Dear Mariah and Shades on Luke Cage ... I Love You, but 'OMG Please Stop!' 

Unlike everyone else in the world, I didn’t watch all of season 2 of Luke Cage until this weekend. So that meant I didn’t get to be thoroughly and properly freaked out by this season’s “It” couple, Mariah Stokes Dillard (Alfre Woodard) and Hernan “Shades” Alvarez (Theo Rossi), until June 30, a full week after everyone…

Alfre Woodard Is Back as Mariah Dillard on Luke Cage: ‘Black Women Have Always Had Superpowers’

A new trailer for Netflix’s Luke Cage has dropped, and this time Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) is dropping some gems about black women in power. But don’t let Dillard’s proud-black-woman stance fool you. She’s still one of Harlem’s biggest crime bosses, but she’s about to meet her match.