By Vernalee
Interesting, we don’t frequently see their portrayals, but there are over 60 Black female superheroes featured in Marvel, D.C. Comics, movies and the like. So if you think that our strength as women is limited to our sheer existence, think again! We are formidable even if the media does not give us the deserved recognition. From the days of slavery, we maintained our mental saneness though our precious children were taken and sold. We worked in the cotton fields from sunrise to sunset, became our Master’s mistresses, and cooked and cleaned their houses. Need I say more! Yes, we Black women have endured a lot! We have amazing inherited strength that has been passed down through the generations. No wonder we are super-heroes!

Photo reprint: Black Wonder Woman – illustrated by Anthony Pugh.