Origins of Black Heroes on Facebook

Well the tale of how Black Heroes came into existence was a strange one. After crafting a very successful group dedicated to a former friend turned well known sprinter …who after hitting fame pretends I don’t exist (can you say asshole?)… I decided to turn all negatives into positives.

To this end I helped another friend beef up his own facebook page from a lowly 400 to 1900+ in about 3 months. Then it hit me……this is not my page…I have no control over the content nor can I reach out to fans Ive so carefully gathered. ….

That’s when Angie entered the picture  and said

“BH….your good at this online writing stuff why not do something totally you?”

Totally me? To tell you the truth I had no idea what that was after all I was Father/photographer/online writer/translator all mixed into one so really…..what was my thing?

That’s when it hit me as I perused Facebook and stumbled onto a group aptly titled “Why are their no Black Superheroes?” it was so absurd I couldn’t help but direct my mouse to said very page and inquire where the founder had come up with such a negative and completely ridiculous question. He was an A-Hole who didn’t know his ‘family jewels’ from ‘marbles’ so I gathered a few images of positive Black Superheroes and got them thrown together.

Then came to titular challenge….what to call the page? Black Superheroes was a common term which meant “A figure, especially in a comic strip or cartoon, endowed with superhuman powers and usually portrayed as fighting evil or crime” . But I wanted a page not just for the “superpowered” but also the normal. I wanted a page dedicated to Heroes. The meaning “A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life” was more akin to what I wanted so the idea had found a name “Black Heroes“.  From their things started falling into place first came the group page which after a few talks the mainstay and main “Page” was made which included everyone’s favorite new button “like”. 😛

The rest as they say is history as Black Heroes moved from being about Black comic book characters to include those in film, books and those who bring them to us. Independent comics were soon under the banner as well as artists across cyberspace who had dreams and aspirations like myself flocked to our spot. Things continue to grow to this day with only the sky as the limit 🙂

So their you have it BH fans the how’s and the why’s of Black Heroes existence. Special thanks to all the BH fans who have helped me hone my vision and craft a success.



I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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  • March 30, 2013 at 3:24 am

    I’m not on Facebook but I went looking for a website that caters to black HEROS and now I’m HOOKED!


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