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Chetachi A. Egwu is a Nigerian American professor, writer/producer, filmmaker, dancer/choreographer, artist and actor .She earned a BA in Communication from the University of Buffalo in 1996, then moved on to Howard University in Washington, DC, where she completed a Masters and Ph.D. in Mass Communication.

Dr. Egwu has served as a faculty member in the communication departments at Morgan State University, The George Washington University and Nova Southeastern University. She is currently communication faculty at the University of Maryland University College.

Her work has been featured in academic journals, newspapers and online publications such as The Grio and The Burton Wire, her creative nature reaches beyond writing. Dr. Egwu is also a dancer/choreographer and was a member of Carla and Company, Coyaba Dance Theater, Choreographers Collaboration Project in Washington DC and featured in several other projects. An avid filmmaker, she is currently co-producer and co-director for the documentaries Runway Afrique and No Justice, No Peas: Getting A Veggie In The Hood, and co-producer, director and cinematographer for the documentary Sunshine Chic. Dr. Egwu also is the host of MediaScope on the streaming platforms Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram live on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Recently, Dr. Egwu was on our show talking about Black Panther From A Media Standpoint.

During our conversation, Dr. Egwu talked about:

– Her reaction when she first heard about the movie
– Until the movie Black Panther, how did comic books handle Black imagery
– Why did Disney release Black Panther now
– The media response to the movie
– The fact that Disney did the majority of advertising of the movie via social media
– How the movie been a game changer in regards to the media
– The impact the movie has had on the relationship between the media and Blacks and the impact on Black film production
– How did she feel before the movie, during the movie and after the movie
– The relationship between Africans and African Americans in the movie
– The legacy of the movie
– The ways can Marvel help Blacks who support the movie
– The portrayal of Black women in the movie
– The fact that people who are not of color are not talking about the movie
– Her message to people of color who want to create a Black Panther

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Dr. Vibe