John Jennings

UC Riverside

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Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

John Jennings on KCRW

Marvel’s “Black Panther” made history last year as the first big budget superhero movie with a black director and a predominantly black cast.

How Best Picture nominee ‘Black Panther’ is a rebuke to white supremacy

Marvel’s “Black Panther” made history last year as the first big budget superhero movie with a black director and a predominantly black cast.

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“Black Panther” hits theaters Friday, but it’s been generating excitement for the last couple of years ever since the movie was announced.

Why 'Black Panther' is bankable for all audiences

“Black Panther” hits theaters Friday, but it’s been generating excitement for the last couple of years ever since the movie was announced.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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