Okay so lets talk about the cast of the new season of The Power Rangers Dino Charge. This is kind of epic that there is a Black Pink Ranger this year for the very first time. For 20 Years, the “Pink Ranger” represented the “pretty” or “desirable” female character or the one guys like and the one most girls want to be.

So to have the only female in this diverse cast be Black is great, because little black girls can watch this and actually see someone who looks like them as the sole female hero on the team… That is kind of a big deal.


If you’re tired of reading fanfiction where black characters are forgotten, vilified, depowered, humiliated, or killed just for “the hell of it”, please reblog.

If you’re tired of trying to find a Rhodey fanfiction that gives him something to do besides babysit Tony and get Stony together, please reblog.

If you’re tired of reading fanfiction where Nick Fury is a raging dick FOR NO REASON AT ALL, please reblog.

If you’re tired of reading fanfiction where black women are blown up and murdered simply for the sake of causing the white characters pain, please reblog.

If you’re tired of trying to find slash fanfiction with black men, or women and don’t find ANYTHING please reblog.

If you’re tired of reading romance fics where EVERYONE is paired up with someone ACCEPT the black characters, please reblog.

If you’re tired of reading fanfiction stories where black people don’t exist (even though the canon show/novel/video game/ whatever shows that they do) please reblog.

And if you’re sick of that crap, please write a fanfiction with multiple black characters who are 3 dimensional. Who are gay, or regal, or tough, or vulnerable and post it EVERYWHERE. Starting with the #blackinfanfiction tag


Afrofuturism looks like…

P.S. The truth is that I can’t stand Jubilee from the X-Men, but I get the feeling that I look like the Black Jubilee lol

Black Superheroes and Electricity Powers

epperanalchemist asked: This is more an observation than a question, but any idea why it seems like so many african american superheros have lighting powers? Storm, Static Shock, Black lighting, and I think there are two more I’m forgetting. Like, is it concidence or is there a racist stereotype here that Im missing? (I ask because I was planning a superhero with lighting throwing abilities (alla Zeus, for example), and realized there’s a trend).

conqueror-worm asked: First, you all rock. Second, I’m writing a superhero story. My main character is an alien who crash landed here as a baby. She’s black though she’s an alien. Her super power is controlling electricity. I’ve seen a lot of posts/articles saying that a ton of poc have electricity related superpowers in movies and whatnot, and I was wondering if you all thought it was racist a trope? Or if it should be avoided? Thanks!!

Anonymous asked: Hi! I love your blog; I’ve been reading through it voraciously, and have found it tremendously helpful. I’m writing a story about people born with powers (metas); my MCs are a white teenager and a black teenager. I originally wrote the white teen as having electromagnetic control, but then I realized there’s a prominent black comic book hero — Static — who has the same power. Would it be appropriation to do this? Are there any ways to mitigate it? Thanks! 

The reason I’m concerned is because there are parallels between the white teen and Static; they both decide to use their powers to be superheroes (actual superheroes don’t really exist in this setting), they both fly by levitating ferrous objects, they’re both comic book nerds, etc. This power has a narrative purpose, but if I give it to the black teen instead, I feel like I might be pandering. Would lampshading help? Thanks!

Hi all.

So this is indeed a trope that a lot of people have noticed. Even TVtropes has taken note with their “Electric Black Guy” trope page. They actually explain the trend here:

In 1977, DC Comics revealed their first headlining African-American superhero with Black Lightning. However, due to numerous controversies and licensing disputes, in the many many adaptations of the DCU he has often been used via Captain Ersatz. This eventually developed into a consistent pattern in which Black superheroes had electricity-themed powers.

In short, this trope is when you mix the black person with Shock and Awe.

From my understanding, this trope is not one engraved in racism (at least not in itself) but is indeed a trope. Black heroes are typecast into roles with electricity powers because it’s what people have seen again and again, thus a “natural” inclination. Much like when people place marginalized characters into the roles they’ve always seen them in because it’s what they know, this is the same concept minus the explicit racist stereotyping roots.

And in regards to the parallel between the existing hero with electromagnetic powers; these powers don’t belong to Black characters, therefore it can’t be “appropriative.” There are plenty of superheros with electromagnetic powers that aren’t Black and their writers never had a need to lampshade their work.

I’m definitely hoping for more roles outside of Black characters = electricity, and I do know there are, and if you’ve got a unique Black character with electric powers who isn’t essentially a copy of one before them, great. However, most folks would like diversity even within Black characters with powers and not just a defaulting to the electricity trope.

~Mod Colette

Powers do not belong to any specific group or ethnicity and therefore this does not account as appropriation. Appropriation would actually be more like giving your white character dreadlocks like Static or making him speak in African-American Vernacular English just for the sake of making your character “cool” or “edgy”. 

These are obvious signs of appropriation, but are also easily avoided by not making those choices for your character. You do not need to worry about appropriation in this case, but do be mindful of any cultural appropriation from this trope that may influence your character. 

~Mod Najela

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Discover the characters “HERO GENERATION” of “COMIC REPUBLIC” , a young comic editor from Nigeria .

Guardian Prime:

Tunde Jaiye is the fifth element, one of the five essential elements on earth ( earth, air, water, fire and man). He is the perfect man created how God intended man to be ( in his image).

He can do everything a normal man can do only magnified to almost God like levels. He is the guardian born to the human race as customary every 2000 years. He is Nigerian. He is Guardian Prime.


Joshua martins had always dug his nose deep in the books, marvelling at the nature of science never did he know that he would one day be part of one of sciences great anomalies, discovering that he was born with the ability of teletechnopathy and magnetism, this would eventually lead to him becoming the supersmart and witty hero and member of the extremes known as Nutech.

Max Speed:

Marcus chigozie, a teenage rich boy with anger management issues, had no idea he had powers until an event that changed his life, now he has the ability to move at supersonic speed, this new discovery has led him into becoming the super fast hero and member of the extremes known as maxspeed.

Power Boy:

Toye oluwadare is the typical school teenager that loves sports, loves social networks and never has the time to worry about his looks and who looks, but his identity becomes a concern to him when one day he discovers he can do things ordinary people can’t, and he most become someone else, he most become powerboy, teenage hero and member of the extremes.


A normal man discovers that fear is not just a state of mind but an existing entity and one day he becomes that entity. Eru is the curse of a man, a curse that has a face, a form but no fear, because he is fear.

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Power Up #02 (2015)  // BOOM! studios

It has been foretold that four noble warriors of incredible strength would be gifted with cosmic abilities at a moment of planetary alignment…which, yeah, something definitely went wrong here.

Story: Kate Leth, art: Matt Cummings

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