April 28, 2012
illumistrations:

World’s Finest (African American Supergirl & Batgirl), original artwork.
This is the female (and race swap) of the World’s Finest which normally consists of Batman and Superman overlooking Gotham.  I just think that Supergirl and Batgirl are more interesting.  Still practicing with the tablet…

illumistrations:

World’s Finest (African American Supergirl & Batgirl), original artwork.

This is the female (and race swap) of the World’s Finest which normally consists of Batman and Superman overlooking Gotham.  I just think that Supergirl and Batgirl are more interesting.  Still practicing with the tablet…

(via mistyknights)

February 22, 2012

colorful-history:

Jackie Ormes (1911-1985) was the first nationally syndicated African-American female cartoonist. She started as an editor for a weekly African American newspaper called the Pittsburgh Courier, and in 1937 the paper began publishing her Torchy Brown comics. In 1942 she moved to Chicago and worked as a columnist for the popular newspaper the Chicago Defender, in which her one panel comic series Candy became published. In 1945 she resumed working at the Courier; this time she would publish her Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger comic, which would run for 11 years. In 1947, Growing tired of offensive stereotypical dolls, she would turn her character Patty-Jo into the first upscale African American doll. In 1950 Ormes would revive her Torchy Brown comics; these were featured in color print and included fashion dolls. All of Ormes’s characters defied the popular stereotype of black women at the time by featuring intelligent, stylish, and independent black women.

(via racismschool)

February 13, 2012
Hot Link: Black Female SuperHeroes

blackfolksmakingcomics:

It is what it says on the tin. Plus villains. Do check them out.

Aww yeah! 

February 5, 2012

WOC in Marvel Comics

WOC in Marvel Comics

(Source: mojojojoing, via captainchinhands)

December 18, 2011
velocicrafter:

dallastar:

 Black Barbie Doll Drive in Columbus | 
“We’re holding the Black Barbie Doll Drive, where we collected new and used Barbies to give to the girls at the BTW Girls Inc. and we’re turning them into natural hair Barbies,” said Candace McBride, Organizer for the Black Barbie Drive. 
In Columbus, Frolific is hoping to makes the wishes of needy young girls come true this holiday…But this time with a “twist.”
“Natural, is chemical free hair or hair with no perms.  And you can wear it curly, you can wear it locked, or you can wear it straight.  It’s just without a relaxer,” said McBride.
Hiding behind the hair, is a more important message: Teaching girls to accept who they are.
“Children need to know the importance of loving themselves and the way God made them and they don’t need any alterations to their hair or bodies to make them better…That they’re good enough the way that they are,” said McBride. 

velocicrafter:

dallastar:

 Black Barbie Doll Drive in Columbus | 

“We’re holding the Black Barbie Doll Drive, where we collected new and used Barbies to give to the girls at the BTW Girls Inc. and we’re turning them into natural hair Barbies,” said Candace McBride, Organizer for the Black Barbie Drive. 

In Columbus, Frolific is hoping to makes the wishes of needy young girls come true this holiday…But this time with a “twist.”

“Natural, is chemical free hair or hair with no perms.  And you can wear it curly, you can wear it locked, or you can wear it straight.  It’s just without a relaxer,” said McBride.

Hiding behind the hair, is a more important message: Teaching girls to accept who they are.

“Children need to know the importance of loving themselves and the way God made them and they don’t need any alterations to their hair or bodies to make them better…That they’re good enough the way that they are,” said McBride. 

(via klingonrealitytelevision)

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