Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan chair in ethics and political values and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also a professor of history. He is the author of several books, most recently, " The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. " The views expressed here are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN. The article below contains spoilers for 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier.' (CNN) Note: This op-ed contains spoliers for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' As a lifelong comic book fan, I see a Black Captain America as a long-overdue revolution in popular culture -- one that recognizes, rather than runs away from, the centrality of the struggle for racial justice to the larger American project. Peniel Joseph "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ," the six-part Disney series … [Read more...] about Why a Black Captain America changes everything
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“I’ll bet you I can rob a casino,” Allie Fox tells his wife Margot midway through the first season of the Apple TV + drama The Mosquito Coast . This is a mark both of how desperate their circumstances are and how highly Allie regards his ability to accomplish what others call the impossible. Margot, meanwhile, doesn’t so much as indulge him with an eye-roll, instead moving on to more practical solutions for their latest debacle. Though no casinos are robbed over the course of these seven episodes of television, I wouldn’t put it past Mosquito Coast to give Allie a chance eventually. The show is far more enamored with his problem-solving skills than Margot is, and it’s also determined to tell its story as slowly as possible. A casino heist could easily take up a couple of episodes, if not an entire season. Related Reviews 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Finale: A Miscarriage of Justice Nick Hakim, Roy Nathanson, and Creating Community During Covid … [Read more...] about ‘The Mosquito Coast’: Justin Theroux Heads South of the Border
L-R: Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Jonny Quest. Photo: Cartoon Network When most Americans of the last couple generations think back to when they first saw a Japanese animated television show, chances are it was after school, on an idiosyncratic, little programming block known as Toonami. Beginning on Cartoon Network on Monday, March 17, 1997, for two hours the channel was dedicated to action cartoons — Jonny Quest and Thundercats were on the first lineup, but so was giant-robot classic Voltron, and soon after, Robotech. They were later joined by Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon, massive successes in their home countries, whose American dubbed versions had previously languished on Saturday mornings, often in heavily edited versions. On Toonami, they found their audience, and dozens of anime series — Gundam Wing, Tenchi Muyo! and later, One Piece and Naruto — found theirs as well. This was a time when it could be daunting and expensive (and often technically … [Read more...] about How Toonami Became an Anime Gateway for Millennials
Netflix has released its list of new movies and TV shows for May 2021—and it includes some hotly anticipated titles. TV series returning in May include the second part of Lucifer Season 5 , the third and final run of The Kominsky Method , plus new seasons of Selena , Who Killed Sara? , Ragnarok and Love, Death & Robots. As for movies, the streamer has Zack Snyder's zombie heist thriller Army of the Dead and will also release the long-shelved Amy Adams thriller The Woman in the Window. Netflix also has classic films such as Scarface, Notting Hill and the Back to the Future trilogy coming in May. What's coming to Netflix in May 2021? Netflix originals: TV Released weekly Don't Be The First One Season 1: new episodes on Saturdays Law School Season 1: new episodes on Wednesdays Love Naggers Season 1: new episodes on Thursdays Luis Miguel – The Series Season 2 : new episodes on Sundays The Circle USA Season: finale on May 5 Vincenzo … [Read more...] about Netflix Release Schedule: What Is Coming to Netflix in May 2021?
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Four months ago, America’s most populous state was struggling to combat a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations that packed patients into outdoor tents and killed hundreds of people each day. On Friday, Disneyland, California’s world-famous theme park, was set to reopen to visitors after an unprecedented 13-month closure in what tourism officials hope is a sign of the state’s rebound from the pandemic. For now, the park is allowing only in-state visitors and operating at limited capacity. The day began with Disney officials and park employees wearing face coverings gathered in the park’s town square for the morning flag-raising ceremony. Disney chief executive Bob Chapek thanked the color guard for raising the flag daily throughout the 412-day closure and asked employees to “bring the magic back” for visitors about to enter the park. “We’re not just another place. We’re not just another theme park. We’re something special and we’re something special … [Read more...] about Disneyland opening highlights California’s COVID turnaround