Escapism: Blackwatch For July 29, 2012 [@papadocabraxas]


In the same way you used to turn to the last page of Jet Magazine to see where Black people would be on TV, Blackwatch aims to tell you where you can find Black folks in the heights of their geekiness.

The Blackwatch list covers television, movies, comics, webcomics, and select websites that feature or are by Black people.

This list is always a work in progress. Not only because things change but also because new information is discovered. If any of you readers have any suggestions or want to highlight anything happening in Black media, please friend us on Facebook or leave a commenting the comments section below.

Here is this week's list.

On Primetime Television:

  • Rutina Wesley and Nelson Ellis appear on True Blood Sunday @ 9 p, HBO–new
  • Mpho Koaho and Seychelle Gabriel appear on Falling Skies Sunday @ 9, 10 & 11 p, TNT
  • Dev Patel, Blaise Brooks, Chris Chalk, and Olivia Munn appear on The Newsroom Sunday @ 10 p, HBO–new
  • Neil Brown Jr. appears on Weeds Sunday @ 10 p, Showtime–new
  • Michael Jai White, Kym Whitley, Byron Minns, and Tommy Davidson provide voices for Black Dynamite airs Sunday @ 11:30 p, Cartoon Network–new
  • Tristan Wilds appears on 90210 Monday @ 8 p, The CW
  • Camille Winbush appears on Secret Life Of The American Teenager Monday @ 8 p, ABC Family–new 
  • WWE Monday Night Raw airs Monday @ 8 p, USA–new
  • CCH Pounder and Genelle Wiiliams appear on Warehouse 13 Monday @ 9 p, SyFy–new 
  • Corey Reynolds and Robert Gossett appear on The Closer Monday @ 9 p, TNT–new
  • LisaRaye McCoy, Denise Vasi, and DB Woodside appear on Single Ladies Monday @ 9 p, VH1–new
  • Reno Williams and Nyambi Nyambi appear on Mike & Molly Monday @ 9:30 p, CBS
  • Malik Yoba appears on Alphas Monday @ 10 p, SyFy–new
  • Arjay Smith and LeVar Burton appear on Perception Monday @ 10 p, TNT–new
  • Rocky Carroll appears on NCIS Tuesday @ 8 p, CBS
  • Cress Williams appears on Hart Of Dixie Tuesday @ 8 p, the CW
  • Shay Mitchell and Janel Parrish appear on Pretty Little Liars Tuesday @ 8 p, ABC Family–new
  • LL Cool J appears on NCIS: Los Angeles Tuesday @ 9 p, CBS 
  • Benjamin Charles Watson appears on The L.A. Complex Tuesday @ 9 p, The CW–new
  • Lee Thompson Young appears on Rizzoli & Isles Tuesday @ 9 p, TNT–new
  • Sharif Atkins and Marsha Thomason appear on White Collar Tuesday @ 9 p, USA–new
  • Taraji P. Henson appears on Person Of Interest Tuesday @ 10 p, CBS
  • Dana Davis and Kumail Nanjiani appear on Franklin & Bash Tuesday @ 10 p, TNT–new
  • Sendhil Ramamurthy appears on Covert Affairs Tuesday @ 10 p, USA–new
  • Tahj Mowry appears on Baby Daddy Wednesday @ 8:30 p, ABC Family–new
  • Shemar Moore appears on Criminal Minds Wednesday @ 9 p, CBS
  • Reshma Shetty appears on Royal Pains Wednesday @ 9 p, USA–new
  • Hermes (voiced by Phil LaMarr) appears on Futurama Wednesday @ 10 p, Comedy Central–new
  • Cedric The Entertainer and Niecy Nash appear on The Soul Man Wednesday @ 10 p, TVLand–new
  • Mehcad Brooks appears on Necessary Roughness Wednesday @ 10 p, USA–new
  • Donald Faison appears on The Exes Wednesday @ 10:30 p, TVLand–new
  • Ryan Michelle Bathe appears on Retired At 35 Tuesday @ 11 p, TVLand–new
  • Katerina Graham appears on The Vampire Diaries Thursday @ 8 p, the CW
  • TNA Impact Wrestling airs Thursday @ 8 pm, Spike–new
  • Amber Riley and Naya Rivera appear on Glee Thursday @ 9 p, Fox
  • Benjamin Charles Watson appears on The L.A. Complex Thursday @ 9 p, The CW
  • Noureen DeWulf appears on Anger Management Thursday @ 9:30 p, FX–new
  • Enuka Okuma, Lyriq Bent, and Melanie Nicholls-King appear on Rookie Blue Thursday @ 10 p, ABC
  • Taraji P. Henson appears on Person Of Interest Thursday @ 10 p, CBS
  • Roy Wood Jr. appears on Sullivan & Son Thursday @ 10 p, TBS–new
  • Gina Torres appears on Suits Thursday @ 10 p, USA–new
  • Omar Epps appears on House Friday @ 8 p, Fox
  • Tiffany Hines appears on Nikita Friday @ 8 & 9 p, the CW
  • WWE SmackDown airs Friday @ 8 p, SyFy–new
  • Hill Harper appears on CSI: New York Friday @ 9 p, CBS 
  • Tamara Taylor appears on Bones Friday @ 9 p, Fox
  • K. C. Collins appears on Lost Girl Friday @ 10 p, SyFy–new
  • Michael Ealy and Indigo appear on Common Law Friday @ 10 p, USA–new
  • Tom Reed, Felix Solis, and Harold House Moore appear on NYC 22 Saturday @ 8 & 9 p, CBS–new 
  • Tamala Jones and Penny Johnson Jerald appear on Castle Saturday @ 10 p, ABC

