29 Days of Blackness

Michael Jai White

The 52 year old actor, director, writer, producer and martial artist (he knows 8 different art forms!) was the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the titular character in the 1997 film Spawn.

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Virginia Hamilton

Day 6 & 7: 29 Days of Blackness Virginia Hamilton was born on the March 12th, 1936 in Yellow Springs Ohio and passed away on the February 19, 2002. She was born into a family of storytellers and from a young age was told the stories from her grandfather who was born into slavery and…

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Cree Summer

To say Cree Summer is talented is vastly understating her abilities. She is one of the few, if not the only one (I may have to do a deep dive online to find out) to say they are part of the DC/Marvel/Disney/Starwars/Jim Henson/Transformers/Voltron universes.

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Representation Is Everything

Representation is everything. When was the first time you saw yourself in art? Lady K recalls the impact that this had on her. During this Black History Month (also known as February) we will be celebrating the many (known and not so well known) contributions we have made to pop culture for #TheCulture.

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Brother Man: Dictator of Discipline

Day 2 : 29 Days of Blackness My earliest memory of seeing a Black super hero was finding the Brother Man: Dictator of Discipline comic on the book shelf in an Afrocentric store in Queens, NY. The art style was vastly different than what I was familiar with from the two big publishers. It seemed…

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