“Mi hija,” my mother would say whenever I got caught doing something I shouldn’t be doing, “Be a leader, not a follower. Tienes que ser un ejemplo para tu hermano y tus amigos (You need to be an example to your brother and your friends).” She would tell stories of her childhood in the Dominican […]
Katrina Law Bringing Nyssa al Ghul Back to ‘Arrow’
Always excited to see Nyssa. Kinda wish (they probably won’t do this) there could be a crossover with Legends of Tomorrow for a NySara scene or two.
Fresh off the news that Manu Bennett is returning to Arrow as Deathstroke comes word that another fan favorite is headed back to Star City.
Katrina Law is set to return as Nyssa al Ghul for several episodes. Her arc will lead to a fight between Nyssa and her sister Talia al Ghul, played by Lexa Doig.
This confrontation seemed inevitable from the moment it was announced that Talia al Ghul would be featured in season five.
Nyssa (Katrina Law) and Oliver (Stephen Amell) are still married in the eyes of the League of Assassins.
When we last saw Nyssa, she had disbanded the League of Assassins and left to find her own path. She then returned to Star City for Laurel’s funeral.
Talia first appeared as Oliver’s mentor in Russia, however, it was soon revealed that she was supporting the evil Prometheus. She hates Oliver for killing her father Ra’s…
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Trevor Jackson Joins Yara Shahidi in Black-Ish Spinoff
This is fantastic news! So excited to learn more as everything develops and I can’t wait to see the spinoff.
Last January, it was announced that Kenya Barris’ hit ABC sitcom Black-Ish and ABC productions were in talks of producing a spinoff of the critically acclaimed show based on Yara Shahidi’s focusing on Zoey Johnson. The premise would be that Zoey will be “off to college… or “A Different World 2.0”.
Today, Shadow and Act reports that after three months of early production talks, ABC is moving ahead with the project, with additional casting announced this week.
ABC announced this week that Trevor Jackson (ABC’s “American Crime”) has been cast to play a college freshman (and classmate to Zoey/Shahidi). Additionally, Chris Parnell (“Saturday Night Live”) and Matt Walsh (“Veep”) have all booked roles as a pair of college administrators, respectively.
Jackson, Parnell, and Walsh are scheduled to be guest stars in an episode of “Black-ish”, which will act as a backdoor pilot for the spin-off series.
Filming for the untitled…
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How To Talk About #NoDAPL: A Native Perspective
Water Protectors gather after a day of prayer and direct action. (Photo: Desiree Kane)
This piece is very personal because, as an Indigenous woman, my analysis is very personal, as is the analysis that my friends on the frontlines have shared with me. We obviously can’t speak for everyone involved, as Native beliefs and perspectives are as diverse as the convictions of any people. But as my friends hold strong on the frontlines of Standing Rock, and I watch, transfixed with both pride and worry, we feel the need to say a few things.
I’ve been in and out of communication with my friends at Standing Rock all day. As you might imagine, as much as they don’t want me to worry, it’s pretty hard for them to stay in touch. I asked if there was anything they wanted me to convey on social media, as most of them are maintaining a…
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Academia, Love Me Back
My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published in a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education and Council for Opportunity in Education. I have consistently juggled at least two jobs and maintained the status of a full-time student and Dean’s list recipient since my first year at Suffolk University. I have used this past summer to supervise a teen girls empower program and craft a thirty page intensive research project funded by the federal government. As a first generation college student, first generation U.S. citizen, and aspiring professor I have confronted a number of obstacles in order to earn every accomplishment and award I have accumulated. In the face of struggle, I have persevered and continuously produced…
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