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ABOUT THE

Best known for his research into television content and cultivation theory,
George Gerbner (1972) said that “representation in the fictional world signi-
fies social existence; absence means symbolic annihilation” (p. 44). Historical-
ly, the Black experience has been absent, underrepresented, or misrepresent-
ed. Intersections within the identity have suffered with additional pressures,
promoting a continued sense of invisibility. Within the last few years, visual
representation has been on a rise, with our stories of the Black experience
being told on a multitude of platforms. Narratives filled with stereotypes and
misrepresentations are being overridden by success, wholeness, and imagi-
nation. This is particularly present in popular culture. Marvel’s Black Panther
film serves as the highest profile example of a fundamental shift in our expe-
rience. The Marvel character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, is
inspiration personified: he is a servant leader, he is a protector, he is an intel-
lectual, and he is a power house.

Inspired by the record shattering blockbuster film filled with incredible perfor-
mances and sociopolitical commentary, the #BlackPantherSyllabus is designed
to continue the dialogue around the importance of diverse representation of
the Black identity and its intersections in visible forms of media in popular cul-
ture and the arts, including television, film, comics, music, science/speculative
fiction, fantasy literature, manga, anime, gaming, and more. The hope is that
this celebration of Blackness in the form of a syllabus creates an educational
tool and a movement that promotes a deeper sense of self-authorship.

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ta bl e o f
co nt e nt s
About the Curators: Shawn J. Moore ............................................... 6
About the Curators: Dr. Brandon W. Jones........................................ 7
Black Panther Soundtrack Writing Prompts ...................................... 8
Black Lives Matter in Popular Culture ............................................... 10
Legacy: Black Families Realized ........................................................ 12
Black Panther Soundtrack Writing Prompts ....................................... 14
All Hail the King: Black Leadership ................................................... 16
Blackness leading in STEM ............................................................... 18
Black Panther Soundtrack Writing Prompts ...................................... 20
The Black Woman: Living as Real-life Warriors .................................. 22
Intersecting Identities within Blackness ............................................ 24
Black Panther Soundtrack Writing Prompts ...................................... 26
Revolutionary: Unapologetic Blackness ............................................ 28
Africa: Celebrating Traditional Heritage and Afrofuturism ................. 30
Black Panther Soundtrack Writing Prompts ....................................... 32
Culture Vulture: Co-Opting of Culture .............................................. 34
Black Panther Soundtrack Writing Prompts ....................................... 36
Syllabus Contributors ....................................................................... 38

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The resources provided in the syllabus are not owned by the
syllabus curators. The resources are outlined in the syllabus as
a FREE EDUCATIONAL TOOL to help further the conversation
around representation. All resources, lyrics, and images
provided have been attributed to their respective
author or creator.

BLACK PANTHER MOVIE PHOTOGRAPHY: Marvel Stud ios
BLACK PANTHER SOUNDTRACK LYRICS: genius.com

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CURATO rs SHAWN J.
MOORE shawnjmoore.com
@shawnj_moore

Born in Texas, raised in Baltimore, MD, and
currently residing in Atlanta, GA, Shawn Moore
holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commu-
nications (concentration in Public Relations) from
Bowie State University and a Master of Science
Degree in Management (concentration in Orga-
nizational Leadership) from Wilmington Universi-
ty.

Shawn is engaged in a dual career path, one that
provides him with experience in student affairs/
administration leadership and communications/
marketing. Drawn to the transformative nature of
student affairs, Shawn seeks to help students actualize their potential and move
towards self-authorship, the internal capacity to construct one’s beliefs, identity,
and social relations. In the student affairs field, Shawn has presented and facilitat-
th e

ed workshops at the professional level on the topics of marketing/branding, lead-
ership development, and sexual orientation and identity development for various
organizations institutions, including the Human Rights Campaign, Iota Phi Theta®
Fraternity, Inc., MACUHO New Jersey Housing Conference, and the NASAP Stu-
dent Leadership Institute.

