Mara Brock Akil

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  • Birth Name: Mara Dionne Brock
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Creator, Executive Producer, Writer
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Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias, Black Lightning

Black Lightning's Tobias Is Thrilled to Be TV's First Bad Boy with Albinism

There's a seminal, seismic moment in Black Lightning's Episode 4 ("Black Jesus") when crime boss Lady Eve (Jill Scott) summons her underling Tobias Whale (Marvin "Krondon" Jones III) in for a meeting after a major f--up. Clearly, she intends to intim… Read more

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Being Mary Jane Trailer Rooftop
01:04 — Mary Jane has a new attitude!
Black Lightning: 2017 Comic-Con Panel
17:24 — The best moments of the Black Lightning panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
DC in DC Panel: The Many Shades of Heroism
47:40 — Black Lightning’s Executive Producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, star Cress Williams, The Flash’s Candice Patton, Supergirl’s David Harewood, and (more…)
Black Lightning: Season 1
Jefferson Pierce, a man with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a high school that also serves as a safe haven in a neighborhoo (more…)

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Cress Williams, <em>Black Lightning</em>
Why Black Lightning Has a Heavier Burden to Bear than Other Superheroes

It runs so much deeper than it seems

Cress Williams, <em>Black Lightning</em>
Black Lightning Is The CW's Most Personal Superhero Story

The CW series is breaking new ground thanks to showrunner Salim Akil

(l to r) Persia White, Tracy Ellis Ross, Reggie Hayes, Jill Marie Jones and Golden Brooks star in GIRLFRIENDS on UPN.  Photo: Darien Davis/Paramount Pictures  �2003 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved
Girlfriends Creator and Black Lightning Showrunner Team Up With Oprah for Your Next TV Obsession

It's a dramedy about black love

Cress Williams
The CW's Black Lightning Finds Its Leading Man

The new man in tights is no stranger to The CW

Seth McFarlane, Joss Whedon
How TV Veterans Conquered the Summer Movies

TV fans might have noticed some familiar names at the box office this summer. Now that it's widely a…

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil
BET Green-Lights Drama from The Game Creators

BET has given the green light to Single Black Female, a drama from The Game creators Mara Brock Akil…

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  • Birth Name: Mara Dionne Brock
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Creator, Executive Producer, Writer

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