heroes. This is the first family I know of that are metahumans utilizing their gifts to save others.
Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, created and executive produced a scripted superhero series, based on DC Comics' series airing on TV Network CW. The show premiered on January 16, 2018. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name, created by Tony Isabella.
- Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil
Let me give some background information on the TV series creators/producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. Mara Brock Akil's mother advised her children to honor and respect aspects of every faith. Her family were practicing Muslims, and she was born into the Nation of Islam. Brock Akil met Mara Brock Akil's mother advised her children to honor and respect aspects of every faith. Her family were practicing Muslims, and she was born into the Nation of Islam. Brock Akil met Salim Akil while working on the set of "Moesha" and the two married in 1999. She and her husband, Salim, currently are practicing Sufi Muslims (I'm sure they know of "Moorish Science" and its connection to Sufism?).
Let's look at the TV series and the characters now. " Black Lightning" is aka "Jefferson Pierce" played by Cress Williams, a retired superhero with the ability to harness and control electricity and becomes a principal at Garfield High School. He returns to fighting crime thanks to his daughter and the threat of a star student being recruited by a local gang.
Anissa Pierce appears in the live-action Black Lightning TV series, portrayed by Nafessa Williams. Anissa, the eldest daughter of superhero Black Lightning is the first black woman on television to be both a lesbian and a superhero. Of course, this portrayal pushes the "Population Control Agena/Eugenic - Genocidal Program" of the Rothschilds and Rockefellers. Apparently, this is becoming the norm on nearly ever TV series and movie nowadays (read "ISIS PAPERS" by late Dr. Frances Cress Welsing).
Now, we arrive to the youngest sibling of Anissa Pierce, the heroine known as "Thunder" Jennifer Pierce. The character Jennifer Pierce is played by China Anne McClain. Jennifer Pierce is aka "Lightning". Like her father, Lightning possesses the power of electricity manipulation. She is able to generate electrical energy and project it as concentrated bolts from her hands. Lightning is also able to fly by generating a localized electromagnetic repulsion field. When manifesting her powers, Jennifer's body is surrounded by a glowing electrical aura with lightning-like spikes on her head and back. Lightning does not have full control of her powers and will short out any electronic device or appliance she touches. It is unknown at this time if further training and refinement of her powers will result in any other abilities (see CW picture at top).
The mother of Anissa Perce (Thunder) and Jennifer Pierce (Lightning) is Lynn Stewart (human), Black Lightning's ex-wife, whom is played by Christine Adams. Lynn and Jefferson divorced because of his earlier years of being "Black Lightning". The last straw that broke the camel back was when Jefferson/Black Lightning almost got killed. Therefore, she is not excited at all for Black Lightning coming out of his 9 years retirement.
This is the first time that I can remember, that a so-called Black family had super powers. Overall, it is a beautiful look in Hollyweird, beyond, the common buffoonery and coonery. Nevertheless, the only other problem I have with the show is how the so-called Black super hero has to have a so-called "white male" counterpart. We look at this same scenario often on so-called "Black TV series and / or movies," such as, Blade (Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson), Django Unchained (Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz), and etc...