobi! Here are some of my favorite cosplay photos of 2017!  

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