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Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

By Jolie O’Rourke Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled the No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever in the U.S. This weekend, sales bumped the total domestic boxoffice ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently the No.…

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National Geographic Publishes “The Race Issue”, a Special Edition Single-Topic Issue Exploring Race and Diversity in the 21st Century

National Geographic has published a single-topic issue exploring the subject of race in the lead up to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination this April. The April edition of the magazine, The Race Issue, features a pair of black and white fraternal twin sisters from the United Kingdom, Marcia and Millie Biggs,…

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Black Panther Analysis: Was Erik Killmonger Right?

By Lynette Monroe, NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist This commentary contains major spoilers. Marvel’s big screen adaptation of “Black Panther” has surpassed all initial expectations of its debut and topped $700 million after its second weekend. “In terms of raw dollars, it is the second-biggest second weekend gross of all time between Universal/Comcast Corp.’s Jurassic World…

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The Black Press Remembers “Before the Mayflower” Author, Freedom Fighting Journalist Lerone Bennett Jr.

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Perhaps no other voice—or pen—captured the real life of Africans and African Americans like Lerone Bennett Jr., the former editor of EBONY and Jet magazines who died on Wednesday, February 14 at the age of 89. Chicago Sun-Times reported that, Bennett suffered from vascular dementia. Among his many…

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Charleston Rhizome Collective’s conNECKtedTOO receives funding from ArtPlace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund

Last week, ArtPlace America announced that conNECKtedTOO has been chosen from nearly a thousand applications to receive funding through its 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund. ArtPlace received 987 applications in 2017, from which 70 finalists were selected and conNECKtedTOO is one of only 23 projects that will receive funding this year.  ArtPlace has a deep…

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NAACP Announces 49th Image Awards Nominees

(NAACP/TriceEdneyWire.com) – The nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced today with Netflix and OWN leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 17 nominations, respectively. In the recording category, RCA Records leads with 12 nominations, followed by Capitol Records with 6 nominations and Atlantic Records and Columbia Records both…

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The Chronicle Interviews Nigel Redden, Spoleto Festival USA’s General Director

By Hakim Abdul-Ali    This is Spoleto Festival USA’s forty-first year of operation, and I’ve been covering this gala seventeen day performing arts extravaganza for “The Charleston Chronicle” for almost twenty-eight-years now. I’ve met and interviewed some of the world’s greatest stars and performing artists, and it has been a delightful journalistic ride and an…

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2017 INDIE Grants Call for Submissions Now Open

The South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College have announced a Call for Submissions for the 2017-2018 Indie Grants production funding cycle. As the only one of its kind in the nation, the production grant and training program offers incredible opportunities for the state and region’s top filmmakers and crew. “No one else in…

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