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We told you late last week that Marvel is changing the game by introducing Riri Williams as the new Iron Man (i.e., the protégée of Tony Stark). The addition of Williams is one of the many changes Marvel Comics has made to diversify their superheroes, including having an Afro-Latino Spider-Man, a woman as Thor, and an Asian-American Hulk. Even if you’re not a comic book fan, the news of a Black and beautiful woman playing the popular Iron Man character, one with darker skin and the fiercest ‘fro this side of the Mississippi, should excite you. So why are the people being thrown out there as prospects to play Riri — if she were to ever receive cinematic treatment — look nothing like the character? I mean, c’mon. It’s literally been five seconds since she was introduced and she’s already being whitewashed… Granted, I love Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zendaya Coleman, Amandla Stenberg and Kiersey Clemons, but no. Just no…
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Want To Work Out With Serena Williams And Kevin Hart? Now You Can

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If you’re always looking for a good workout but often find yourself struggling to put together the right combination of moves to work the areas you’re hoping to target, you need to download the Nike Training Club app. And now you have yet another reason to do so: You can work out with Serena Williams — and Kevin Hart, too. Seriously though, who wouldn’t want to get those abs, those arms and that overall strength? Um, I’m talking about Williams, here — no offense to Hart, as he’s gotten pretty stacked in the last few years as well. Nike teamed up with the Wimbledon champ and the fit box-office champ for a new workout on the NTC app. Put together by trainer Ben Monk, they call it The Hart Serena. This is Williams’s second workout for the app, Hart’s first…
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Lil Wayne Announces “Lil Weezyana Fest 2” Date And Headliners

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Lil Wayne has revealed the first details for his second annual Lil Weezyana Fest. The festival is set for August 27 in New Orleans. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz will headline the the ticket as Collegrove. The “special guests” have yet to be announced. But to give you an idea of the kinds of guests the festival has garnered so far, Master P, Drake and Curren$y were there last year. There was also a Hot Boyz reunion…
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