Shawn also freelances as a graphic designer and creative consultant. His design
experiences include, but are not limited to, brand identity/logo design, print
graphics, packaging, apparel and accessory graphics, and signage
about

He also hosts a podcast called The Mindful Rebel. The podcast highlights #Lead-
ershipfortheCulture with interviews of entrepreneurs, educators, creatives and
more to bring attention to everyday leaders in the community and focus on their
success strategies in leadership journey.

Shawn is a Ph.D. student at Mercer University in the Educational Leadership
program (concentration in Higher Education). Shawn explores student leadership
and identity development for black gay/queer identifying men in his research. He
seeks to understand the impact of how student development interventions, par-
ticularly student leadership roles, directly affects black gay/queer identifying men
and their process of self-authorship. He is currently Associate Dean for Residen-
tial Education at Morehouse College.

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CURA TO rs DR. BRANDON
W. JONES bjonesproject.com
@drjonz84

Dr. Brandon W. Jones was born and raised in
Tyler, TX and is a graduate of John Tyler High
School. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts de-
gree in Graphic Design and Master’s Degree in
Higher Education from Abilene Christian Uni-
versity. He also earned his Ph.D. in Educational
Leadership & Policy Studies from the Universi-
ty of Texas at Arlington in 2015.

Like Shawn, Brandon also freelances as a
graphic designer. In fact, it was Shawn’s web-
site and similar interests that led Brandon to
collaborate with him on this syllabus. Brandon
is also a minister, actively serves in his community, and speaks at college campus-
es each semester.
th e

Brandon currently serves as Associate Director for Student Learning and Develop-
ment in University Housing and Dining at the University of Texas at Austin. He is
very passionate about helping students realize their purpose and make the most
of their college experience. His research interests include intercollegiate athletics,
minority student achievement, and academic support programs. In his spare time,
Brandon enjoys watching college football, playing video games, serving in the
community, and reading. He and his wife, Melissa, have been married since 2011
and they have 2 children, Alissa and Brandon II.
a bout

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BLACK PANTHER SOUNDTRACK
WRITING PROMPTS


The lens that I’m looking
through, won’t prescribe
you the right glasses.

I don’t even want your
congratulations, I
recognize your false
Kendrick Lamar | Black PantheR confidence and calculated
When something is not promises all in your
conversation.
going your way, how
Kendrick Lamar, SZA | All The Stars
do you shift your
perspective to better How do you handle
adjust to the situation? inauthentic energy in
your space?

about t h e wri t i ng
prom p t cre at o r

GELISA LEWIS thinkwriteheal.com
@thinkwriteheal
Gelisa Lewis is an Information Systems Consultant by day, therapeutic
writer by night. She is a lover of quotes, lyrics, books, journaling, creative
writing and more. Writing takes her to the exact place she needs to be,
at the exact moment she needs to be there. She can sit in one place and
write for hours. Once her pen hits the paper, it’s a never-ending journey
towards self-healing. Gelisa created Think.Write.Heal to encourage heal-
ing through words, by way of journal/writing prompts. The purpose of
Think.Write.Heal is to provide a space for self-care, self-empowerment,
and a boost of self-esteem through writing.

