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Black Lightning is ready for a triumphant return to the small screen with its season two premiere and if you’re not watching….fix your life! The remarkable series based on the DC Comics of the same name is so much more than a superhero show and we already know what’s ahead. In lieu of spoilers, we’ve […]

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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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Racist remarks became too much for “Titans” star Anna Diop and the actress has been […]

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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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The beloved animated show on Cartoon Network, “Teen Titans Go!” has a movie coming to […]

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Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming was played by Zendaya. Samuel L. Jackson commanded the role of Nick Fury in The Avengers. In the movie Thor: Ragnarok, Idris Elba is the Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall. Quvenzhané Wallis starred as the always singing and hopeful foster kid Annie. Brandy Norwood found her happily ever after as Cinderella […]

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Another Black superhero has snagged his own TV series. “Black Lightning,” debuted on the CW Tuesday, […]

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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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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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During the 1970s, the major black comic book characters were either African royalty (The Black Panther), a brainwashed criminal (Falcon) or a wrongfully convicted ex-convict (Powerman, aka Luke Cage). It’s an understatement to say that representation of relatable black characters was scarce. Fortunately, comic book writer Tony Isabella stepped in to help fill the void. […]

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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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The comic world’s most famous redhead is getting a makeover. Earlier this week, The Wrap reported that actress Zendaya will play Mary Jane Watson, the second most famous comic love interest (trailing only Superman love interest Lois Lane) in the newest Spider-Man reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming. Predictably, controversy ensued over whether or not Mary Jane should […]

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According to a UCLA study, only five Black directors worked on films that grossed in […]

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The latest issue of DC’s Batman comic addresses urban gentrification and police brutality, two pressing […]

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DC Comics and Marvel have made it their mission to add diversity to their comic […]

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Huffington Post reports that DC Comics has announced that on August 25, their first Black female […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Captain America is black. A Superman who is suspiciously similar to President Barack Obama recently headlined a comic book. Thor is a woman, Spider-Man is part-Puerto Rican and Ms. Marvel is Muslim...

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