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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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