“Wakanda the Vote” Encourages ‘Black Panther’ Audiences to Register

- Advertisement -

This weekend, Black Panther crowds were inspired to become informed voters, according to Deadline.

Black Panther And the Modern Vote

The Electoral Justice Project, part of The Movement for Black Lives launched their “Wakanda the Vote” campaign the day before the movie hit theatres. MBL counted on the massive popularity of Black Panther–especially with Black audiences. Their campaign encourages moviegoers to organize events at local theatres, or register themselves using a texting service.

The EJP fights for the advancement of the rights of the Black community through electoral strategy. With the 2018 midterm elections right around the corner, EJP hopes to encourage the community to vote during this divisive time in our country and make change.

Launching “Wakanda the Vote” now is good timing. Obviously, tying it to the film increases exposure. Additionally it will increase the number of Black voters in time for the 2018 midterm election. The campaign remains politically neutral, focusing instead on information about voter rights and registration. Fliers for the event on Twitter remind  organizers that they “cannot tell people who to vote for.”

Black Panther and Activism

Black Panther itself does not remain as neutral. Erik Killmonger, T’Challa’s main rival in the film, plans on taking the throne of Wakanda for himself. His main goal is to take all the resources Wakanda has to offer in order to assist Black communities around the world, which will of course expose the cloaked country which has survived largely because of its secrecy.

- Advertisement -

Black Panther Versus Erik KillmongerWakanda the Vote will likely have added impact for audiences leaving the theatre, following the film’s discussions around activism and community engagement.

Black Panther is based on the Marvel Comics property of the same name. The film stars Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), and Danai Gurira (Okoye). The cast also includes Martin Freeman (Agent Ross), Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue), Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Forest Whitaker (Zuri) and Angela Bassett (Queen Ramonda). Black Panther is directed and written by Ryan Coogler, with additional writing by Joe Robert Cole.


ARCHIE COMICS Solicitations For August 2019

Check out the gallery below to see the new Archie Comics digests, comics, and graphic novels arriving in comic book stores in August 2019. To pre-order these comics, contact your local comic book shop by using the Comic Shop Locator or online at the Archie Comics Shop. Information listed below is subject to change. JUGHEAD THE HUNGER…

Today in Marvel History: The Thanos Snap

Today In Marvel History May 21st, 1991, Thanos SNAPS in “Infinity Gauntlet” #1. ► Subscribe to Marvel: http://bit.ly/WeO3YJ Follow Marvel on Twitter: ‪https://twitter.com/marvel Like Marvel on Facebook: ‪https://www.facebook.com/Marvel For even more news, stay tuned to: Tumblr: ‪http://marvelentertainment.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvel Reddit: ‪https://www.reddit.com/user/marvel-official Pinterest: ‪http://pinterest.com/marvelofficial

Review: Overman Fights For The Reich in FREEDOM FIGHTERS #6

Overman faces the Freedom Fighters! During World War II, the Freedom Fighters fought against the Nazis to try and stop the Reich. Just when they...

MEGACON 2019: A Funny, Heartfelt Q&A with Zachary Levi

Even as Megacon 2019 wound down at the Orlando Convention Center on Sunday, Zachary Levi kept the energy level high during his Q&A session. Levi,...


Star Trek The Q Conflict issue 4 has finally found a story worthy of such a momentous crossover of characters

Review: CLUE: CANDLESTICK #1 is a Fresh Twist on the Whodunit Formula

You’ve played the game. You’ve seen the movie (right?). Now read Clue: Candlestick #1, the new comic adaptation written and illustrated by Dash Shaw. Professor...


For even more DC Daily, be sure to subscribe to DC Universe at https://yourdcu.com/ytdcd176 Today on DC Daily, we have an exclusive first look at the trailer for Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH. Plus, we’re chatting with some super fans on Wonder Woman’s design in the DC Nation Shorts, and…
Jen Schillerhttp://jenrose.writerfolio.com
Jen is a writer with a penchant for nerdy subject matter, and a nerd with a penchant for writing. She is into theatre, Disney, Harry Potter, books and her cats Sif and Dinah. She can be found all over the internet, or in your backyard catching Pokemon. Jen's favorite Batman is Adam West, and she can't be convinced otherwise.