Black Panther – 2 Effect

I know I am among the millions of fans who are besides themselves with glee to learn of the planned May 6, 2022, release date for the sequel to 2018’s iconic  film, “Black Panther!” As I previously shared with the readers of Arts & Culture Connections in a blog about the “Black Panther Effect,” the film’s blockbuster success ($1-billion in 26 days) offers a template … Continue reading Black Panther – 2 Effect

Howard University Re-opens and Renames College of Fine Arts in honor of Chadwick Boseman

June 6, 2021— As a Champion for the Arts and an alumna of Howard University School of Law, I was thrilled to recently learn that the university is re-establishing its College of Fine Arts and is naming it after one of its most famous alumni, the late Chadwick A. Boseman, star of the blockbuster film Black Panther.  During his sophomore year at the university, Mr. … Continue reading Howard University Re-opens and Renames College of Fine Arts in honor of Chadwick Boseman

This Time, I’m the Interviewee: Featured on Be In The Talk

The Black Panther film opened a little more than three months ago, but it’s impact on the fields of marketing and audience development will reverberate for years to come. As I wrote in my blog the weekend after the film’s opening, witnessing the “Black Panther Effect” is not only a cultural phenomenon, it’s also caused an awakening of new possibilities for my field! Recently, I … Continue reading This Time, I’m the Interviewee: Featured on Be In The Talk

My Interview with “CI to Eye”

My Interview with “CI to Eye” I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Erik Gensler of Capacity Interactive Partners for the company’s “CI to Eye” podcast. Capacity Interactive Partners is a digital marketing consulting firm for culture and arts, working to help build audiences, engage community and “market smarter.” In my conversation with Erik, I talked about what the arts and cultural institutions … Continue reading My Interview with “CI to Eye”

WAKANDA: A CASE STUDY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  Black Panther, the record-breaking Marvel comic-themed movie has changed the way People of Color go to the movies. It’s that simple. The pride, the respect, and the dignity projected in every frame of this film and promoted by the film-making team has made it a game-changer. I’m not just talking about the economic perspective—although Black Panther’s global receipts have exceeded a mind-bending $500 million … Continue reading WAKANDA: A CASE STUDY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Harlem Week 2018: Showcasing all the Roots that Make a Community Strong

The excitement is building as we approach the annual HARLEM WEEK 2018, which will be held July 29-August 25, 2018. What originally began 44 years ago as a one-week tribute to one of the most culturally-rich neighborhoods in the world has now become a month-long celebration that prides itself on being the connecting thread between individuals, the community, businesses and the arts. The event draws … Continue reading Harlem Week 2018: Showcasing all the Roots that Make a Community Strong

Viola Davis “Drops the Mic” on Hollywood’s Portrayal of Black Women

Award-winning Actress and Producer Viola Davis recently made headlines while accepting the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast. Ms. Davis used the platform to speak her mind about the importance of truthful and authentic narratives, and she brought her “A-Game.” Her December 5, 2018, speech was so powerful that it made international headlines. and the video of … Continue reading Viola Davis “Drops the Mic” on Hollywood’s Portrayal of Black Women

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Donna Walker-Kuhne on ABC’s Here and Now – August 11th, 2019 – Harlem Week Click Here to View Donna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW’s First Rachel Crothers Leadership Award by Lauren Yarger Jul. 4, 2019   Marketer and Audience Developer Donna Walker-Kuhne received the first Rachel Crothers Leadership Award on June 27, presented by the League of Professional Theatre Women at an inaugural luncheon at Sardi’s, hosted … Continue reading News