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On the set of Captain America, Chadwick Boseman plays the Black Panther
On the set of Captain America, Chadwick Boseman plays the Black Panther Featuring: Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan Where: Berlin, Germany When: 12 Aug 2015

Black cartoon characters are getting some recognition


If we learned anything from this year's Emmys, it's that television is evolving. After cries of lack of diversity in Hollywood, we saw people of color walk away with some major awards. Donald Glover became the first black director to win an Emmy for comedy direction. Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing. And Sterling K. Brown is the first black actor to win best lead actor since 1998.

All of them winning major awards for shows tailored to adults, but what about the kids? Are the shows they watch including a variety of faces to represent everyone? Rapper, and now cartoon creator, Tyler the Creator sure believes there is room for improvement. He made that very clear at Comic Con this summer when he talk about his new adult swim cartoon featuring a black lead.

But give cartoonists some credit. They've worked hard to make sure there are some faces of color represented in their fictional world. One user on twitter took some time to show some appreciation to those characters.

The twitter handle @hemlockspidey put together a thread of over 100 black cartoon characters who have graced the small screen. Each character was given a brief description about what made them awesome and a picture collage. As most amazing things do on twitter, it went viral.

Some characters are as old as Fat Albert, while others are as new as Tucker Foley from 'Danny Phantom."
Some of the characteristics used to describe the cartoons range from 'baddie' to "care-free black girl" to "savage af."

And even though it seems like @hemlockspidey covered everyone, twitter reminded him of a few he missed. Some even reached on a few characters based on their voices.

And if you think there aren't enough black faces in cartoons, some comic books are catching up with the times.

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