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Erika Alexander to be Casted in ‘Black Lightning’ Season 2

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The second season of Black Lightning on the CW will include Erika Alexander, the adaptable on-screen character, author and producer best known for playing Cousin Pam on The Cosby Show and as Maxine Shaw on Living Single. Warner Bros Television said Thursday that Alexander will show up in three episodes of Black Lightning as Perenna, […]

The CW’s Supergirl Uses Martian Manhunter To Address Being Black in America

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In the latest episode of Supergirl on The CW, the screenwriters use the alter ego of DC Comics’ Martian Manhunter to discuss the Black experience in modern America. In DC comics lore, the character Martian Manhunter, also known as J’onn J’onzz, is, well, obviously Martian. However in the television series, when he takes human form he trades in his […]

How 2018 Is Shaping Up To Be The Year of The Black Superhero

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Words by Nick Slay This Black History month black youth have more than one unique black superhero to look up to. For black culture, one thing has always plagued this community, accessibility to positive role models on TV. No place could this be more felt in the comic book community. Now this isn’t to say […]

Black On Purpose:The Significance Of Black Superheroes


The images you see as a child can shape what you become as an adult. All things considered, you may have noticed that lately black superheroes have stepped into the forefront of television and cinema. Notably, Black Lightning is The CW’s highest rated premier in the last two years. Depicting a black man who’s home life, work […]

5 Reasons to Watch CW’s Black Lightning

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Words by Nick Slay CW premiered DC’s first black superhero headliner to their already impressive lineup of action heroes from the comic universe this week. Though not directly tied to the “Arrowverse,” Black Lightning joins a string of successful superhero shows (who fans arguably enjoy more than their movie counterparts) based around Green Arrow’s success […]

CW’s Black Lightning Will Lead Year of Black Superheroes

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The CW network announced, the new Greg Berlanti-produced superhero show Black Lightning will debut Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following a brand-new episode of The Flash. Which ought to make for a very Happy New Year. Check out the new trailer below. Family is power. #BlackLightning premieres January 16 on The CW! — […]