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u lt u r e
n p o p c
at t e r i
l i v e s m
b l ac k
Adam: Legend of the Black Comix Returns Don’t Play With Our Static Shock Vol. 1:
Blue Marvel John Jennings Emotions: Black Panther Supercharged
Kevin Grevioux, Mat Graphic Novel and Queer Representation Scott McDaniel, John
Broome, Roberto Castro Briana Lawrence Rozum, Andy Owens
Graphic Novel Black Panther (2016): A Article, The Glow Up Graphic Novel
Nation Under Our Feet
Afros Ta-Nehisi Coates In Search of the Black Super Black: American
Michael July Graphic Novel Fantastic: Politics and Pop Culture and Black
Photography Popular Culture in the Superheroes
Black Panther Epic Post Civil Rights Era Adilifu Nama
albeit 4:1 and albeit 4:2 Collection: Panther’s Rage Richard Iton Non-fiction
Black Lives Matter Issues Don McGregor, Rich Non-fiction
Tracey Bealer PhD, Natalie Buckler, Billy Graham An Unkindness of Ghosts
Leppard PhD Graphic Novel Panther (1995) Rivers Solomon
Scholarly Journal Mario Van Peebles Fiction
Black Panther: The Film
The Blacker the Ink: Complete Collection, What Black Panther
Constructions of Black Vol. 1 Reflections in Black Means To Me As A Writer
Identity in Comics and Christopher Priest Deborah Willis Briana Lawrence
Sequential Art Graphic Novel Photography Article, SYFY
Professor Frances
Gateward, John Jennings Black Panther: World The Revolutionary Power Why ‘Black Panther’ Is
(Editors) of Wakanda of Black Panther a Defining Moment for
Non-fiction Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jamil Smith Black America
Roxane Gay Article, Time Magazine Carvell Wallace
Black Comics: Politics of Graphic Novel Article, New York Times
Race and Representation Speculative Blackness:
Sheena C. Howard, Black Panther: Who is the The Future of Race in Where Are the Black
Ronald L. Jackson II Black Panther? Science Fiction Women in Speculative
(Editors) Reginald Hudlin, John André M. Carrington Film and Television?
Non-fiction Romita Jr. Scholarly Article Diana Adesola Mafe
Graphic Novel TEDx Talk
Black Comix: African Spider-Man: Fairy Tales
American Independent The Book of Phoenix (The Spirits of Friendship)
Comics, Art and Culture Nnedi Okorafor C.B. Cebulski, Niko
John Jennings, Keith Knight Fiction Henrichon
Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Captain America: Truth
Robert Morales, Kyle Baker
Graphic Novel

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e a l i z e d
a m i l i e sR
l ac k F
gacy: B
Le 631
D Jones
Mama Mountain: A Work Song
Shawna Floyd
Documentary Music

Between the World and Me Mind of My Mind
Ta-Nehisi Coates Octavia Butler
Non-fiction Fiction

Binti Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 1-5
Nnedi Okorafor Brian Michael Bendis
Fiction Graphic Novel

Binti: Home Vixen: Return of the Lion
Nnedi Okorafor G. Willow Wilson, Cafu
Fiction Graphic Novel

Binti: The Night Masquerade Wild Seed
Nnedi Okorafor Octavia Butler
Fiction Fiction

Kindred
Octavia Butler
Fiction

My son, it is your time.
Queen Ramonda

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From strip clubs to Somethin’ in the way you
stadiums, I took my shot move, radiant beams
and made it in. castin’ vibrant views, pick
Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz,Saudi | X me up when I fall down
and out, dust me off and
What is your #1 goal? show me all truth, show me
What are you doing to that I’ll never fly alone.
achieve it? Khalid, Swae Lee | The Ways

How would the
people in your life
describe you?

