‘Luke Cage’ Delivers On The Unapologetic Blackness It Promised

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If you’re like me, then you’ve been binge-ing Luke Cage (and live-tweeting it if you’re about that life) all weekend. And if you’ve been bingeing Luke Cage all weekend, then you know that it is as Black as we all anticipated.

It's true! It’s true!

I pondered about how I was going to approach the cat that is Luke Cage through this piece. Was I gonna give a quick recap? Or maybe a reaction? Or maybe even a five-minute review? Truth be told, I want to do all those things.

You know why?

Because Luke Cage is a love letter to Black people. You can see the careful time, work, and dedication showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker poured into this project. Luke Cage also makes it painfully obvious that Marvel has realized that it has a Black audience that is no longer accepting invisibility.

We demand to be visible.

And Luke Cage is…

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