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I’m always in two camps when TV cancellations happen. Either I’m extremely bitter about it and ask God for the eleventh time why Supernatural is still on TV yet my new shows can’t flourish or I’m like “well, it had it coming”...mostly because the show was never good, never bothered to hit its stride, or was just an…


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  Netflix is surprisingly canning the popular Marvel superhero series, Luke Cage just four months after its second season premiere, and just days after the streaming service canceled another Marvel show, Iron Fist. “Unfortunately, ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, […]

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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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We don’t need another hero, but here’s one we’ve been waiting for anyway: Wakandan princess and genius little sister Shuri has finally broken out of her supporting role in the Black Panther franchise into her own series, courtesy of acclaimed fantasy writer Nnedi Okorafor.


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  It looks like a return to Wakanda is one step closer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Coogler has inked a deal to write and direct Marvel’s Black Panther sequel. Coogler wrote and directed Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyongo, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, and Michael B. Young and the blockbuster shattered expectations by […]

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Fans all over the globe were introduced Erik Killmonger, the sympathetic villain in Black Panther and now, there's an upcoming series in the works based on the character brought to life by Michael B. Jordan.

The post Stay tuned: Marvel has a ‘Killmonger’ comic book mini-series in the works appeared first on theGrio.

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The film “Black Panther” was a smash hit in the box-office and Marvel plans on […]

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Now we know why Donald Glover's heavily-anticipated Deadpool animated TV series was axed by the powers that be at Marvel.

The post Now we know why Donald Glover won’t be involved in the ‘Deadpool’ animated TV series appeared first on theGrio.

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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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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 […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Gina Prince-Bythewood on directing ‘Cloak & Dagger’ pilot appeared first on theGrio.

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It’s almost time for Cloak & Dagger to premiere on Freeform and we’ve got a sneak peek at the superhero series that’s darker than we expected. There are tons of reasons to tune in to this teen-angst-ridden tale of two superheroes. The first episode of the series was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, […]

The post SNEAK PEEK: ‘Cloak & Dagger’ is a teen superhero film worth watching appeared first on theGrio.

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The second season of Luke Cage is almost upon us and TheGrio caught up wth the show’s writer, producer, and director, Cheo Coker to find out what we can expect this time around. Coker spent much of his life as an entertainment journalist interviewing everyone from Prince to Queen Latifah and he insists that his […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Cheo Coker speaks on season 2 of ‘Luke Cage’ and Kanye West: ‘He’s a sellout!’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Don Cheadle has nabbed a couple of Screen Actors Guild awards, a couple of Golden Globe awards and an Oscar (as a producer for 2004’s Crash), and he’s been nominated for Emmy awards and an Oscar for his acting work in 2004’s Hotel Rwanda. He even collected a Grammy for the Miles Ahead soundtrack, for […]

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Looks like Ryan Coogler’s mega-hit Black Panther has broken yet another record! Tuesday, Twitter confirmed that Marvel’s latest offering has been tweeted about more than 35 million times. That pushes it ahead of the previous record-holder, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015); 2017’s The Last Jedi now ranks third. READ MORE: Black Panther surpasses $1 billion mark Black Panther is now […]

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As of today, Marvel’s Black Panther has crossed the billion-dollar box office mark globally. The film is the 16th Walt Disney Studios film to reach this milestone — and it did so in less than a month — and it’s only the fifth Marvel film to achieve this accolade. Other films that have earned this […]

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Get ready for more Harlem action, Marvel fans! Netflix has finally set a release date for season two of Luke Cage, the superhero show helmed by Cheo Hodari Coker, leaving everybody in anticipation of Mike Colter returning in the streets, doing his thing in the title role. The series will return to the streaming service with […]

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SACRAMENTO, California — Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors is regretting not adding any vintage Black Panther comic books to his collection before the popular movie came out. Favors has been a fan of comic books since he was a child and says he owns about 40 vintage comic books and about 20 graphic novels. The […]

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Black Panther has officially taken over the world and so have the film’s amazing cast. Several of the movie’s stars are gearing up for major projects and we can’t wait to check them out. Here’s a rundown of what’s next for a few of our favorite characters from the film: Letitia Wright ‘Shuri’ isn’t done […]

The post ‘Black Panther’ Reigns! Check out the stars in 15 new movie and TV projects appeared first on theGrio.

