Chadwick Boseman stars in "Black Panther." (Marvel)
AfricaNow

AFRICA/CARIBBEAN NOW: ‘Black Panther’ Paves Way for Investment in South Africa

In an open letter to the president of South Africa, MK Malefane, chairman of Highlands Investment & Development Consortium, argues that the monumental success of the “Black Panther” movie is the “perfect opportunity” for South Africa and Africa’s film industry “to take advantage of the trillion-dollar Hollywood-driven movie, entertainment and merchandising industry and market.” [read more…]

Jesse L. Holland (right), author of the book "Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?", presents singer Akon (center) with a copy of the book as Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the U.S., poses with them for a photograph at the Africa House in northwest D.C. (Shevry Lassiter/The Washington Informer)
International

DC Africa House Launches Town Hall Series

Spearheading a movement centered around the reunification of the continent and the need for integration among people of African descent, the African Union DC Mission launched on Monday, March 5 its “Africa Talks” town hall series, featuring Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the U.S., international recording artist Akon and author Jesse J. Holland, who wrote an accompanying novel for the blockbuster “Black Panther” film. [read more…]