Black heroes tentatively have gotten roles as sidekicks, cameos or in some cases leading roles with weak plots. Some go straight to the box office while others NetFlix or cable. Titles like Blade, starring Wesley Snipes, have paid off big dividends while CW's Black Lightning is content with its weekly time slot. Oh let us not forget last year's blockbuster Black Panther which broke many records with a virtually unknown cast, kudos!
I'm not going to get into the disparaging representation of Oscar nominees among actors/ actresses of color that's a discussion for another day. For now we keep everything light and festive. Happy Black History Month!