William E. Ketchum III

William E. Ketchum III

Writer + Editor

William E. Ketchum III is a journalist who covers music, pop culture, race, culture and social justice.

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Kalief Browder’s Mother Paid a Cost Far Higher Than His Bail

[Commentary] Venida Browder's death is example of the price families and communities pay when a loved one is unjustly jailed.

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Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ is Bold, Entertaining, and Unapologetically Black - EBONY

Marvel’s latest superhero offering is perfectly built for these troubled times.

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Walking Through 'O.J. Simpson: Made in America'

ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary, premiering Saturday, introduces audiences not only to the embattled superstar football player, but to the racial issues that surrounded his infamous case.

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Black Panther's Vindicating Mark on 'Captain America: Civil War' - Entertainment & Culture - EBONY

The Marvel blockbuster movie brings the African superhero to the screen and by doing so creates a refreshingly welcome Black experience.

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Marvel's Black Panther Leaps Higher In Highly Anticipated Comic Launch - Entertainment & Culture - EBONY

One of American literature's most respected voices, author Ta-Nehesi Coates and illustrator Brian Stelfreeze add a new electricity to the story of African hero T’Challa, King of Wakanda

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Marvel’s Black Panther Leaps Higher In Highly Anticipated Comic Launch

Comic book fans rejoice! Marvel’s iconic Black Panther superhero is making a comeback and with the polished prose of one of the most preeminent Black voices in our sociopolitical climate. Marvel......

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“Slavery By Another Name” Shines at Sundance

Documentaries have the power to inform, incite and inspire an audience all in one sitting. Judging from the two-minute long standing ovation he received after the screening of his film "Slavery......

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Walking Through ‘O.J. Simpson: Made in America’

To many younger people who watch ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary “O.J.: Made In America”, Simpson is primarily known as the man in the enthralling Bronco chase, or the Black man who was......

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Marvel Announces First Black Superhero

In a splashy media and fan event on Tuesday, Marvel Studios announced several new films to its expanding slate of comic book movies. Studio chief Kevin Feige announced the studio’s first Black......

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Books Archives - EBONY

by William E. Ketchum III. Comic book fans rejoice! Marvel's iconic Black Panther superhero is making a comeback and with the polished prose of one of the ......

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Black Panther’s Vindicating Mark on ‘Captain America: Civil War’

“Move, or you will be moved.” One of the most memorable quotes of Captain America: Civil War came from a character who only makes a very short appearance. It was authoritatively said by......

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2012 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Film Critic Wesley Morris Leaving Boston Globe

New year, new beginnings for 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, Wesley Morris - film critic for The Boston Globe, where he worked for a decade. He was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer for......

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Terrence J Is Taking Over Hollywood

Just over 10 years ago, Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins was a budding television host with dreams of becoming a household name. Now, the host-turned-actor and executive producer has quickly become one......

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Terry McMillan’s Latest Is a Reminder It’s Not Too Late to Start Over

Reading a Terry McMillan book feels like catching up with an old friend. Her characters are complex, witty, relatable, and steeped in reality. For nearly thirty years, McMillan has created some of the......

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NY Comic Con Champions Diversity [REVIEW]

Last weekend, Manhattan was once again on fire with mutants, zombies and superheroes as the New York Comic Con jumped off at the Jacob Javitz Center. Billed as the World’s Biggest Asylum, fanboys......