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Michael B. Jordan To Produce ‘Static Shock’ Movie

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Michael B. Jordan will produce the new DC film Static Shock.

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  • Warner Bros. announced the return of Milestone Comics at their DC FanDome event in August. Part of the event was Reginald Hudlin revealing that an adaptation of the Static Shock comic books was in the works.
  • Jordan announced his involvement with the project on Friday. “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that,” he said in a statement. “Outlier Society [the production company] is committed to bringing to life diverse comic book content across all platforms and we are excited to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros on this initial step.”
  • Milestone Media was started back in 1993 by Black artists and creators to bring more representation to the comic book market. The Static Shock comics centered around a teenager named Virgil Hawkins who develops electricity and magnetism-related superpowers after an accident. Hudlin revived Milestone Media in 2015 and is bringing back a Static Shock digital series in February.
  • Jordan has ascended to superstardom and become one of the biggest names in Hollywood over the last decade. He broke out in 2013 for his role in Fruitvale Station. He has since played Adonis Creed in Creed and Creed II, sequels in the Rocky franchise. He most notably starred in Marvel’s 2018 blockbuster Black Panther. Jordan is also slated to appear in the future releases Without Remorse and Journal for Jordan.

Static Shock was previously adapted as a kids series by Warner Bros. Animation and ran from 2000-2004 on Kids’ WB.

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Sagar is a Digital Intern at UnmutedCo. He graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in Trumpet Performance and Economics. Sagar writes for Black News Alerts and the BNA Daily Podcast. He also produces the BossFM Morning Show.

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Former NFL Champ Nate Burleson joins CBS Mornings

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Former NFL player Nate Burleson has officially made his hosting debut on the newly branded morning talk show, CBS Mornings.

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  • It was announced earlier this month that Burleson would replace Anthony Mason. Previously Mason joined Gayle King and Tony Doukoupil as host of the former CBS This Morning.  The show was rebranded in tandem to the relocation of their set to Times Square and Burleson joining the cast.
  • Since 2017, former NFL player Burleson has been the host of Good Morning Football on the NFL Network and has served as an analyst on The NFL Today on CBS. Burleson will continue his role on The NFL Today.

  • Burleson is the second former NFL player to join a network morning TV show, with Michael Strahan playing a major role as a co-host on ABC‘s Good Morning America.

Burleson credits Michael Strahan as the ‘blueprint’ for his career path, explaining, “He’s one of those individuals that I took a liking to once I retired because he rewrote the blueprint. I don’t want to say that he is the blueprint, because there has been plenty of players that have transitioned out of the game into TV. There have been African American men and women before him that have done the same thing, but he is a guy that has shown me the lay of the land, especially being a transplant from the West Coast to now New York.”

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Polo G Reportedly Arrested in Los Angeles on Concealed Weapon Charge

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Polo G was arrested on in Los Angeles on Monday, TMZ reports.

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According to the outlet, Polo G was arrested after police allegedly found a concealed firearm on the Hall of Fame rapper, which TMZ points out is a felony. The supposed discovery of the firearm occurred when a vehicle Polo G was a passenger in was stopped.

It’s currently unclear why the vehicle was pulled over in the first place but it was reported that a male juvenile was also detained during the stop.

Polo was similarly arrested while he was in Miami for his Hall of Fame album release party. The arrest, which took place back in June, resulted in the rapper getting hit with charges of of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and criminal mischief. The rapper was also a passenger in a vehicle at the time of that arrest.

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Cardi B and Offset Welcome Their 2nd Child Together, His 5th

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Cardi B welcomed her and Offset’s second child together on Saturday, September 4.

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“9/4/21,” Cardi, 28, captioned a Monday, September 5, Instagram upload, alongside a blue heart emoji.

 

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The couple announced the Grammy winner’s pregnancy in June at the BET Awards. The “WAP” rapper showed her baby bump in a sheer jumpsuit during a joint performance.

The couple welcome Kulture, 3, July 2018. Offset, 29, previously welcomed Jordan, 11, Kody, 6, and Kalea, 6, in previous relationships.

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