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When news broke that Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee had died, there was a deep collective sigh not only from dedicated comic fans but casual admirers as well. Stan wasn’t just some guy who put out stories of super heroes and villains, he was a creative mastermind who took the rigid lines of good and […]


Here we are on Monday, Labor Day, and Ariana Grande is still making news. In this case, we have the star of Netflix’s Luke Cage star, Mike Colter, saying he sorry for a tweet he posted about Miss Grande seemingly getting groped at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. Grande, as the whole world knows by now, performed Aretha’s classic […]

Move over Luke, we know the show is named after you, but Alfre Woodard “Mariah Dillard” looks like she is going to reign supreme in season two of the hit Netflix series. Set over Fugee’s Ready or Not, the trailer puts Woodard and seemingly her protegé Gabrielle Dennis “Tilda Johnson aka Nightshade” front and center. […]

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A quick look at the black “super heroes” will reveal the clear stereotype that is present when they are designed. If not a man from a shady past that still haunts his present, then the hero is going to be a man that is on the wrong side of the law dishing out his own […]

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Marvel’s Luke Cage will be returning to Netflix for its second season. The announcement was made with an 18-second teaser video shared via Twitter on Sunday (December 4). The video zooms in on the window of Pop’s Barber Shop, which is illuminated by a neon light that reads “Season 2 Coming Soon.” While an official date has yet […]

  Detroit native and Howard University alumni Simone Missick plays Misty Knight on the Netflix smash hit Luke Cage! She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her role, what to expect from the remaining season and if the series will return for a second season. “People are really nice. I’ve been getting spotted […]


Mike Colter is all the rage these days because of his role in the super-hot Netflix show, “Luke Cage.” If you haven’t seen it, “Cage” is a ‘hood based black super hero. But some in the community, particularly black women, are now kinda not feeling Colter as much since it was revealed that the actor’s […]

Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix is one of the best-reviewed shows to debut this fall, proving that a leading Black man in a superhero action role can find success. Throughout the series, several nuggets referencing Black history and culture appear that gives Luke Cage a flavor all its own. Luke Cage was created by Marvel in […]

Marvel Comics has taken strides to include African-American characters across its various comic book titles since the ’60s, including becoming the first mainstream comic company to feature a Black superhero. What isn’t known to many outside Marvel’s vastly detailed comic books world is that three of its top characters hail from the borough of Harlem […]