For me identity is something I struggle with and I'm in a constant battle with myself to define as that strong sense of belonging to one set tribe has never been there for me. But that is something I accepted long ago, I stand out from the crowd even when I try to blend in. Forging my own path while taking guidance from those around me and especially those bigger and bolder than me...role models. That's what the actors, directors, and creators in this ad movement by Netflix are. Role Models. "We stand up on any stage and every screen," he continued. "A day when black women are boldly the lead character, whether inmates or scholars. We’re not a genre, because there’s no one way to be black. We’re writing while black — nuanced ...

The world of comics is dominated by characters who are white so it's a surprise that it's taken this long for a comic to appear that challenges this status quo and presents a different view point. BLACK is a 120-page story that is comprised of six chapters. Having already exceeded their funding goal work to release issues monthly on digital platforms starting mid-2016 is already in motion with plans for extra things they can do to reward Kickstarter backers. Their idea is simple: In a world that already fears and hates them – what if only Black people had superpowers? The response from people however has been truly amazing as it's double their original goal with 12 days to go (at time of writing). The power of role models is a real thing and not having fictional characters you can identify ...