Category Archives: Diversity

‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Is the Best Show on Disney+ Right Now

I like watching Marvel cartoons. For a second, I was hooked on the Avengers Assemble cartoon, specifically its fifth and final season which heavily featured Black Panther. Recently a new Marvel character has hit the stratosphere of Marvel excellence and because she’s become such a fan-favorite among avid comic readers she got her own series. And yes, I can confirm that this series is AMAZING!

It’s been a while since I’ve been this obsessed with anything animated. Well, since Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse came out in late 2018 and blew my socks off. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, like Spider-Verse, is not just a great show because it features a Black superhero (but that is a nice perk), it’s a great story.

So far there are six episodes on Disney+ and every episode has made me laugh, smile, and most importantly, extremely happy. The songs are actually excellent (I’ve now got the theme song on my Spotify playlist), the characters are extremely likable, and the animation is done so well!

As you can probably tell, I’m really enthusiastic about this series and I absolutely cannot wait to see the next batch of episodes once they arrive on Disney+. For now, I can positively say that the show’s 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes is legitimate because this series truly is a marvel.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

‘Ms. Marvel’ Is a Reminder of the Beauty of Diversity

Yesterday I watched the third episode of Ms. Marvel and among its intriguing revelations and fun moments, there was something that stood out: its beautiful representation of the Pakistani culture.

As a young African-American woman, I know very little about this lovely culture. American media has painted Muslims in an overwhelmingly one-sided way. In nearly every movie or television show, I have ever watched Muslims are either terrorists or doting sidekicks to a white protagonist. To see this show every week has left me happier and happier.

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A New Age of Diversity Is Here and Here to Stay

For the past few years we have seen diversity highlighted in Hollywood in exciting new ways, namely the popcorn flicks that ultimately attract a lot of eyes and attention. In Marvel, we got to see a nice swell of diversity that continues to be a highlight of the franchise.

Valkyie, previously known as a white character in the comics, was recast with Tessa Thompson in the role. Not only was this exciting at the time of Thor: Ragnarok but to know that she has become the King of Asgard is rather thrilling to think about.

Black Panther, a film with a predominantly black cast, would go on to be the first Marvel movie to be nominated for Best Picture as well as the only Marvel film in the MCU to win Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.

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