Thursday, April 8, 2010
HERO PROFILE #16: Captain BLACK
Aka: "Cap" for short
Operates out of: Savannah, Georgia
Activities: Writing, communication, community organization
About his name: BLACK stands for Brotherhood-Loyalty-Ability-Courage-Kindness
Quote: "I applaud real life superhero members using bill money and buying folks in major trouble some necessities. I've given away thousands to people in need.
'Saving' the world while broke introduces a challenging element to RLSH and other hunger activists. It's a real sacrifice to pay for items others need while your pockets are increasingly thin. Shouldering this sacrifice is as heroic as stopping crimes in progress or visiting school children.
As a largely working and middle class movement, regularly sacrificing to help others shows our hearts are in the right place. It's too easy to just spend on ourselves without helping the needy. I do what I can. Capt. Black is known as someone who'll give you something to tide you over. Again, I do what I can."
-from a recent essay
Author's notes: I interviewed Captain BLACK by e-mail quite awhile ago. I'm on his e-mail list and I always take time to read his essays and have listened to some of his blog talk radio shows as well. A good example is a recent column he wrote on artist, athlete, and activist Paul Robeson which you can read HERE. You can find out more about him and a link to his blog talk radio show at his website, www.captblack.info