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e r s h i p
k L e a d
: B l ac
t h e K i ng
A I L
ALL H
Black Gods and Kings A Companion Guide for On One with Angela Rye We are the Ones We’ve
Robert Farris Thompson the Black Panther Movie: Angela Rye Been Waiting For
Art Exhibition The Intersectionality of Podcast Alice Walker
Leadership, Relationships, Non-fiction
The Black Hero and Culture The Talented Tenth
Alma Murray, Dr. Pamela Grayson W. E. B. Du Bois We Have No Leaders:
Robert Thomas Study Guide Non-fiction African Americans in the
Anthology Post Civil Rights Era
The Crisis of the Negro The Trouble With Hero Robert C Smith
Black Panther and the Pol- Intellectual: A Historical Worship: Is Non-fiction
itics of Black Heroism Analysis of the Failure of #TeamKillmonger Also
Sheena Howard Black Leadership #TeamToxicMasculinity? Whose Black Politics?:
Article Harold Cruse S.D. Chrismon Cases in Post Racial Black
Non-fiction Article, The Glow Up Leadership
Brother Andra Gillespie
Gavin Christian Brown Dawn Viewpoint Non-fiction
Poetry Octavia Butler Bakari Sellars
Fiction Podcast A Young Man’s
Childhood Trauma and Perspective on Life:
Personal Mastery: Genius Vol. 1 Where Do We Go From Speaker Series
Their Influence on Marc Bernardin, Adam Here: Chaos or Damein Montgomery
Emotional Reactivity to Freeman, Afua Richardson Community? Video, Youtube
Everyday Events in a Graphic Novel Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community Sample of Non-fiction
Middle-Aged Adults The Mindful Rebel
Frank J. Infurna , Crystal T. Leadership Podcast We Were Eight Years
Rivers, John Reich, Alex J. #LeadershipfortheCulture in Power: An American
Zautra Shawn J. Moore Tragedy
Non-fiction Podcast Ta-Nehisi Coates
Non-Fiction

You’re a good man with a good heart. And
it’s hard for a good man to be king.
king T’Chaka

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.T. E . M .
i n g in S
ss l e a d
c k n e
Bla Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and
the Fight Against Medical Discrimination
Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth
from the Civil Rights Crusade to
Alondra Nelson STEM Achievement
Non-fiction Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III
Non-fiction
The Chemistry of Community Building
Dr. Jalaal Hayes Hidden Figures: The American Dream
TEDx Talk and the Untold Story of the Black
Women Mathematicians Who
How I’m Fighting Bias in Algorithms Helped Win the Space Race
Joy Boulamwini Margot Lee Shetterly
TEDx Talk Non-fiction

No1: The Sci-Fi Tech of Black Panther & Wakanda
Dr. T’Elpriore T’Ucker
Article, Medium

Pharmacy in Senegal: Gender, Healing,
and Entrepreneurship
Donna A. Patterson
Non-fiction

Just because something works doesn’t
mean it can’t be improved.
Shuri

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WRITING PROMPTS

Crushing any system that
belittles us, antidote
to every poison they
administer. Try and shoot me down for
Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok | Opps voicing my own opinion,
triggering a part of me
How do you feel and that’s always been
look when you are indifferent and I know that
most confident? we have asked for change,
don’t be scared to put
their fears to shame.
Jorja Smith | I am

How do you respond to
people trying to
One fist in the air, prevent you from
I ain’t finna put my voicing your opinion?
hands up.
SOB X RBE | Paramedic!

What makes you feel
powerful?

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r i o r s
a l- l i f e War
i v i n g as Re
man: L
ac k W o
Th e B l
Assata: An Autobiography Gender, Race, and Red Dawn A Taste of Power: A Black
Assata Shakur Nationalism in Contempo- Vanessa Harrison Women’s Story
Non-fiction rary Black Politics Art Elaine Brown
Nikol Floyd-Alexander Non-fiction
Black Feminist Thought Non-fiction Remobilizing the Algerian
Patricia Hill Collins Women’s Movement: The There Are More Beautiful
Non-fiction Harriet Tubman 20 Ans Barakat Campaign Things Than Beyonce’
Underground Railroad (from Building Feminist Morgan Parker
Black Motherhood(s): National Monument Movements and Poetry Book
Contexts, Contours, and Ginnie McKnight Organizations: Global
Considerations. Art Perspectives) “We Don’t Need
Karen T. Craddock Caroline Brac de la Perriere Another Hero”: Agent
Non-fiction how to get over Non-fiction 355 as an Original Black
t’ai freedom ford Female Hero in Y:
Discipling the Black Poetry Rewriting History: Paper The Last Man
Female Body: Learning Gowns and Photographs Diana Adesola Mafe
Feminism in Africa and the The Little Black Book of Fabiola Jean-Louis Scholarly Article
United States Success: Laws of Leader- Art Exhibit
(from Black Feminist ship for Black Women Why I Love Black Women
Anthropology) Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Scopes-Digital Fabrication Michael Eric Dyson
Carolyn Martin Shaw Haygood, Rhonda Joy Mc- Nettrice Gaskins, Daniel Non-fiction
Non-fiction Lean, Angela Burt-Murray Smithwick
Non-fiction Website Zimbabwe Women
The Feminism of Black Writers (from Building
Panther vs. Wonder Race Woman: the Lives of Sister Outsider Feminist Movements and
Woman Shirley Graham Du Bois Audre Lorde Organizations: Global
Shoshana Kessock Gerald Horne Non-fiction Perspectives)
Article Non-Fiction Mary O. Tanden
Non-fiction

