Can people please stop going on about how black female characters need to stay single so that they can be strong and independent and your beacon of feminism? Stop. Seriously stop that shit. A black woman on the show being the only one to not be in a romantic relationship is not progressive. It’s not empowering. It is not empowering to turn on a tv show and see that character constantly be in the background when everyone else falls in love. Not when you’re constantly having studies coming out saying that black women are the least attractive, least desirable, and least likely to be married among their counterparts. Saying you need to see someone be single and proclaiming that it hasto be the black female character is gross. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it!
Anonymous said: It's funny cause the first Captain America was black. He was an experiment named Isaiah Bradley and he stole the suit on a suicide mission to kill Hitler, which was reserved for the (white) person they intended Capt. America to be. He's rescued by Afro Germans but placed in solitary confinement by the US govt. His wife protests and he's released but is mute due to the mental deterioration. His grandson becomes the Patriot & leads the Young Avengers. But they scrapped it b/c it'd outshine the
White Boy Scout they wanted Steve Rogers to be.
I feel like they could/could’ve done so much more with these storylines.
The “Truth” storyline with Eli’s (the Patriot) grandfather remains some profound storytelling, primarily because in the frame of the Jim Crow era, it makes perfect sense the US Government would test the super soldier serum on someone else. That someone else turned out to be the beginning of a great legacy in and of itself, thankfully.
When articles claim incorrectly that Sam Wilson is the first black Captain America, you point them to Isaiah Bradley.
Also, Isaiah Bradley was not the first Capt. He came after they lost Steve in the ocean. Bradley’s story is a nod to The Tuskegee Experiments.
The stunning Maria Borges wears a fairytale-esque gown painted with tones of bluey violets and pretty pinks in the shape of flowers which were carefully illustrated to make the dress look a piece of art, specifically inspired by that of 19th century painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema; from palette, to canvas, to material it shows how beauty is truly timeless. The volumous dress also featured floral applique, shimmering gems and an elegant trail of tulle making it the perfect princess dress and my favourite from the Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
8. She’s fucking badass. Let her be badass. And not in a relationship. Let her be on her own terms. Not tied down by worry of someone other than herself. She’s survived this long with just herself. Let it be a thing. She’s a survivor. Keep her aloof.
pop quiz, which black female character is this about?