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The Black Panther Experience

Crystal Toussant

Contributing Writer

For years people have been anticipating the sequel to Black Panther, but it became even more important with the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, the original Black Panther.  When he unexpectantly died of Colon Cancer the world was devastated.  Everyone wondered how Marvel would move on without Boseman who was adored around the world.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever had sold out dozens of theaters before it even premiered garnering an impressive 180 million opening weekend. ″‘Wakanda Forever’ is living up to expectations as not just an important tentpole blockbuster for Disney and movie theaters, but also a memorial to Chadwick Boseman that fans are sharing and experiencing together,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at

Movie Goers all over the world were having themed Wakanda Forever parties.  Houston is no different. The Wakanda Forever Red-Carpet 3D Experience was a great success on opening night.  Chandra Whittaker led the planning for this awesome event.  They boosted a Live DJ, delicious finger foods, 360 Photo booths, Door Prizes, VIP Swag Bags, Step and Repeat which recognized the event sponsors, and Holographic Special Edition Posters and t-shirts for VIPs only.  This plush event was held at Regal Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Serenx  & RPX Theater at 3839 Wesleyan St. Houston, TX 77027.

Wakanda Forever did not disappoint with a theater full of festively dressed descendants of Africa who were proud to journey to the land of Wakanda again.  The movie was even better and more detailed than Black Panther.    The 3-D experience only intensified the experience.  I know this is another instant classic that many of us will watch countless times.

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7th Back-to-School giveaway in District B


Students of all ages are invited to take advantage of free immunizations, health screenings, giveaways and live entertainment 

HOUSTON, TX – On Saturday, August 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Davis, along with Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Black McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston (BMOA), Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. Xi Alpha Omega Chapter, W.A.I.I.T, Harris Health, 20.10 Media, 93.7 The Beat, DJ Mr. Rogers, ASWAP and Bread of Life, will host a Backpack Giveaway for Houston area students at Tidwell Park, 9720 Spaulding St, Houston, TX 77016.

Students of all ages are invited to attend this free event with their families to gear up for the upcoming school year with immunizations, boy’s haircuts, health screenings, dental hygiene kits, and furniture, clothing, shoes, school supplies and backpack giveaways. Families attending the event will also enjoy food and beverages provided by local area McDonald’s owner/operators, family-friendly games, face painting, a concert from 20.10 Media and an appearance by DJ Mr. Rogers.

“Education is incredibly important for the young people in our community,” said Jerry Davis, Vice Mayor Pro-Tem and Council Member of District B. “We’re excited to help families and students prepare for the upcoming school year and have teamed up with sponsors and supporters to give out free school supplies and food while everyone enjoys music and games.” 

“The black McDonald’s owner/operators of Greater Houston are proud to partner once again with Mayor Pre Tem Davis to support this great event,” said BMOA President Dave Moss. “As local business people, we are deeply invested in our communities and want to make sure these children to have every opportunity to succeed in pursing their education.”

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Hosts House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Moms Summit to Address the ‘For the People Agenda’

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Hosts House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Moms Summit to Address the ‘For the People Agenda’

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Budget, and Ranking Member of House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, will convene interested stakeholders for the Moms Summit: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  Today in America, moms face a plethora of issues that directly impact on their ability to raise happy, healthy families.  From the rising costs of healthcare premiums, to the need to increase pay through strong economic growth, to the belief that elected officials are not responsive to the needs of its constituents, there are many facets to raising families which concern today’s mothers.  These are separate and apart from the everyday concerns attendant to motherhood: like the quality of neighborhood schools, crime rates in communities and the cost of sending children to college.  Join Congresswoman Jackson Lee, together with Leader Pelosi, to discuss Democrats’ ‘For the People’ agenda that advances solutions to the challenges facing today’s mother’s and families. Registration is required for this event.  If you are interested in participating, please register at

WHO:          Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee together with House Democratic LeaderNancy Pelosi

WHAT:       Join experts, academics and elected officials to discuss solutions for the challenges facing today’s mothers and their families.

WHEN:        Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:     Houston Community College – Central

1300 Holman Street

                        Houston, Texas 77004