NYC Man Tells Train Passengers What Kind of Impact ‘Luke Cage’ has Had on His Life | African-American News and Black History

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NYC Man Tells Train Passengers What Kind of Impact ‘Luke Cage’ has Had on His Life

Black man on Subway, Luke Cage, Luke Cage Hoodie, News Video, Video, YouTube user Crispin Booker -

NYC Man Tells Train Passengers What Kind of Impact ‘Luke Cage’ has Had on His Life

The Netflix original series Marvel’s “Luke Cage” has inspired a New Yorker to wear his hoodie with pride, confidence and courage.

In a video posted by YouTube user Crispin Booker, the subway rider confesses his newfound confidence in front of a car full of passengers. The 29-year-old tells his audience that he is currently working in hedge funds at a Manhattan firm and that he donated computers to school children in Grenada.

“Just about a month ago, I’d be considered a scary guy with a hoodie,” he proclaims in the video. “But just a month ago on Netflix, ‘Luke Cage’ made it cool… I’m young, I’m Black and I’m beautiful. Sexy, too … So I am that new face of the Black, tall, dark fellow in a hoodie… with a beard.”

In early October, “Luke Cage” actor Michael Colter revealed in an interview with Huffington Post Canada that the title character’s hoodie is a nod to slain 17-year-old Florida teen Trayvon Martin — murdered by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012.

“Trayvon Martin and people like him,” Colter said. “People like Jordan Davis, a kid who was shot because of the perception that he was a danger. When you’re a Black man in a hoodie all of a sudden you’re a criminal.”


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