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The landscape of television is becoming more diverse by the day. In effort to reflect real life series have become more inclusive and that means more characters of different races, ethnicities, and sexual preferences.

It looks as if The CW’s latest superhero series, Black Lightning, will also be in the forefront of inclusion as it introduces television’s first Black Lesbian Superhero–Thunder!

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Thunder/Anissa Pierce and her girlfriend, Grace Choi

“Anissa Pierce/Thunder” (Nafessa Williams) is the oldest daughter of “Jefferson Pierce/Black Lighting.” In the comics she has the ability to alter her density becoming extremely hard, heavy, invulnerable, and super strong–so strong that when she stomps her foot she sends shock waves through the ground that sound like thunder rumbling–hence her code name. Thunder is also a lesbian in an interracial relationship with fellow superhero, an Asian woman named Grace Choi who also possesses superhuman strength, courtesy of her Amazon heritage!

Chantal Thuy as "Grace Choi"

Chantal Thuy as “Grace Choi”

Thunder’s television counterpart will possess the same powers and it is being reported she too will share her comic counterpart’s sexual preference. Black Lightning has already Chantal Thuy in a recurring role as Grace Choi. Thus far there has been only one episode of the series and Anissa comes as pretty straight-laced until she or her family are threatened. She has also begun exhibiting powers, accidentally breaking the sink in her bathroom using her density powers.

As you can see from our main picture, Anissa will be joining her father in the field. Based on what he is up against in Freeland he is going to need all the help he can get. We just wonder will he be accepting of her sexuality. In the comics, Black Lightning is not too keen of his daughter’s sexuality initially, hinting at how it makes him uncomfortable. Time will tell, but you all just be sure to catch the second episode of Black Lighting tonight at 9 PM EST, right after The Flash!  Happy viewing!

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Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) Cast as The CW’s “Batwoman,” Batwoman Co-Creator Responds

As we have previously reported, The CW is once again expanding its superhero line up of DC Comics related characters, affectionately dubbed the “Arrowverse” by fans, with a new series based on Batwoman. The series is groundbreaking as the lead character will be a lesbian. Speculation on who would play the titular character is now over as it has been announced that Ruby Rose has landed the part!

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As we have previously reported, The CW is once again expanding its superhero line up of DC Comics related characters, affectionately dubbed the “Arrowverse” by fans, with a new series based on Batwoman. The series is groundbreaking as the lead character will be a lesbian. Speculation on who would play the titular character is now over as it has been announced that Ruby Rose has landed the part!

Ruby Rose is an Australian model and DJ, and also an out lesbian.

via Maxim

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The CW has found its Batwoman, who will appear in a DC crossover event of Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl in December and then likely again in her own standalone series.

Ruby Rose, the stunning scene-stealer from Orange Is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2and The Meg, has been cast as the caped crusader’s female contemporary.

What’s more, the character Batwoman will be openly lesbian, the first to lead a TV show.

“Rose will be playing the Kate Kane version of the character, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence,” an overview from DC Comics reads.

“But don’t call her a hero yet—in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”

Greg Rucka

Greg Rucka

 Batwoman’s co-creator, Greg Rucka, has sounded off in support of Ruby’s casting as Kate Kane/Batwoman:

We have to say AGAIN we are here for this new Batwoman series and cannot wait for this year’s crossover event. Team Arrow, Team Flash, The Legends, Supergirl, and Black Lightning are finally getting some help from at least one of Gotham’s superheroes! What do you guys think of this casting news? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

 

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Healthy Living! Mya (@myaplanet9) Talks on Her New Album, “TKO,” & Vegan Challenge Gone Viral!

Grammy award-winning R&B singer Mya tells all about her new studio album, TKO and her alkaline vegan challenge on an all new episode of Fuse’s Mind Massage. This episode appeared today on fuse.tv as part of Fuse’s Hip Hop at 45 celebration

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Grammy award-winning R&B singer Mya tells all about her new studio album, TKO and her alkaline vegan challenge on an all new episode of Fuse’s Mind Massage. This episode appeared today on fuse.tv as part of Fuse’s Hip Hop at 45 celebration.

Check out the clip below to learn about Mya’s favorite healthy snacks, new music and more!

One thing for sure is that Mya looks AMAZING. This healthy eating and vegan lifestyle has to play some part in that. Her album, TKO, is amazing as well. This album is definitely a love letter from the singer to her fans. Our favorite single from it has to be Ready For Whatever; the maturity of it just shows Mya is confident, powerful, and courageous.

Be sure you join Mya’s vegan challenge and download TKO on all streaming platforms!

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Yikes! Whoopi Goldberg & Jeanine Pirro Get Into It Backstage at “The View!”

It looks like arguments do not stay at the table when it comes to ABC’s The View. On Thursday, panelists, Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro got into a heated interview. Now we learn that the real drama went on behind the scenes with Whoopi and Jeanine getting into a shouting match backstage!

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It looks like arguments do not stay at the table when it comes to ABC’s The View. On Thursday, panelists, Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro got into a heated interview. Now we learn that the real drama went on behind the scenes with Whoopi and Jeanine getting into a shouting match backstage!

via Page Six

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The confrontation ended with liberal Goldberg allegedly shouting, “F–k you, get the f–k out!” at President Trump supporter and Fox News host Pirro.

During the screaming match, Pirro told Goldberg, “I’ve done more for abused women than you will ever do,” we hear.

The trouble, sources told us, started before Pirro even went on-air to promote her new book, “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy” — when Pirro arrived at “The View” to learn that anti-Trump CNN contributor Ana Navarro was filling in for Joy Behar.

“When Jeanine arrived on set she was looking for a fight and refusing to be on with Ana, demanding [Ana] not be in the segment,” an insider said. “[Pirro] was yelling at [‘The View’] executive producer and her staff like, ‘You need to handle this.’”

Another source told us that Pirro “was upset that Ana was there because she wasn’t told until the last minute. Ana is 24-7 anti-Trump. Jeanine wasn’t yelling, but you could tell they felt like the segment was being hijacked by shoving in an anti-Fox, anti-Trump person.”

Navaro did appear in Pirro’s segments, and things came to a head on the ABC show when the “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host accused left-wing Goldberg of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

Goldberg responded of Trump, “I have never seen anybody whip up such hate.”

It really sucks that Donald Trump can cause such chaos on a well-respected show. We are sure both ladies held their own, but this only serves as a sign of the times as politics have become more and more volatile.

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