feature: top 10 black female cartoon characters

October 13, 2014

I’m a big old 80’s nerd and the 90’s takes a close second to my decade of choice if I were to ever go back in a time machine. It got me thinking of what my favorite cartoons were as a kid. It’s easy to compile a list of favorite cartoons… but what about favorite black female cartoon characters? You don’t really see a list like that often right? Well let’s create our own!
You can share your own favorites in the comments.

By Jamie Broadnax, AFROPUNK Contributor *

10. Goo from ‘Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’

9. Foxxy Love from ‘Drawn Together’

8. Orange Blossom from ‘Strawberry Shortcake’

7. Maxine from ‘Batman Beyond’

6. Keesha Franklin from ‘The Magic School Bus’

5. Gaia from ‘Captain Planet’

4. Valerie from ‘Josie and the Pussycats’

3. Susie Carmichael from ‘Rugrats’

2. Shana Elmsford from ‘Jem’

1. Storm from ‘XMen’

* Jamie Broadnax is the writer and creator of the niche blogsite for nerdy women of color called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has written for Madame Noire, is the VP of Digital for the SheThrives Network, and was named part of The Grio’s Top 100. In her spare time, she enjoys live-tweeting, reading, writing, and spending time with her beagle Brandy.
– Originally published on Black Girl Nerds, reposted with permission
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