• 'Black Lightning' Star Nafessa Williams On Her History-Making Role And Repping Philly

    10 monthes ago - By Essence

    Nafessa Williams is set to make network television history this Tuesday as The CW's Black Lightning makes its debut.
    Williams, who plays Anissa Pierce, aka Thunder, is network television's first Black-lesbian superhero. Thunder is unapologetically Black and ready to fight for what's right as she steps into her powers.
    ESSENCE spoke to Williams, a Philly-native, who says she has the city to thank for her work ethic and discussed the history-making role and why her biggest purpose is to make sure that little Black girls see themselves represented.

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