About Jason Johnson

Dr. Jason Johnson is a professor of Politics and Journalism at Morgan State University, a Political Contributor at MSNBC and SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio. Notorious comic book and sports guy with dual Wakandan and Zamundan citizenship.

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The Batman wants no part of those discussions, which makes it a truly different, but ultimately disappointing addition to the franchise.
February 13, 2022
It’s that time of year again, everyone! No, not tax season. Not COVID season (that’s been going two years straight). It’s Super Bowl time!
January 20, 2022
Biden admits maybe he’s been skipping class, especially with Black voters. Maybe when he does show up in the future he won’t be empty handed.
December 11, 2021
If you’re up for a night of blaxploitation and are looking for a horrifyingly deadly night and not a Christmas-y one, tune into theGrio TV.
December 4, 2021
Blaxploitation is a genre from the 1970’s which didn’t just feature, but centered on Black characters, Black stories and Black love.
Virginia voter Denise Zimmerman
November 5, 2021
Jason Johnson writes there were good and bad results for Black voters and some lessons to be learned now that the dust has settled.
Horror Noire thegrio.com
October 31, 2021
‘Horror Noire,’ is the kind of creative work that Black people are always clamoring for with Black writers, directors, and faces on screen.
On My Block
Dr. Jason Johnson writes that without exaggeration, hyperbole or conflict of interest, On My Block is the best teen show in the history.
August 20, 2021
“What if T’Challa” bodies the concept of the white guy having it all and shows what real heroism through Black guy magic, looks like.
August 4, 2021
House candidate Nina Turner out-raised, out-organized and outspent opponent Shontel Brown and yet still came up short.
Jonathan Majors and Tom Hiddleston, theGrio.com
With Loki, Disney essentially made the perfect Black Lives Matter show for post-Insurrection America, and Black MCU fans are thankful.
Bill Cosby, theGrio.com
Once we accept that Cosby is not Black America’s father, discussion around his history of abuse and sexual assault will be rendered pointless.
June 9, 2021
While the 10-episode season of The Underground Railroad is beautifully shot and written, you’ll be hard pressed to find the show entertaining.
George Floyd thegrio.com
May 25, 2021
Remembering George Floyd in the context of violence against Blacks and not as a turning point prevents the erasure of those before him.
Regina King is set to direct the film adaptation of the Black-created comic, "Bitter Root."
Dr. Jason Johnson says the announced film adaptation of “Bitter Root,” will be the next cult classic — and may see King bring home an Oscar.
April 29, 2021
Dr. Jason Johnson writes that one way to have police reform is by licensing cops like teachers, doctors, and even strippers.
theGrio contributor Dr. Jason Johnson remembers his friend Midwin Charles, who died on Tuesday at 47 years old.
April 6, 2021
Erika Alexander’s Concrete Park is the first Black-owned, Black-created comic to offer NFTs of character moments and events from the book.
April 2, 2021
In a statement to theGrio, Jay-Z praised New York’s legalization of marijuana for paving the way for an “equitable cannabis market.”
February 19, 2021
What Biden and many white Americans don’t understand is that these new ‘diverse’ commercials are in no way a sign of racial progress.