african hero

#BlackHistoryMonth #tbt: Being the first African American woman to travel to space is one of Mae Jemison’s many accomplishments. A dancer, Peace Corps doctor, public speaker and astronaut, Mae went to college at age 16, holds 9 honorary doctorates and has founded many STEM-related programs for students. 

Orisa PSA: Centaur Mom

Now that Orisa is finally revealed, let’s talk about some cool facts about our new favorite Centaur Mom!

Orisa is our first African hero from Numbani! Rejoice! Hailing from the fictional African city, Orisa’s primary directive is to protect the innocent. She is programmed with an adaptable and strong moral compass, meaning she will always do what is right and can update her own morals as needed.

Orisa’s ultimate ability, Supercharger, is based on a traditional Djembe, or African drum. Orisa can deploy this drum in battle, amplifying her team’s damage if they stay in range. 

These drums are key in most African musical activities, and encourage multi-person dancing and freedom of movement. Orisa’s body and drum are adorned with the zig-zag patterns common to many African textiles (like Bògòlanfini). Many of Orisa’s sprays feature her and her creator, Efi Oladele, playing these drums.

Orisa’s legendary skins, Dynastinae and Megasoma, are named and modeled after two different species of beetles. 

Dynastinae, also called the Rhinoceros beetle, is a common household pet in many parts of the world and is associated with strength, honor, and power.

Her second skin, Megasoma, is based on the Elephant beetle. This beetle is less common as a pet, but is nonetheless just as strong and powerful as it’s blue cousin.

The two protrusions on Orisa’s head are not horns, but tusks! African Elephants hold a special place in the ecosystem and culture of Africa, symbolizing power and honor, as well as having a very strong emphasis and protection and family. Elephants never forget!

Orisa’s mask-like face is based on a Baluba mask, a mask of the once-enormous Luba Kingdom in Africa! This specific type of mask represented the arts and creativity, and carvers in the Luba Kingdom had a high place in society.

Fun fact: Orisa is currently in the game right now on the live servers. Thing is, she’s smashed into a wall in Numbani Airport.

Orisa was the OR-15 unit that tried to engage Doomfist (or whoever crushed the airport) head-on, earning her a spot in the wall. Eli saw this and knew that this specific OR-15 had the capabilities to become something amazing if given a little TLC. Now, Orisa is back and better than ever! Get ready for centaur mom, she’ll be dropping onto the live servers in a few weeks, rebuilt and ready for action!


Bayard Rustin - The Gay Civil Rights Leader

Bayard Rustin was the heart and soul of the black civil rights movement in the United States, He was Martin Luther King Jr.s chef organizer, the pioneer of nonviolent resistance, and the man behind the march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which Dr.King delivered his momentous and influential “I Have a Dream” speech. Rustin’s open homosexuality was contentious, and to this day his impact on the American landscape is all too often overlooked.


By Creator Tony Isabellaand art by  Clayton Henry‏

I know he not static but he the next big next big. 

I wanna let y’all comic heads to know and aware that  Black Lightning is getting a miniseries which it coming out on the 1st of November.If any of y’all have a some interest in the character then its the best opportunity to pick up and support and spared awareness of the book as it still hot. DC has pulling him lately from giving a show to dlc skin and now his another chance of a comic book its up to us to let it waste in vain. Let shows them we want POC as they own character and don’t to rely on brand recognition of popular white heroes(im looking at you marvel).

Plz, give it a buy spared the word as you can.

To all people about to say M’Baku, Killmonger and Klaue are misunderstood and did nothing wrong...


M’Baku is the brutish leader of the White Ape tribe. In the comics, he SKINNED AN ALBINO GORILLA AND WORE ITS SKIN! He killed T’Challa’s father in the comics.

Erik Killmonger is basically what James Moriarty is to Sherlock Holmes. He’s a guy who gets under people’s skin and while beating the crap out of them at the same time. 

Klaue is a greedy scumbag who lived to tell the tale about Wakanda’s true colors as a highly advanced city as opposed to a third-world country it was made out to believe. 

THESE THREE VILLAINS ARE TRYING TO DESTROY WAKANDA AND ITS LEGACY! Why don’t you instead show some sympathy toward the one who really deserves it. The one who has to balance being a good man and a good king after his father’s death and upholding the legacy of the Black Panther. What was his name again? Oh yeah, T’CHALLA! 

i want more black characters in comic book movies

black villains

black heroes

black sidekicks

black comic relief

black supporting characters

black characters who are noble

black characters who are evil

black characters who are good because of altruism

black characters who are good because they feel guilty

black characters who are good because they want revenge

black characters who are good because it’s their job

black characters who are arguably not really on the side of good at all

black characters who are evil for sympathetic reasons

black characters who are evil because they fucking love causing destruction

black characters who are evil because they’re greedy

black characters who are evil because it’s their job

black characters who arguably aren’t evil at all



   This is James Monroe Trotter, a Civil War hero who lived in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was also a writer, educator, activist, and scholar.

    Born in Missisippi in 1842, James was the son of a slave. His father was her owner, who freed James’s mother when he married in the 1850s. James and his mother then moved to Ohio, where he attended a school for freed slaves. He became a teacher himself, moving to Chillicothe to teach in schools for students of color.

     While living in Chillicothe, he met Viginia Isaacs. Her mother had been born into slavery on Monticello, the plantation belonging to Thomas Jefferson. Her father was a grandson of Elizabeth Hemmings. Her father was one of the slaves freed by Jefferson’s will, but her mother was not. She was sold on the auction block in 1827. Her father saved money to buy the freedom of his wife and children. When the whole family was freed, they traveled to Chillicothe.

    During the Civil War, James Trotter traveled to Boston so he could enlist in the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (United States Colored Troops), Company K. He was the second man of color to reach the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He was wounded in battle at Honey Hill, but recovered.

    In camp, he continued his teaching, tutoring soldiers in reading and writing. He fought for the black troops to receive the same pay as their white counterparts.

   After the war, James Trotter married Virginia Isaacs. The couple moved to Boston, where he became the first African-American to be employed by the Post Office. However, he eventually resigned the position in protest when his race kept him from being promoted like other employees.

    He had an interest in music and wrote a comprehensive study of it in a book entitled Music and Some Highly Musical People, still used by music students today.

    James Trotter was appointed Recorder of Deeds in Washington DC by Grover Cleveland, the second African-American man to hold that post. (The first being Fredrick Douglass.)

    He died in 1892 of tuberculosis.
'Black Lightning' Boss: 'This Is an American Story, This Is Not a Black Story'
EP Salim Akil breaks down The CW’s new midseason super series

The CW’s superhero slate is expanding even further with Black Lightning.

Slated for midseason, this update of the groundbreaking comic tells the story of electricity-manipulating metahuman Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who has logged nine years as a high school principal when he is jolted out of superhero retirement after his own soon-to-be-super daughters are essentially threatened by local gang The One Hundred.

Developed by executive producers Salim and Mara Brock Akil, alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, this Black Lightning’s battles are even more grounded in social justice than when Jefferson debuted as one of DC’s first African-American heroes in 1977. While topics like Black Lives Matter, race relations, and police brutality are on the docket, Salim Akil stresses, “This is an American story, this is not a black story… We’re going to be culturally specific, but universal in our themes so everyone can see themselves in these stories.”

Below, Salim Akil previews the new drama ahead of its Comic-Con debut. (Stay tuned for an exclusive first look of Jefferson building his new suit, along with an interview with Williams.)

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