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Black Superheroes

What's So Super About Minimizing Black Girls?

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

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.

5 Tumblrs Every Black Sci-Fi And Comic Lover Should Know About

Posted 10.15.2012 | Black Voices

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 a soft spot in your h...

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's...Oprah?!

Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts

William Mwazi is an artist with an active imagination and a social conscience. In his artwork, he depicts Black celebrities, politicians, and academic...

Assessing The New 52

Sean Campbell | Posted 11.23.2011 | Black Voices
Sean Campbell

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.

Requiem for a Superhero

Sean Campbell | Posted 11.02.2011 | Black Voices
Sean Campbell

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.