Is the “Black Panther” greeting the new black power fist?
Black people across the world have latched on to the Wakanda Forever salute to use it as a greeting, to celebrate life's moments and as an expression of black excellence in a variety of situations.
The greeting is bold, unapologetically black, and we love it.
The salute has been picked up by athletes celebrating major wins in their careers:
Others have been using the salute in celebration across the diaspora:
A Wakandan salute from a group of future doctors at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. ???????? (Photo credit: Allison Hare) #BlackPanther #blackexcellence #alltimehigh pic.twitter.com/cG0PWHcBXN— #becauseofthemwecan (@Becauseofthem) February 26, 2018
.@theblackpanther hit $1 BILLION in global ticket sales. #WakandaForever #BlackPanther @bjacobkfvs @Iam11SIX ???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/9EFdGMIXho— Hannah Gebresilassie (@hannahjoyTV) March 10, 2018
Howard U org @LastBison1867 has raised over $23,000 to surprise kids from Oakland, St. Louis, Atlanta, Cincinnati and send them to watch BLACK PANTHER for FREE.
Please donate & RT to inspire a student of color – #WakandaForever: https://t.co/qyI0d7X4ya pic.twitter.com/aldU3cgkXS— Maia the Mogul ✨ (@maia_melanin) March 6, 2018
Participants in last night's Living Museum giving the #Wakandansalute! #WakandaForever #Marvel #BlackPanther #BlackPantherMovie #BlackStarPower #BlackMagic @wakandansalute #CGOKellyLibrary #HBCU pic.twitter.com/0wPOlNIVgM— O'Kelly Library (@cg_okelly) March 1, 2018
Stay black, my people.
Remember when the right said the Obamas did a “terrorist fist bump?” They must be feeling some kind of way about the fact that this is how we all greet each other now ???? #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/8W2r49zDXg— Robin Thede (@robinthede) March 11, 2018
Real recognize real.