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CW’s ‘Vixen’ Renewed for Season 2, Could Become Live-Action Spin-Off

CW has announced a second season for its animated ‘Vixen,’ the first series starring a black superheroine, which could become a live-action series with Megalyn Echikunwoke.

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Art On TV

DC Comics’ ‘Vixen’ on CW to be First Animated Series Starring Black Superheroine

DC Comics and The CW have announced that an expansion of the Arrowverse will now include Vixen, the first Black woman superhero to star in her own animated series.

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Watch: Trailer for Black Dynamite’s Police Brutality Musical

‘Black Dynamite’ sets out to ruffle many feathers with an hour-long musical special on police brutality this Saturday, January 10th.

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Watch: Adult Swim Debuts ‘Black Dynamite’ Season 2 Trailer

FINALLY!!! ‘Black Dynamite’ is officially back for its second season on Adult Swim on Saturday, October 18th at 10:30pm ET/PT.

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Photo: This is NOT Esther Jones and Betty Boop Was Not Black

People have been circulating a mislabeled photo that claims to be Esther Jones, whose singing style inspired the popular animated character Betty Boop. Despite the connection, this doesn’t make Betty Boop black.

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Art Weekly Pick

Creative Pick of the Week: Artist Zhi-Yun Zhang Turns Pop Stars into Cartoon Favorites

German artist/graphic designer Zhi-Yun Zhang morphs some of today’s most prominent rappers, pop stars, and singers into our favorite cartoon characters.

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On TV

Watch: ‘The Boondocks’ Season 4 Trailer Reveals Money Troubles for Granddad

While fans of ‘The Boondocks’ may question whether the upcoming season will be worth watching, a new trailer gives us a pretty funny sneak peek at the Freeman family dealing with some financial problems.

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Aaron McGruder: “Nothing More Painful Than Leaving ‘The Boondocks’ Behind”

“Huey, Riley, and Granddad are not just property to me,” says ‘The Boondocks’ creator Aaron McGruder, who is not a part of the show’s upcoming fourth and final season. “Nothing is more painful than to leave them behind.”

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‘The Boondocks’ is Back, But Show Creator Aaron McGruder is Out

One minute there’s excitement abound over The Boondocks’ long-awaited return in April, the next we find out that creator Aaron McGruder had zero involvement with the forth and final season.

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Film

Live Action Film of 80s Cartoon ‘Jem & the Holograms’ in the Works

80s cult classic toyline and TV show ‘Jem & the Holograms’ is on track to getting the big-screen treatment.

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Harlem // ’70s Black Animated Character Exhibit @ The Schomburg | Feb. 5 – Jun. 14

Preceded by over 60 years of racist cartoon depictions of Black people, the 1970s marked an animated revolution that changed the way Black children saw themselves. ‘Funky Turns 40,’ a traveling retrospective exhibit will celebrate this legacy at Harlem’s Schomburg Center starting February 5th.

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Advertising Fashion & Beauty

Disney Partners with Barneys New York for “Electric Holiday” Campaign

Disney and Barneys New York have teamed up for a very interesting and head turning (in a good way) advertising campaign for the holiday season. Called the Electric Holiday, Disney stars Minnie Mouse, Goofy Goof, and Daisy Duck have not only managed to get taller and slimmer, but they even wear designs by big name designers.