Black Culture

The Source Black History Icon of the Day: Tupac Amaru Shakur

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The Source has been profiling Black History Icons for the entire month of February, ranging from heavy-hitters in sports like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Muhammad Ali, to the beautiful and wise Maya Angelou who blessed us with her activism as much as she did with her poetry. Today, we look at one that holds a special […]

The CW’s Supergirl Uses Martian Manhunter To Address Being Black in America

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In the latest episode of Supergirl on The CW, the screenwriters use the alter ego of DC Comics’ Martian Manhunter to discuss the Black experience in modern America. In DC comics lore, the character Martian Manhunter, also known as J’onn J’onzz, is, well, obviously Martian. However in the television series, when he takes human form he trades in his […]