Oakland's Carvell Wallace on the Significance of 'Black Panther'

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Invited guests watch the film 'Black Panther' in 3D which featuring Oscar-winning Mexico born Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo during Movie Jabbers Black Panther Cosplay Screening in Nairobi, Kenya, on February 14, 2018.

In a recent article for The New York Times Magazine, Oakland-based writer Carvell Wallace describes the significance of Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther.” The film depicts the mythical African country of Wakanda and was inspired by ideas of the continent as a place of self-realization for Black Americans. Wallace joins us in the studio to discuss how the film challenges conventional representations of race in the media and why, as he writes, the movie "must also function as a place for multiple generations of black Americans to store some of our most deeply held aspirations."

Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America (New York Times)

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Carvell Wallace, writer; author of the New York Times Magazine piece "Why 'Black Panther' is a Defining Moment for Black America"

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