The Quick Read: Will 'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Consider Jumping To Netflix After ABC Clash?

Brent N. Clarke

Sydney Scott Apr, 05, 2018

Here’s all the news you need to know today:

Kenya Barris is considering making the leap to Netflix following clashes with ABC after the network decided not to air a politically charged episode of Black-ish.  This is the same network that airs rebooted Roseanne, which is loosely based on the life of a Trump supporter. Barris has three years left in his contract with ABC, but has been looking for a way to get out of the overall deal. (The Hollywood Reporter)

New character posters for Avengers: Infinity War have arrived and feature Black Panther characters T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Shuri (Letitia Wright), and Okoye (Danai Gurira) looking fierce and ready to join the Avengers in fighting Thanos. (Collider)

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams is urging Americans to carry the overdose antidote naloxone to combat America’s opioid crisis. It’s the first national public health advisory in 13 years. Adams says he hopes those at risk and their family and friends keep the antidote on hand and learn to use it. (AP)

Sasha Wall has become the eighth transgender woman killed in the US this year. The news comes after Wall, who was initially misgendered in the local media, was found shot to death in a car on a rural road in South Carolina. Most of the transgender women killed this year have been women of color. And, while this is the eighth known murder, that number is likely higher. (Advocate)

Blac Chyna has lost her endorsement deal with Momiie, the company that makes pink car-shaped strollers, after video of the media personality get into an altercation at Six Flags went viral. A company spokesperson said, “[We] cannot excuse that sort of reaction and behavior particularly in a family resort around children.” (TMZ)

Tyra Banks has revealed that she would consider more plastic surgery in order to deal with cellulite. The model mogul, who recently revealed she got a nose job early in her career, says she would be open to the surgery if it freed her from insecurity. (E! Online)

Cardi B has unveiled the tracklist for her forthcoming debut album Invasion of Privacy. The 13-track album includes hits “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi” and features artists 21 Savage and Migos. (Twitter)

Three British schoolboys are set to be honored after preventing a man from committing suicide. Sammy Farah, Shawn Young, and Devonte Cafferkey are heroes after noticing a man sitting on a ledge with a rope around his neck and rushed over to plead with the man not to take his own life. Their parents are extremely proud and hope they inspire other kids to act positively. (Hertfordshire Mercury

Gallant has debuted the sexy new video for his single “Gentleman.” Shot by Sasha Samsonova, the video is sensual and sees the singer getting vulnerable. (YouTube)