black superheroes

Image Credit: AOL BUILD Noam Galai Let's not forget all the #BlackGirlMagic that's happening in comics right now. You may
Are you excited about the upcoming Luke Cage series? You should be. With the visibility of Black Lives Matter our perceptions of heroism are no longer limited to straight able-bodied white males and their savior complex.
CAITLIN REYES The young woman who would come to be known only as shard in the years to follow was born in an alternate time
Little girls like mine need and desire to see characters who look like them and are the stars of the show. My girls have often expressed their joy when they see a character of color, exclaiming, "Mom! She's brown like me!" Their excitement is saddening, because it's a rarity.
It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing, fall TV is in full effect and Comic Con is back in New York. If there's
William Mwazi is an artist with an active imagination and a social conscience. In his artwork, he depicts Black celebrities
DC Comic's "The New 52," as the launch is being called, has given us a rarity, three books with Black characters as the lead. I decided to take a look at the first issues of these books and see how they stack up.
When I was young, the only Black comic book characters I could remember were an African princess, an African king and a jive-talkin' ex-con. At the time, I didn't think it was a problem that there wasn't anyone for me to identify with.