Could Tyrese Gibson Be the Next Green Lantern?

There have been plenty of rumors that the new Green Lantern film could feature more than one Green Lantern. That means that Hal Gordon, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and others could be at the center of this brand new project from DC Comics.

In the past few weeks, there has been speculation that R&B singer and Fast and Furious actor Tyrese Gibson would be John Stewart, one of DC’s first African-American characters.


In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor stated:

“There are certain things I can’t speak on. But I will say, however this works out, it’s definitely the fans’ fault. I was at home minding my own business and fans start creating these fan-made videos of me as Green Lantern and I looked into it. I’ve been a fan of the Green Lantern. I took the oath, and I had a meeting at Warner Bros. and certain things were said and talked about. We’ll just see what happens. ”

Fans may have some trepidation about him and the role because he primarily plays comic relief roles in his films and that may not be the way fans envision John Stewart.

One of the bones of contention surrounding comic book films, in general, is the filmmakers’ vision versus the fans’. Comic book fans expect a lot out of the filmmakers and expect them to create stories that are true to the source material, but fans can’t tell directors, writers and others how to interpret that source material. Fans have to wait and see like everyone else.

So will Gibson be a good choice for this iconic character? Maybe. Some may root for Idris Elba. But who knows at this point? There are about three years before the final product is released. Let the speculation build.

11 of the Best Black Characters From Popular Sci-Fi and Horror Films

Science-fiction can take the average person to awesome unexplored worlds or strange dimensions with different life forms. It can introduce new species and new ideas about the universe we all share and visions of the future we would like to see and what we wouldn’t want for humanity. Surprisingly, sci-fi also is a great way to infuse a variety of people in these new and interesting stories that other genres fail to do. Black actors have gained great notoriety for their roles in these types of films.
The-Book-of-Eli-2010‘Book of Eli’ (2010)

This neo-Western takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a book is the most prized and sought-after object. Denzel Washington is the star and portrays Eli, the protector of the book. Washington’s intensity is what makes this film worthy of watching.

BillyDee‘Star Wars: Episode V — Empire Strikes Back’ (1980)  

Lando Calrissian aka Billy Dee Williams is the leader of Cloud City and a close friend to Han Solo. He was a vital role player in episode six when the Rebel Alliance launched a final attack on the Empire. Calrissian had nuance and a swagger that could not be replicated.

Marvel Studio President Confirms Meeting With Ava DuVernay to Talk ‘Black Panther’ Film

All of this week there has been news that Ava DuVernay has been chosen to direct the Black Panther feature film. In fact, she has been meeting with Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, about the job, but no one has confirmed it. DuVernay has yet to confirm nor has Feige or any other official Marvel representative.

“The DuVernay choice could be great news for the future of the Marvel franchise not only because of the more diverse perspective she could bring to the table (she’d be the first non-white, non-male director to see a Marvel film to its completion), but also because in hiring someone with such strong vision, Marvel could combat accusations that its lucrative franchise is a creatively stifling place for directors,” according to writer Joanna Robinson for Vanity Fair.


There are a lot of fans hoping that she will get the job, but at this time, there is only known information about meetings with multiple directors, not just DuVernay.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Feige was asked if Marvel has chosen a director for the upcoming Black Panther and Captain Marvel films, and he says:

“I think by the end of the summer, we’ll have most of those things. Black Panther especially.”

There is still a great amount of speculation and anticipation on who will get to direct the Black Panther film, but until it comes directly from Feige, we will not know for sure.

Miami Summit Encourages Tech Growth in Caribbean

On June 25, Eveline Pierre, founder and executive director of the Haitian Heritage Museum in Miami, along with co-founder Serge Rodriguez will host a regional tech summit presented by Miami Caribbean Code (MC2).


“MC2 is an empowering movement and event series with the goal of fostering a bridge between the fast-moving tech world, the Miami-Caribbean community and the Caribbean region. We recently kicked off MC2 with our inaugural Youth Tech Summit in April for local Miami-Caribbean youth and educators,” according to Arlice Nichole, editor of

The event will feature entrepreneurs and tech innovators looking to expand their networks and connect with like-minded individuals. This space will be used to discuss the future of technology, and there will also be a variety panels that will cover tech innovations, trends and recent developments in the tech industry.

One of the major features of the event is the Caribbean Tech and Innovation Awards that will highlight the achievements of tech leaders from the Caribbean.

There will be a fundraiser for future events and the Haitian Heritage Museum.

Scheduled speakers include founder and host of devLatino Jason Mazier, president of Belle Fleur Technologies Tia Dubuisson and Oracle principal technical consultant Perside Foster. For the full list of speakers, visit MC2’s website.

The Miami Caribbean Code summit will be held in the Miami Design District. There is still time to register. Go to MC2 for more info.


5 Fascinating Reasons Black Investors Should Embrace Bitcoin

There hasn’t been a lot of good news about the fairly recent cryptocurrency Bitcoin. This new digital money has been recently connected with the illegal dark net site Silk Road. Because of its lack of regulations, cyber criminals have become attached to it. Even though the currency has a bad rap, many experts believe there is some good for it, and it could help the Black community.


Nicholas Colas Approves

To some financial wizards, Bitcoin will fill a void in the Black community that is currently occupied by pre-paid cards and payday loan services. According to Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist for the brokerage firm ConvergEx Group, believes that Bitcoin can replace these predatory services.