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That Time Lois Lane Became a Black Woman

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That Time Lois Lane Became a Black Woman


Today, we take a look back at one of the most controversial Superman comic books, September 1970’s “I Am Curious (Black)” as part of DC Comics’ Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane run.

That Time Lois Lane Became a Black Woman

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #106

In Lois Lane #106 (by Robert KanigherWerner Roth and Vince Colletta), the famous reporter travels to Metropolis’ “Little Africa” to interview some of the residents for a story she’s keen on writing. She is ecstatic about her report …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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What Does It Mean To Be “Black Butterfly Beautiful”

The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

Similarly, there is no one ideal image of a black woman -- each is gorgeous in her right. All African-Americans share a glorious history of struggle and perseverance that has funneled into the modern black renaissance. And, like the graceful butterfly, the awakened black woman exemplifies the dazzling beauty of that cultural evolution.

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