David Betancourt

Comic Culture Reporter, Washington Post

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“Obi-Wan Kenobi” star Moses Ingram has received hundreds of racist and misogynistic hate messages.

Racism facing Moses Ingram isn’t new for ‘Star Wars’ universe

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” star Moses Ingram has received hundreds of racist and misogynistic hate messages.

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Characters including The Falcon, Winter Soldier, Loki, Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye are all expected to have series streaming on Disney+.

‘WandaVision’ and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ are expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Characters including The Falcon, Winter Soldier, Loki, Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye are all expected to have series streaming on Disney+.

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