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'Black Panther' Is Headed Back to Theaters for Free Screenings During Black History Month

Wakanda will be back on the big screen next month.

We'll get to experience the magic of Black Panther on the big screen once again this February, as the film is headed back to theaters in celebration of Black History month.

Disney announced on Monday, that the groundbreaking, Ryan Coogler-directed movie will head to select AMC theaters for one week starting on Feb 1. What's even better, is that tickets for the showings will come at no cost.

That's correct, tickets are free.99.


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"Almost a year ago, movie-lovers were transported to Wakanda, and the guest response to 'Black Panther' was unlike anything our industry has seen before," Adam Aron, CEO and president of AMC said in a statement. "AMC is excited this best-picture nominated film is once again accessible on the big screen at AMC. We are also pleased to play a constructive role in Disney's generous support of Black History Month."

The studio will also donate 1.5 million to the United Negro College Fund—America's "largest minority education fund," reports Entertainment Weekly.

Black Panther, which racked in over a billion dollars at the box office, made a big splash on Sunday when it won the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast Award at the SAGs. The Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman gave an unforgettable speech when accepting the award, crediting much of the film's success to its "young, gifted and black" cast.

The movie is also the first superhero movie to earn a nomination for Best Picture at the Oscars as well as the first to be nominated for Best Drama at the Golden Globes. The film earned a total of seven Oscar nominations including Costume Design, Original Song, Sound Editing and more It's the first Marvel production to be nominated for an Academy Award.

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The new report from the Africa Narrative Project found that Africans are still grossly underrepresented in American television programming.

What does it mean for Africans to be fully and truly represented in the media? For many folks of African decent that question remains painfully unanswered.

An extensive new report from the Africa Narrative project, from the University of Southern California's Norman Lear Center, seeks to provide understanding around the current state of African representation in US media, and identify ways to ensure a "richer telling of Africa's story."

The groups' "Africa in the Media" report is a thorough and timely study that confirms a lack of meaningful storytelling in television news and entertainment, which reflect the ways many Africans see themselves. Their findings show that Africa continues to be both underrepresented and misrepresented in the American media landscape.

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'Black Panther' Wins 'Best Film' at African American Film Critics Association Awards

Awards season is off to a great start for the history-making film.

Awards season is underway, and things are already beginning to look up for Black Panther.

The record-shattering film picked up three awards at the African American Film Critics Association Awards (AAFCA)—the largest association of professional black film critics.

It wins include Best Film, Best Director for Ryan Coogler and Best Song for Kendrick Lamar and SZA's "All the Stars," from the Black Panther soundtrack which recently earned a whopping seven Grammy nominations.

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Black Coffee’s ‘Africa Is Not A Jungle’ Showcase Lockdown Edition Will be Hosted Online Every Week

Black Coffee's 'Africa Is Not A Jungle' showcase goes online amid the lockdown.

With festivals, concerts and events around the world having been postponed and cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Black Coffee's company Soulistic Agency will be presenting a Lockdown edition of Africa Is Not A Jungle. A Is Not A Jungle is the South African house music superstar's tour which had dates across South Africa and other parts of the continent—Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola and Uganda. The tour was put on hold in March soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa banned social gatherings of more than 100 people.

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Join Upile Chisala For Soothing Readings of Her Latest Works

Malawian poet Upile Chisala is set to deliver readings from her three poetry collections on Instagram Live.

Malawian poet Upile Chisala is set to deliver readings of her latest works of poetry on Instagram Live this week.

On the 8th of April, she'll be hosting a session where she'll read from her first two works Soft Magic and Nectar while the session on the 9th of April will include a reading from her latest work titled A Fire Like You. Both sessions will take place at 8 PM (SAST).

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