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Missing in Action: How Production Companies Dropped the Ball on ‘Black Panther’ Merchandise


Thursday, November 1, 2018

By Jennifer Akotoh As the second highest grossing film of 2018 and the ninth highest grossing film worldwide, Black Panther is one of the most successful Marvel movies to date. So why then, was there such a lack of merchandise inspired by the film and its characters? This was the question that LIM Professor Regina Gwynn, ...

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Dynamic Gospel Artist and Evangelist Bev Johnson Ministers to people through Music


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

By Patrice Rivers Bev Johnson is more than a Gospel Artist, yet she's very clear on her calling, which is to worship through her music.  Her musical resume is impressive, including providing background vocals to BET famed, Bobby Jones. Alongside with Bobby Jones, Bev provides vocals for Multi-Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Williams and Elements of Praise. In ...

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Netflix Movie “Nappily Ever After” Sends A Powerful and Relatable Message about Natural Hair


Thursday, October 4, 2018

By Taylor Johnson **Spoiler Alert** If you haven't read the book or seen the movie yet, you might not want to read this until afterwards :-) The new Netflix movie Nappily Ever After, which premiered on September 21st tells a relatable story about a black woman named Violet Jones, played by Sanaa Lathan. The movie is originally ...

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Entertainment Review of Chicago Talent: Take the Stage


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

By Keara George The premiere season and episode of the reality project, Chicago Talent: Take the Stage takes a look at the importance and authenticity of talent in urban communities. From the start of the premiere episode, we see a young talent named Logan Cruz surrounded by a group of people focusing on her fire breathing ...

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The BIG ASK Book Launch Event


Friday, September 7, 2018

Trailblazing women across various industries recently came out to Alley powered by Verizon in NYC to support the premiere of the actionable and easily implementable book, The Big ASK, written by Author, Marketing Coach and TEDx speaker Lucinda Cross. Lucinda Cross The Big ASK is Lucinda's entrepreneurial journey built on her asking for what she wants and ...

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A Closer Look Into Music Artist Tyra B and the Importance of Music Inclusivity


Thursday, August 9, 2018

By Keara George How often do we think about music inclusivity on the basis of race, ethnicity, and even sexual orientation? There are so many people struggling with self-identity because they're afraid that people will view them in a different light. Some will lose friends, be judged, or get pressured into being someone they’re not. On ...

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