Actor, and now producer, Michael B. Jordan has yet to hear any kudos for his role in Marvel’s The Black Panther, but that doesn’t matter because he’s keeping it real for the capes and the cowls. Partnering up with veteran showrunner Carol Barbee, writer-producer Michael Green (American Gods), MACRO and Netflix — MBJ will bring Raising Dion to the popular streaming service.
Based on Dennis Liu’s short film about a black single mother who discovers her young son’s multiple, constantly changing superhero abilities — Raising Dion is already green lit for 10 hourlong episodes. The sci-fi drama is amplified when Dion continues to attract attention for his magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole, Dion’s mother, must try and keep her son’s gifts a secret with the help of her husband’s best friend Pat, and protect Dion from evil who want to examine and exploit his attributes.
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).