Chadwick Boseman

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Petition to replace Confederate monument with memorial of Chadwick Boseman in Anderson, SC
Petition to replace Confederate monument with memorial of Chadwick Boseman in Anderson, SC
Credit: Screenshot via change.org

A petition on change.org calls for the replacement of the "Confederate Monument in Downtown Anderson with a statue of Chadwick Boseman." More than 3,000 people have signed so far.

"With Chadwick Boseman’s early passing, it is important that we honor a true local legend my immortalizing him in stone in front of the courthouse. The Confederate Monument belongs in a museum, but has no right to be displayed there," so the petition, which calls for the old statue not to be destroyed but replaced as it is "beyond time for its retirement."

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Celebrities & Public Figures
"A tribute fit for a King" – Tweet honoring Chadwick Boseman now most-liked Tweet
"A tribute fit for a King" – Tweet honoring Chadwick Boseman now most-liked Tweet
Credit: @Twitter via Twitter

On Saturday, Twitter confirmed that the tweet announcing Chadwick Boseman's passing has become the most-liked tweet on the platform.

The Tweet from Chadwick Boseman's account has reached 6.3m likes and 3m retweets so far.

"Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever," so Twitter on Saturday.

Sports
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Spa-Francorchamps, dedicate it to Chadwick Boseman
Lewis Hamilton dedicating the pole position to Chadwick Boseman
Lewis Hamilton dedicating the pole position to Chadwick Boseman Credit: Motorsport Images and Mercedes-AMG F1

Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix, in Spa-Francorchamps. Hamilton, the current leader of the Formula 1 championship, finished half a second ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took the third place, Daniel Ricciardo the fourth and Alexander Albon the fifth position.

Lewis Hamilton dedicated the pole position to the actor Chadwick Boseman: "What he accomplished and the legacy he left is so incredible to me. He’s inspired a whole generation of young black men and women and provided them with a true superhero to look up to. Rest in power, my friend."

Sports • Soccer
Arsenal wins the Community Shield
Arsenal wins the Community Shield
Credit: Arsenal

Arsenal opened the 2020/2021 season of English football by winning the Community Shield against Liverpool on penalties shootout 5:4, after a 1:1 draw in regular time. The match was played at the Wembley Stadium, in London.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the man of the game, after scoring for Arsenal and netting the winning penalty during the shootout. Aubameyang paid tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman during the celebration of his goal.

It is the second year in a row Liverpool have lost the Shield on penalties, after Manchester City's victory in 2019.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after a 4-year fight with colon cancer
Chadwick Boseman at ComicCon
Chadwick Boseman at ComicCon Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Actor Chadwick Boseman, the star of "Black Panther", died in his home after a 4-year fight with colon cancer. Boseman learned in 2016 that he had Stage 3 colon cancer, which had progressed to Stage 4.

A statement posted on Boseman's social networks said: "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman ... A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much."

The statement also said it was "the honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in 'Black Panther.'"