All times listed are Eastern. Please check your local listings to confirm day and time. 

[Source: TV Guide and]

On The Big Screen

  • Bokeem Woodbine and Mishael Morgan star in Total Recall in theaters Friday August 3
  • Marianne Jean-Baptiste stars in 360 in theaters Friday August 3
  • Rashida Jones and Janel Parrish star in Celeste And Jesse Forever, co-written by Rashida Jones, in theaters Friday August 3
  • Zawe Ashton, Ki’juan Whitton, and Cornell John star in Dreams Of A Life in theaters Friday August 3
  • Ving Rhames stars in Soldiers Of Fortune in theaters Friday August 3

[Sources: Moviefone and IMDB]

In Comics

  • Batwing is featured in Batwing #12 coming out from DC Comics
  • Mr. Terrific is featured in Earth 2 #4 coming out from DC Comics
  • Batwing is featured in Justice League International #12 coming out from DC Comics
  • Alpha Girl #4, drawn by Robert Love, comes out from Image Comics
  • Thief Of Thieves #7, drawn by Shawn Martinborough, comes out from Image Comics/Skybound
  • Mettle and the White Tiger are featured in Avengers Academy #34 coming out from Marvel Comics
  • Storm, the BlackPanther, and Luke Cage are featured in Avengers Versus X-Men #9 coming out from Marvel Comics
  • Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man is featured in Ultimate Comics Spider-Men #13 coming out from Marvel Comics
  • Monet St. Croix a.k.a. M is featured in X-Factor #241 coming out from Marvel Comics
  • Storm is featured in X-Men #33 coming out from Marvel

Check with your local comics shop for the availability of these and other titles. Cover images shown above and creators listed are subject to change without notice.

[Source: ComicList]

In Blogs and Websites:

In The World of Webcomics:

  • World Of Hurt by Jay Potts updates on Wednesday (and starting from the beginning here on Komplicated, which will post Tuesdays and Fridays)
  • Fried Chicken and Sushi by Khalid Birdsong updates on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Ants by Julian Lyte updates Monday and Wednesday
  • The Knight Life by Keith Knight appears daily in newspapers and online. Also check out Keith's other comics at The K Chronicles website.
  • Stealth by William Satterwhite updates Fridays
  • Saint’s Way by Yasmin Liang updates Sundays
  • Say What?! by Maurice Love updates daily

Have a great week.


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