1975, Southside, Metropolis. Kryptonia El-Kal –Afrikan Warrior-Mother, Revolutionary Spiritworker, Black Liberation Army Footsoldier–has just left her son behind with family in Kansas City. She returns to the hidden war raging in the city’s slum-zones. Mission: Liberate Black Humanity from urban enslavement; Destroy White Supremacy. Goal: Build a World where her child can actually live, can actually breathe.
1999, Southside, Metropolis. Clark Kent, Black Radical Dreamer, Orphan, Crime Reporter, a Black Woman’s Son coming into his own Powers–supernatural, ancestral, and inborn. As he contemplates his ability to survive gunshots and how he can “read” memories stained into concrete by puddles of blood, he begins investigating the story of a Black Revolutionary who was assassinated by Southside Metropolis Officers 24 years ago.
After Clark learns the truth of his origins and heritage, he has a reawakening. With this consciousness comes a revelation and a dilemma: 1) He is the Strongest Hue-Man in the World; 2) When you are Black, surviving the brutality of an Anti-Black society, is it your duty to destroy it or save it?
Black Superman is a Melanted-Blues’d Up visionary tale that re-imagines the origins of Superman from the Heart of The Afrikan Diaspora.