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Screentime: Black Panther

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Walt Disney Studios

The latest Marvel comic film makes way for fresh conversations on race, leadership and heroism.

The superhero thriller, Black Panther, easily topped the box office in its first week receiving attention and applause for its use of a nearly all-black cast and production team. On this Screentime, we take a closer look and explore what the movie says about society's evolving perspectives on race and culture.

  • Stacy "Reach" Smith, rap artist and arts educator
  • Lonita Cook, film critic
  • Randal Jelks, American Studies professor, University of Kansas
  • Gregory Lickteig, comic critic
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter.