In recent years, Marvel Comics has made a considerable effort to diversify its characters. We just covered how America Chavez, a queer Latina woman, was getting her own solo-series a couple of weeks ago. Coincidentally, that’s around the same time that the publisher started to get hit hard in the sales department.
What do you get when you mix a thin, pretty, young, celebrity model (from the Kardashian brood no less) with a corporatized imaginary protest? If you guessed trash, congratulations. That’s what Pepsi gave us. You also get a glimpse of the image many white people have in their minds of corporations, consumers, and social issues. And, it’s a major problem.
Beyoncé is already commonly known as royalty to her millions of adoring fans. However, a new development could transform Queen Bey into a whole new kind of royalty.
Variety reports that director John Favreau has Beyoncé’s name at the very top of his list of people he’d like to play Nala in the upcoming remake of The Lion King.
BET CEO Debra Lee has announced that longtime President of Programming Stephen Hill will be stepping down from his position in a memo shared with members of the media on Wednesday. Hill had been with the company for 18 years and its parent company, Viacom, since 1995.
Connie Orlando, senior VP for specials, music programming and news, will fill in as interim president for the time being, according to Billboard. It’s being speculated that Hill’s departure is part of Viacom’s attempt to rebrand itself and its properties.
HBO’s The Wire, which many consider to be one of the best television series of all-time, was a certifiable masterpiece. Not only did it offer never-before-seen perspective into the lives of its mostly black characters, but it painted a vivid picture of how the legal system operates from top to bottom.
Everyone along the chain of justice, including mayors, members of congress, police officers and drug dealers were highlighted in the exceptional show that’s still celebrated today despite first premiering 15 years ago.
By: Sam Fleming, Teen Voice Contributor
Every Chicagoan knows the story of the typical Chicago entertainer. Like Kanye West described on “Homecoming,” Chicago entertainers “always leave.” Fortunately for the city, however, Chance the Rapper is on a mission to prove he is different.
After a lengthy war over the rights to two books, Jay Z and the Weinstein Company are set to produce a documentary series on the life of Trayvon Martin.
On the cover of TIME Magazine’s special February edition is a faceless white man behind bars. At first glance, I assumed this was an issue about millionaires and billionaires who deserve jail time for getting over on society, but after a double take I saw that it is actually about wrongful convictions, celebrating 25 years of the Innocence Project.
A few days ago, it was announced that Ryan Murphy, the mind behind queer favorites like Glee and American Horror Story, is developing a show slated for 2018 called Pose that will explore 80s LGBTQ ball culture. According to Deadline, the series “examines the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York City: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.”
I hate it preemptively.
Not everyone has seen the new James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro (2016) yet. So, Mic has created a new video comprised of stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Janelle Monae, Lupita Nyong’o, Common, Chris Rock, Yara Shahidi and so many others who want you to “read James Baldwin” and know they iconic thinker whose work lies at the foundation of much of the movement building work that is happening today.