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From Black Panther‘s BIG box office win…to teens taking a stand against guns… to Trump trolling instead of being presidential… Here’s #TheDownload for Tuesday, February 20th. On Sunday night, Donald Trump came for Oprah Winfrey— because apparently POTUS doesn’t know how the internet works. The notoriously thin-skinned and Twitter obsessed president apparently couldn’t take it when Oprah put […]

The post The Download | Feb. 20 : Black Panther breaks records + Trump trolling crosses the line + teens fight back appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Panther has already set the stage to be a massive blockbuster at theaters, and now, some people are asking that Marvel put their money where their mouth is. A petition online, created by Chaz Gormley, is urging Marvel’s cinematic parent, The Walt Disney Co., to “set aside 25 percent of their worldwide profits to […]

The post ‘Black Panther’ petition urges Marvel to invest portion of revenue in Black communities appeared first on theGrio.

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Evan Narcisse is a bonafide aficionado when it comes to comics.

Evan Narcisse has spent years writing about different comic book series and has been immersed in the comic book culture since he was a kid. Now, he has been charged with crafting the backstory of his favorite super hero in Marvel’s new limited series, Rise of The Black Panther.

The post ‘Rise of the Black Panther’ comic book writer dishes on creating new series appeared first on theGrio.

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HOLLYWOOD, California — Director Ryan Coogler stood onstage next to Marvel film executives, microphone in hand, and introduced his cast of Black Panther one by one. He could barely get his first welcoming words out before audience members leaped to their feet to give him a standing ovation — the first of several throughout the […]

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For the fourth season in a row, ESPN and Marvel Comics have teamed up to make custom college football comic book covers ahead of the 2017 season. For kickoff weekend, which begins Aug. 31 and runs through Sept. 4 on ESPN/ABC, Marvel Comics has created six “Kickoff Covers” with six of the biggest games of […]

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We were sitting around a table, casually discussing whatever we had to catch up as a group of friends. We weren’t all facing the television, so one person said, “Shut up, the Black Panther teaser is on.” Another friend continued, not realizing that this wasn’t just the first time he’d seen it, but the first […]

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The dog days of summer will soon be upon us, which, for many of us, means escaping sticky heat and stifling humidity by heading for more air-conditioned climates, especially ones with screens. Of course it’s blockbuster season, but if you just can’t pull yourself from the sofa, there’s a plethora of summer TV options too. […]

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Just one year ago, actress and dancer Elise Neal reached a milestone. She turned 50 — and took the internet by storm by posting bikini photos to her Instagram page. She attributes her toned body to a relentless fitness routine, and this year she’s sharing her secrets via her Elite Body Boot Camp that kicked […]

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What would happen if the NBA’s biggest ballers got superpowers? Well, thanks to some teamwork between ESPN and Marvel, fans get one possible look. For a project inspired by the new Marvel movie Doctor Strange, NBA players such as Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James and many more […]

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Want to enjoy a cup of coffee, purchase your favorite comic book and patronize a black-owned business? If you’re in Philadelphia, Ariell Johnson can help you do all three. The Philly native is on the move. Not only is she the first black woman to open a comic book store on the East Coast, she […]

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‘Luke Cage’ is a bulletproof black man fighting in the streets for justice — and he just might be the hero we all need. Marvel’s highly anticipated Netflix series premieres Friday, and theGrio got the scoop with cast member and award-winning actress Alfre Woodard. In the show, Woodard plays a Harlem politician named Mariah Hillard, a Howard […]

The post Alfre Woodard says Mike Colter’s ’Luke Cage’ is the perfect superhero appeared first on theGrio.

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In the early afternoon of July 5, local CD man Alton Sterling was standing outside a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, convenience store when he was approached by two police officers. Minutes before, a homeless man had dialed 911 on the 5-foot-11, 300-pounder after Sterling refused to give the man money. Police officers Howie Lake II and […]

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Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard says she's watched the most recent shootings of unarmed black men with sadness, but the shooting death of Terence Crutcher hit home...

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