On Creating a Safe Space for People of Color in the Star Wars Universe

During Star Wars Celebration this past weekend, The Nerds of Color got to chat with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about bringing more creatives of color into the Star Wars Universe, while also protecting newcomers like Moses Ingram coming into the fandom. Kennedy knows they can’t change social media, but they can change how they react to it.

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Stealing the Show with ‘Peacemaker’ Star Alison Araya

Hey nerds! Just when you thought we were done with Peacemaker… surprise! We have one more interview to share with you all. Hopefully, everyone has seen the first three episodes that premiered on Thursday. If not, you need to get on that immediately so you can check out Alison Araya’s scene stealing performance in Episode 2.

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Gunn-ing for Peace: James Gunn on ‘Peacemaker’

Genius. Gonzo. Hilarious. Surreal. All four adjectives typically go hand-in-hand when speaking about the work of Peacemaker and The Suicide Squad mastermind, James Gunn. Indeed, the master filmmaker has been putting his unique, identifiable stamp on every project he’s shepherded since the first film he wrote — 1997’s Tromeo and Juliet. And from there, Gunn’s star has only grown brighter, serving as a testament to how sometimes, Hollywood gets it right, and rightfully rewards the talented.

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Do You Want to Taste the Glorious ‘Peacemaker’ Opening Credits?

I said it in my review already. Peacemaker has THE MOST GLORIOUS opening credits sequence ever in the history of television! That’s not an exaggeration! Now HBO Max has officially released the sequence in full, in all of its amazingness for you and everyone to now create TikTok homages to! But enough talk! Shut up and dance!

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Cherishing Peace with ‘Peacemaker’ Stars John Cena and Jennifer Holland

Today is the day! DC’s Peacemaker is finally here, streaming now on HBO Max! All this week we’ve had the pleasure of bringing you some ridiculously fun interviews with the stars and producers of of the series. But today, in celebration of Peacemaker Premiere Day, we are proud to present to you our interview with Peacemaker and Harcourt themselves: John Cena and Jennifer Holland!

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Chatting All Things ‘Peacemaker’ with Robert Patrick, Steve Agee, and Peter Safran

It’s Day 3 of our Countdown to HBO Max’s Peacemaker! So far this week we’ve had the opportunity to share interviews with stars Chukwudi Iwuji, Freddie Stroma, and executive producer Matt Miller. And today we are unveiling our interview with two of the best character actors out there, and one stellar producer: Robert Patrick, Steve Agee, and Peter Safran!

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Getting Nuts with ‘Peacemaker’ Star Freddie Stroma and Executive Producer Matt Miller

We’re continuing on with our countdown to the premiere of HBO Max’s Peacemaker here at The Nerds of Color! And for Day 2, we have a real doozy! If you all thought John Cena was nuts as the uber-violent, yet utterly hilarious Christopher Smith (aka Peacemaker), wait until you get a load of the completely insane and uproariously funny Adrian Chase (aka Vigilante) played by the amazing scene stealer, Freddie Stroma!

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‘Peacemaker’ Star Chukwudi Iwuji on Leading Project: Butterfly

It’s day one of our countdown to the premiere of DC’s Peacemaker on HBO Max! And today we’re debuting the first interview in our upcoming series of features celebrating the return of John Cena’s outlandish vigilante from The Suicide Squad! We were lucky enough to get a personal 1:1 with one of the series’ breakout stars, Chukwudi Iwuji!

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Countdown to ‘Peacemaker’ on The Nerds of Color This Week

Hey Nerds! Mike here! As many of you who’ve read my reviews for Peacemaker and The Suicide Squad know, I’m something of a sucker for James Gunn’s bizarre band of DC misfits. And this week, you’ll get to enjoy the insanity yourself, as Gunn and John Cena unleash the further adventures of Christopher Smith (aka Peacemaker), when Peacemaker officially debuts on HBO Max, this Thursday, January 13!

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NOC Review: ‘Peacemaker’ Makes For a Solid Piece of Television

Without hesitation, I can declare proudly that James Gunn’s gonzo comic book masterpiece, The Suicide Squad was easily one of my top five films of 2021. In addition to a fun story, gorgeously shot visuals, and hilariously raunchy script, we fell in love with the likes of fellow misfits Ratcatcher II, Polka Dot Man, and King Shark.

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Nothing is Black and White in Monochromatic Trailer for ‘Passing’

Being “white-passing” comes with a certain kind of privilege. One that can mean the difference between a life of discrimination or a life of luxury. Such a privilege is the topic of discussion in Passing, the brand new film based on the book by Nella Larsen, coming to Netflix and select theaters later this year.

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Activision Blizzard’s Toxic Culture is Part of a Larger, Ongoing Conversation about Video Games

This week, employees at Activision Blizzard plan to walkout in protest over work conditions and leadership’s poor response to workplace treatment of women — particularly women of color, transgender women, nonbinary people, and other marginalized groups, according to a Kotaku report. On July 20, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit alleging that the company cultivated a toxic and sexist, “frat boy” workplace environment, and since the bombshell news dropped, scores of former and current employees, reporters, and gaming leaders have voiced their concerns over the lack of accountability on the part of Activision Blizzard.

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Number One Son: Tarantino’s Bruce Lee Disrespect is Not New in Hollywood

In a survey conducted by The Asian American Man Study that asked “Who is the Asian American man you most admire and why,” the person with the second most votes was Bruce Lee.

The most votes went to “I don’t know/can’t think of one.”

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Appreciating the Diversity of Late-Generation ‘Pokémon’

When I first caught sight of Pokémon Neo Genesis cards being sold on the Home Shopping Network as a kid, I almost took my mother’s credit card and picked up the phone to put in a few hundred orders. I remember on one such occasion using the spare change from a trip to the gas station to buy a single booster pack. I came home with a gallon of milk and yet another holographic Machamp, all while receiving the admonition I knew was waiting for me at home.

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The Middle Geeks Interview: Amin El Gamal of ‘Breaking Fast’

For Pride Month, we are so excited to have on Amin El Gamal, who plays Sam on the amazing queer Ramadan rom-com Breaking Fast, which is now on Hulu! We dig into what drew Amin to acting, the experience of filming Breaking Fast and working with Mike Mosallam, their thoughts on the current landscape of MENA and queer stories in film and, what he’d love to see more of in the industry, and much more!

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A Review of ‘Across the Tracks’

Greenwood, Oklahoma aka “Black Wall Street,” dubbed so by Booker T. Washington, was a once thriving Black community. Thoroughly segregated from the rest of white Tulsa, nevertheless it boasted entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, entertainment venues, and markets, everything a town would need to sustain itself. To be happy and self-sufficient. That is until 1921 when a mob of deputized whites burned the town to the ground. Not only were the murderous white mob deputized to engage in the massacre, they were given weapons by officials of the city government. The even used an aerial bomb.

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Southern Fried Asian: Old Dominion University’s #StopAAPIHate Panel

This episode of Southern Fried Asian features a special panel organized by community members from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Keith, a graduate of Old Dominion, joined the panel alongside, Dr. Francis Tanglao Aguas, Dr. Kim H. Nguyen, Dr. Melody D. Agbisit, Veronica Salcedo, and Tracie Liguid.

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I Am Captain America: Get Used to It

by Thaddeus Howze

While Marvel Comics has never allowed Sam Wilson to remain Captain America, it is good to see they have decided to allow him to hold the title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In the comics, they engineered an excuse for him to become Captain America and when they were done with the story arc, Steve Rogers reclaimed his title and his shield.

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