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Diversity Aboveground: TV Winners & Losers 2016

Diversity Aboveground: TV Winners & Losers 2016

It’s that time of year again to reflect on what television gave us this season and whether next season will be better in TV Winners & Losers 2016. Winners: Literary Fans Assuming they’re willing to put down their latest novel, book lovers will have more than usual to choose from on television. ABC will have

The Protagonist

Diversity Aboveground; Black Widow: Forever Red

In the last few years, Marvel has published several books written for the Young Adult market. The latest release is Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl. With the popularity of Black Widow and the way she’s been turned into a rallying cry for how female superheroes are treated, how is her portrayal? Does it

Magneto

Diversity Aboveground: New Magneto Needed?

Nowadays, it can feel like Marvel is nothing but change. Thor, Wolverine and Hawkeye are women. Captain America is African-American. Spider-Man has a Latina mother and an African-American father. With the end of Secret Wars: House of M coming up on October 28, is it time for a new Magneto? The current Magneto, Erik Lehnsherr

Black Cat, Misty Knight and Black Widow

Diversity Aboveground: Marvel’s Most Wanted

Did the holiday season of gift giving come early? It certainly seemed that way this week as Disney gave its fans two precious gifts…and that’s not including all the new Star Wars merchandise on Force Friday. Isaac Perlmutter has been Chief Executive Officer of Marvel since January 1, 2005 even after Disney took over the

FEATURE: Ten Marvel TV Characters Who Should Appear in the Movies

Following the establishment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen, Marvel Studios has since expanded this massive world to television. On ABC, we have Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. On Netflix, we have Daredevil, which paves the way for upcoming shows Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders miniseries. However,

Ghostbusters with Ecto-1

Diversity Aboveground: Bad-ass Female Scientists Needed!

In the United States of America, only 25% of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) workers are female. Across the pond in the United Kingdom, it’s even worse at 13%. In the African country of Guinea, only 5.8% of its science researchers are female. Many theories have been published about the lack of female scientists but

Marianne and Dawn

Diversity Aboveground: Strange Magic

Judging from its abysmal box office of less than thirteen million, most people didn’t see Strange Magic when it was released earlier this year. Perhaps it will have better luck on May 19th when the film will be released on physical and digital devices. Why does Strange Magic matter? First of all, the film revolves

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