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  Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are some of our favorite content creators and we can’t get enough of their hit show, Love Is.  The series that has already been green-lit for a second season by OWN is based on the lives of its creators but one woman claims the couple behind hits like […]

The post OWN, Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil SUED for stealing idea for ‘Love Is’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Looks like we’ll only have Black Panther and Black Lightning to keep our black superhero fix going. We also have Shuri, for those who still read.

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The best superhero show on television returns tonight with the season 2 premiere of Black Lightning. The CW series that stars Cress Williams and is helmed by Salim Akil is bringing it big time in its second season. We caught up with the man who stars as Jefferson Pierce/ Black Lightning, a high school principal […]

The post Cress Williams on being “blown away” by ‘Black Lightning’ role: “I’m extremely proud” appeared first on theGrio.

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Like many women in media—particularly women of color—Keli Goff wanted to be like Oprah. But not for the fame or the Oprah-size paychecks.

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  Tyler Perry is known for making movies and television shows that Black folks love, which is likely a big reason why the actor/producer/writer/director has been approached by Marvel and DC Comics to helm some of their upcoming projects. While some folks would leap at the change to get in on the superhero craze that […]

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  There haven’t been many (if any) projects helmed by real life power couple Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil that we haven’t thoroughly enjoyed and it’s no surprise that their latest project Love Is is at the top of our list of must-see TV this summer. Here are just a few reasons to tune […]

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Gina Prince-Bythewood has been making movies that we love for years and we were excited to learn that she would be directing the polite for Freeform’s latest Marvel series, Cloak & Dagger. We caught up with the groundbreaking creator to find out what attracted her to this particular project and how her unique lens helped […]

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Black Lightning has been renewed for a second season on The CW and we couldn’t be more excited by the news. The series that stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a beloved high school principal by day and a masked superhero by night has been heating up Tuesday nights since its premiere in January. Strengthened […]

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A supervillain who has the lyrical chops to keep up with your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper? That’s Marvin “Krondon” Jones III for ya. Hailing from South Central Los Angeles, he’s a longtime member of the California hip-hop collective Strong Arm Steady. Throughout his career he has written for artists including Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and […]

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It has been a good week for Jill Scott. The singer and actress scored a big win in her divorce from Mike Dobson this week when a judge decided to uphold her prenuptial agreement and deny Dobson’s request that she pay $6,500 for his legal fees. The prenup prohibits Dobson from seeking spousal support, alimony, […]

The post Boy, Bye! Jill Scott’s ex won’t collect any of her coins appeared first on theGrio.

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It’s rare that a network known for angst-ridden programming for teens delivers a drama series as inspired, important, and entertaining as the CW’s electrifying new show, Black Lightning.  The long-awaited, DC-Comics-based series helmed by Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil raked in huge ratings on Tuesday night, delivering the CW’s biggest debut in two years. […]

The post ‘Black Lightning’ star Nafessa Williams on her super woke role and advocating for LGBT youth appeared first on theGrio.

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The long-awaited debut of Black Lightning is finally upon us, premiering tonight on The CW. TheGrio caught up with the show’s star, Cress Williams, to find out how he feels about being a black super hero and how the show will affect youth now and in the future. “It’s so exciting. It’s just a dream […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Cress Williams talks ‘Black Lightning’ and how you can be a real-life superhero appeared first on theGrio.

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The CW’s newest comic-book-turned-TV-series Black Lightning is the first African-American DC superhero to have his own stand-alone comic title and premieres Jan. 16 — the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The series follows Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams), a retired superhero who is forced to return as Black Lightning after nine years […]

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Black Girl Magic is constantly being curated in the offices of OWN, the highest-rated cable […]

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Audiences have of course always loved a good hero, but with projects such as Netflix’s Luke Cage and Disney’s Black Panther garnering ratings, massive hype and viral hashtags such as #BlackPantherSoLit, black superheroes are enjoying a true renaissance on screen. On May 17, The CW Network rolled out the first trailer for its new show […]

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Look out for a new character in the world of comics. Luke Cage is already coming out soon, but it looks like there could be another black superhero who will grace the small screen. Meet or get acquainted with Black Lightning. Black Lightning might not be a recognizable character for casual superhero fans, but he […]

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