Jamillah Olsen (died 2020) was a reporter for ClapBack News visiting Freeland to report on the A.S.A. occupation.

Biography

Original multiverse

Freeland's occupation


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Jamillah started reporting the occupation at Freeland since it started. She uploaded video reports that detail many of the activities conducted by the A.S.A., including testing minors for the metagene and building facilities that cage any suspected people with metahuman abilities.[1][2] Eventually, she had an affair with Anissa Pierce.

Later, she joined the Freeland Resistance.[3]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Jamillah as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019,[4] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[5]

New multiverse

Death

During one of her reports, Jamillah was shot to death by the Markovians.[6]

Abilities

  • Investigation/Journalism: Jamillah was a skilled reporter. She used her personal phone with a tripod fixture to obtain visual and auditory documentation of the events that have transpired in Freeland.

Appearances

Black Lightning

Season 3

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Jimmy Olsen is an investigative reporter and photo-journalist working at the Daily Planet and is well recognized as Superman's best pal. His first appearance in the comics was Action Comics #6 (November, 1938).
    • Jamillah's name and occupation are a clear allusion to this character, despite being both race-bent and gender-bent.
    • James Olsen, who appeared on Supergirl, is also based on this character.

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