“I would make a great queen because I am
stubborn — if that’s what I wanted.
Nakia

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k n e s s
i t h i n Blac
i t i e s w
i n g i d ent
r s e c t
Inte Bingo Love Ogn No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black
Tee Franklin Queer Studies
Graphic Novel E. Patrick Johnson
Non-fiction
Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology
E. Patrick Johnson, Mae G. Henderson Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and
Non-fiction Liberation
Jasmine Syedullah, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams,
Boy-Wives and Female Husbands: Studies in Lama Rod Owens
African Homosexualities Non-fiction
Stephen O. Murray, Will Roscoe
Non-fiction A Reminder: Black Queer People Are Whole
Jonathan P. Higgins, Ed.D.
Desiring Blackness: A Queer Orientation to Article, The Root
Marvel’s Black Panther, 1998–2016
André Carrington White Scripts and Black Supermen:
Scholarly Article Black Masculinities in Comic Books
Dr. Jonathan Gayles
The Intersectionality of Blackness Documentary
Kimberle Crenshaw
TED Talk

We must find a way to look after one
another, as if we were one single tribe.
T’Challa

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The big picture’s in motion, I was lackin everything else
are you playing your part? but dobut.
Ab-Soul, Anderson.Paak, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future,
James Blake | Bloody Waters James Blake | King’s Dead

What is your What’s preventing you
contribution to the from living
world? What do you your ideal life?
want your legacy to
be?

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c k n e s s
t i c B l a
p o l o g e
ry: U n a
u t i o n a
R e vo l
And All Our Past Decades Black Privilege Minding My Black Ryan Nichole Studios
Have Seen Revolutions: Charlamagne Tha God Business Ryan Nichole Leary
The Long Decolonization Non-fiction JaNaè Taylor, Ph.D. Art
of Black Panther Podcast
Rebecca Wanzo Black Rage To Die for the People
Scholarly Article William H. Grier, The Miseducation of the Huey P. Newton
Price M. Cobbs Negro Non-fiction
Beauty Non-fiction Carter G. Woodson
Tichaona M. Chinyelu Non-fiction Waiting ‘til the Midnight
Poetry Fledgling Hour: A Narrative History
Octavia E. Butler Missing You, Metropolis of Black Power in America
Black against Empire: The Fiction Gary Jackson Daniel E. Joseph
History and Politics of the Poetry Non-fiction
Black Panther Party Freedom Dreams: The
Joshua Bloom, Black Radical Tradition Montez Was Here
Waldo E. Martin Jr. Robin D.G. Kelley Travis Montez
Non-fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Black Panther says Historically Black Podcast The Origins of the Civil
F*ck Batman Washington Post/APM Rights Movement: Black
Anthony McPherson, Reports Communities for Change
Steven Willis Podcast Aldon D. Morris
Poetry/Video Non-fiction
The Logic of Black Urban
Black Lives Matter: A Call Rebellions Pedagogy of the
to Action for Counseling Darryl B. Harris Oppressed
Psychology Leaders Scholarly Article Paulo Freire
Candice Hargons, Della Non-fiction
Mosley, Jameca Falconer, Made You Die
Reuben Faloughi, Yasiin Bey, Dead Prez, Raw Wounds
Anneliese Singh, Danelle mikeflo Kondwani Fidel
Stevens-Watkins, Kevin Music Non-fiction
Cokley
Scholarly Article

