The 'Wakanda Curriculum' is One Teacher's Attempt to Take Black Panther Conversations to the Next Level

Black Panther has been a lively topic of conversation for a bit longer now than most Marvel movies manage to be, and in wider circles. It owes a lot of that to its thoughtful take on producing politically relevant themes and pushing discussions about the worldwide black experience. Now, one teacher in Chicago is using…

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Erika Alexander On the Legend of Maxine Shaw, Living Single, and Her Buffy Spinoff Comic

Erika Alexander has one of those signature laughs. It’s really more of a cackle. Over the phone, her effusiveness travels, just as her character Maxine Shaw’s did through five seasons of Living Single, the prototypical ’90s sitcom about four black women in Brooklyn. At one point a cultural force—the highest-rated…

Guard Your Cabbages, Avatar: The Last Airbender Is Finally Getting a Series Blu-ray

Long ago, animation fans lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when Avatar: The Last Airbender vanished off the air. Ten years have passed and we’ve since discovered a new Avatar, a waterbender named Korra (who’s also since left the airwaves). But now, Nickelodeon’s legendary animated series is back in…