We can officially declare that Friday (Sept. 30) was peak black. Not only did Solange Knowles drop her highly anticipated album, A Seat At The Table, there’s also blackness getting its shine in the comic book world. Marvel’s Luke Cage premiered today and the creators of BLACK released the first preview of the forthcoming graphic novel.
But just in case you’ve been living under a rock — or off of Twitter, here’s the run down of all things black that happened today (that we know of.)
1). Solange Knowles’ A Seat At The Table
After four years, Solange Knowles finally released her fourth studio album, A Seat At The Table. The LP, which is a mix of eclectic, neo-soul, R&B and electro-pop, explores themes of racism, self-care and love. Not to mention, there’s features from Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne, Kelela, Q-Tip, The Dream and Dev Hynes. And since Beyonce’s second visual album, Lemonade debuted earlier this year, we can say without a doubt that the Knowles sisters are most definitely winning 2016. Stream the project here.
2). Marvel’s Luke Cage
After the enticing trailers with Ol Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” and Nas’ “Made You Look,” we’re finally able to delve into one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. Marvel’s Luke Cage, also known as Power Man, follows the titular character who has unbreakable skin. Mike Colter stars the main man while Mahershala Ali will play the villain, Cornell Stokes aka Cottonmouth. Simone Missick will also appear in the series as the legendary detective, Misty Knight while Alfre Woodard and Rosario Dawson are also slated to make an appearance in the series. Head over to Netflix to watch Luke Cage.
Speaking of bulletproof men. What if only black people had superpowers? A world of Luke Cages. That’s what BLACK is set to show in the upcoming graphic novel. The Kickstarter-backed project reached its goal back in February and now fans are getting a first look into the world of BLACK. And so far, it seems great. Check out the preview via Comic Book Resources here.