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Black Panther-inspired costume contest planned for Jerk X Jollof's El Club pop-up

The release of Marvel Studio’s Black Panther was heralded by rave reviews and met with record-breaking box office sales. The film, rich in Afrofuturistic design and visuals, has inspired hashtags like #WakandaForever — which moviegoers have used to show off garb that pays homage to not only the film, but Afrofuturism, as well as the continent’s history and culture.

As our movie reviewer wrote, “The fictional, fantastical Wakanda is also a harsh condemnation of reality: Imagine if Africa hadn’t been subjected to brutal colonialism, its resources and even its people stolen and exploited for the profit of others.…