First A Female Thor, And Now A Black Captain America?

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The cool-ass Falcon is now Cap?

No, no, NO!

Marvel should use the REAL Black Captain America, from “TRUTH!”

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Double V

See that “Double V” on that shield?!? TOO BLACK, TOO STRONG! LOL! :)

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Talking about the new, female Thor, I was telling a friend just this morning about the top five things mainstream superhero comic creators do to spur media coverage and sales:

1) kill them
2) change their powers/costume
3) Change their identity (new, younger male)
4) ” ” (make them female)
5) ” ” (make them Black or Latino)

Ten years from now, it’ll be like it never happened. :)

James Baldwin On Being An American Writer

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I’m in McKeldin Library right now, thumbing through its bound set of Freedomways magazine. I find where Augusta Strong wrote the article, “Notes on James Baldwin,” for the Spring 1962 issue. (Augusta Strong was listed in the contributor’s page as “a former English teacher and newspaper reporter who is a frequent contributor to Freedomways.”) She cites a Baldwin New York Times essay or interview:

“……to be an American writer today means mounting an underdog attack on all that Americans believe themselves to hold sacred…..it means fighting an astute and agile guerilla warfare with that American complacency which so inadequately masks American panic.” Furthermore, he says, the writer must “dismiss any hopes of winning a popularity contest,” and he adds, “….one must take it upon one’s self the right to be entirely wrong ….and accept penalties, for penalties there will certainly be.”