Badass Black Superheroes And What We Can Learn From Them

The global Black Lives Matter protests means seeing real-life superheroes in inspiring acts of kindness- and their representation in film.

#1. Storm (alias Ororo Munroe)

Source: Ray Ocampo

#2. John Hancock

#3. Okoye

Source: HannaFord

#4. Cyborg (alias Victor ‘Vic’ Stone)

#5. Blade (alias Eric Brooks)

These superheroes are examples of how representation works: the industry invests in its audience and makes them feel like they matter, that their issues, traditions, values and beliefs matter.

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