American Gods Fires…Mr. Nancy? MrNancy!?

On December 14th, former American Gods actor Orlando Jones announced that on September 10th, he had been let go from the popular adaptation of Neil Geiman's book series. Despite his character Mr. Nancy aka Kwaku Anansi being popular among both readers and fans of the show, he would not be back for the show's third…

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Queen & Slim: A Bonnie And Clyde Story In A Post BLM Era

***WARNING MILD TO HEAVY SPOILERS***Queen & Slim is a romantic thriller drama directed by Melina Matsoukas and written by Lena Waithe. Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith make up the titular couple whose date night goes south when they end up on the run from the law. There was a lot to unpack in this film,…

How “The Rise of Skywalker” Can Fix Star Wars…Or Not

In a recent rewatch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), I found myself struck by how much the series' scope has changed within a few short years. Three Star Wars movies have been released since then—Rogue One (2016), The Last Jedi (2017) and Solo (2018)—and while only one of these belong within the current…

Daughters Of Nri: An Enlightening Intro To Igbo Culture

‪This might get my Bookworm Card revoked, but I'm an avid eBook reader, and I struggle with finishing physical books the way I did when I was younger.‬ ‪But when Onwe Press sent us a review copy of Daughters of Nri, for the first time in a while, I binged a physical book. I started…

School of Rock: An Underrated Attempt at Inclusivity

Sixteen years ago, a movie about Jack Black teaching sheltered, overprotected prep school children how to rock 'n' roll premiered in theaters. School of Rock went on to become the highest-grossing music-themed comedy of all time—until 2015 when it was overtaken by Pitch Perfect 2. It also spawned a TV series, a Broadway musical, and…

Raising Dion: A Show Worth The Wait

Announced almost two years ago and based on the comic created by Dennis Liu, ‘Raising Dion’ has been in the works over at Netflix for quite some time. So long (and with so little news), in fact, that potential viewers began to wonder—where's Dion? Well, the wait is over, and I am happy to say…

The Case for A Cyborg Movie

An analysis of the importance of Cyborg’s story to both the Black Community and people with disabilities and why he should be next in line for a movie. 2019 has been an excellent year for the comic book community especially in the area of intersectionality with DC shows like Doom Patrol and Young Justice killing…

Cannon Busters: LeSean Thomas Feeds The Blerd Streets

What do get when you throw Cowboy Bebop, Trigun and Gurren Lagann in a cast-iron skillet with a sprinkle- naw, a whole barrel of blackety black blackness? You get Cannon Busters, an all-new Netflix original anime based on the comic of the same name from the mind of LeSean Thomas. Thomas is an OG in…

Community Leader and Activist Found Dead in Car Trunk

The founder of the African-American History Museum in Baton Rouge, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, was found dead in the trunk of a car this past Friday afternoon. The police discovered the 75-year-old Louisiana woman’s body just outside the area of downtown Baton Rouge. The vehicle was parked in a residential neighborhood about three miles from her home.…