‘Black America’: Amazon’s Upcoming Slavery Reparations Drama aka the anti-‘Confederate’

Ain’t #NoConfederate bih! Howbowdah?!

According to a report from Deadline, Amazon has plans to produce and release Black America, an alternate-history series that imagines a world in which freed Blacks received the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as reparations for slavery during the Reconstruction Era, and how this leads to the birth of a sovereign nation, New Colonia.

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Milana Vayntrub Cast As Squirrel Girl in “Marvel’s New Warriors”

Y’all know how much I love Squirrel Girl, right? Y’all know I have loved her since the very beginning. My boy DJ Les Boogie hates that she once “battled” Galactus — and technically won.

Anyway, despite my deepest desires to write a live-action Squirrel Girl film, Marvel has decided to use the character in its Freeform television series Marvel’s New Warriors, and they’ve finally cast an actress to portray Squirrel Girl.

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Good Riddance 2016, and Hello 2017!

As I’m sure most of you will agree, 2016 was one bitch of a year.

Not only did we have to deal with numerous celebrity deaths and the crushing disappointment of a presidential election hampered by an increasingly antiquated process (not to mention both the media’s coverage of the candidates and the arrogance of third-party millennial voters), but I suffered personal losses as well.

I didn’t really speak publicly about this, but my mother’s death in August affected me in ways I couldn’t before conceive. Then there was the jinxed jaunt to Los Angeles over the Thanksgiving holiday, during which I was the victim of bank fraud. And I was beginning to feel a whole lot less fulfilled personally and professionally.

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