Y’all sittin’ up here comfortable.
Erik Killmonger

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t u r i s m
g e & a frofu
i o n a l herita
trad i t
r at i n g
r i c a : Celeb
af Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative “Black Panther” and the Invention Kaya Abaniah and the Father
Returns and the Black Fantastic of “Africa” of the Forest
Michelle D. Commander Jelani Cobb Wayne Gerard Trotman
Non-fiction Article, The New Yorker Fiction

Afrofuturism: The World of Black Class Struggle in Africa Let the Circle Be
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture Kwame Nkrumah Unbroken: The Implications of
Ytasha L. Womack Non-fiction African Spirituality in the Diaspora
Non-fiction Marimba Ani
Cities Imagined: The Non-fiction
Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of African Diaspora in Media
Astro-Blackness and History (Mis)Imagining Africa in the New
Reynaldo Anderson, Walter Greason, Julian Chambliss Millennium: The Constant
Charles E. Jones Non-fiction Gardener and Blood Diamond
Non-fiction Diana Adesola Mafe
Dead Aid Scholarly Article
Anansi Boys Dambisa Moyo
Neil Gaiman Non-fiction Revealing the African Presence In
Fiction Renaissance Europe
Everyday Africa Joneath Spicer (Editor)
Ancient Egypt and Black Africa: A Teun van der Heijden, Peter Non-fiction
Student’s Handbook for the Study DiCampo, Austin Merrill,
of Ancient Egypt, Philosophy, Nana Kofi Acquah Womanism and African
Linguistics, and Gender Non-fiction, Photography Consciousness
Theophile Obenga Mary E. Modupe Kolawole
Non-fiction Fashion that Celebrates African Non-fiction
Strength and Spirit
Walé Oyéjidé
TED Talk

The world is changing. Soon there will only
be the conquered and the conquerors.
I’d rather be the former.
W’Kabi

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BLACK PANTHER SOUNDTRACK
WRITING PROMPTS

It’s time to turn it
around…There’s still time
to turn it around…There’s
always time to turn it Two wrongs don’t make us
around. right away, tell me
Zacari | Redemption Interlude something’s wrong.
Zacari, Babes Wodumo | Redemption
What would you like to
change about your What is the most
daily routine? challenging part about
being the bigger
person in a situation?
I love all of my people, I’m
in the slums with all of my
people, they tryna tell us
that we all equal, we get-
ting no justice so it ain’t
peaceful.
Mozzy, Sjava, Reason | Seasons

How do you encourage
others during times of
injustice?

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lt u r e
p t i n g of Cu
: C o - o
V u lt ure
Cu lture
Civilization or Barbarism:
An Authentic Anthropology
Cheikh Anta Diop
Non-fiction

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Walter Rodney
Non-fiction

The Martyrdom of Cecil the Lion
Jacob J. Erickson
Article

The Racial Contract
Charles W. Mills
Non-fiction

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth
of Our Racial Divide
Carol Anderson
Non-fiction

Explorers have searched for it, called it
‘El Dorado’. They looked for it in
South America, but it was in Africa the
whole time. I’m the only one who’s seen it,
and made it out alive.
Ulysses Klaue

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BLACK PANTHER SOUNDTRACK
WRITING PROMPTS

Don’t be the center of Who need a hero? You
attention, just Play ya’ need a hero, look in the
position. mirror, there go ya hero.
Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott The Weekend, Kendrick Lamar | Pray
Big Shot for me

How do you react when What makes you, you?
someone tries to dim What makes you
your light or minimize proud of yourself?
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