Black Girl Cartoon Characters
My daughter is at an age where she is really enjoying watching cartoons but I really wanted to introduce her to black female cartoon characters that she can relate to.
After watching Frozen for the hundredth time, I wanted her to get to know other female black cartoon characters so she can relate.
At one point, she felt like her hair needed to look like Elsa’s.
That’s when I knew it was time to change things up.
Now she knows that she is black and beautiful.
The more you expose them, I think the more they will also see how beautiful they are in their own skin.
We are going to share a bit of:
Black female anime characters
Black female Disney characters
Black female comic characters
Black woman cartoon characters
This way you have a little bit of everything.
Keep in mind this list is for toddlers.
My daughter is only 4 and this is a list of characters I have personally introduced her to or will introduce her to them in the near future.
If you have suggestions of more black female cartoon characters I can introduce her to, please leave them in the comment section below.
So who are the best female cartoon characters?
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Here are 10 female black cartoon characters for you!
1. Penny Proud – The Proud Family
Penny Proud is the protagonist of Disney Channel’s The Proud Family franchise.
She is definitely one of my best black female Disney characters.
Not only is she a very talented singer, but Penny is also a straight-A student.
She’s on the football team and the newspaper staff.
Definitely a character I would like my daughter to aspire to be.
2. Monique from Kim Possible
You don’t see a lot of black women cartoon characters, but Monique is awesome in her own way.
Monique is Kim Possible’s closest female friend and confidante.
Monique’s known talent is her considerable fashion design ability.
She also enjoys shopping and has a job at the Club Banana in Middleton Mall.
She was eventually promoted to assistant manager!
She is friendly, down-to-earth, and extremely fashion conscious as we get to know her.
3. Riri Williams – Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron
Riri is a black female comic character!
Is she the next Iron Woman?
Riri is a teen that is currently attending M.I.T.
She learned how to build her own Iron Man suit out of scraps she finds around the school.
She is currently known as the black female hero Ironheart.
4. Maxine from Batman Beyond
Max was introduced in the second season of Batman Beyond.
She rose to become one of the smartest students at Hamilton Hill High School. She received a perfect score on the standardized GAT test and her class grades made her the lead candidate for class valedictorian.
She is definitely a computer genius.
5. Keesha Franklin from The Magic School Bus
Did you watch The Magic School Bus growing up?
I loved this show and watched it whenever my own mom would allow me to watch it.
Now that I think of it, I didn’t even think of skin colour back then to fully understand things.
But I am glad to know that The Magic School Bus did have a black female cartoon character as part of its crew.
Keesha is the proud, bossy student in Ms. Frizzle’s class, who’s always looking to get the facts.
If you are looking for a black girl cartoon character for your daughter to watch, she is the one.
She’s definitely epic.
6. Susie Carmichael From The Rugrats
Who here didn’t love little Susie and her mom Lucy from Rugrats?
Susanna “Susie” Yvonne Carmichael is a character from the Nickelodeon shows Rugrats and All Grown Up!
She is typically known as Angelica’s best friend, and she helps the babies to stand up to the mean-spirited toddler.
Susie is a beautiful, cute, bright, friendly, kind, compassionate, trusting, athletic, competitive, and fun-loving tomboy.
She loves adventure and like all the other babies in Rugrats, she has a very active imagination.
7. Bumblebee Teen Titans
Bumblebee is a former H.I.V.E. Academy student and a founding member and leader of the Titans East.
If you are into comics, then this matters.
I am so glad that black female comic characters are getting more and more represented.
Bumblebee is one of the “cockiest” characters.
She can be a little bossy with her teammates but deeply cares for them.
She is also extremely knowledgeable.
I feel like she is observant, kind, and very open-minded.
8. Numbuh Five from Codename: Kids Next Door
Abigail Lincoln a.k.a. Numbuh 5 is one of the 4 deuteragonists of Codename: Kids Next Door.
She became a KND operative three years before the show started as shown in Operation: M.A.U.R.I.C.E. She was trained by her older sister, Cree (Numbuh 11).
This black female cartoon character has a motherly side to her and acts like a big sister figure to most of her teammates throughout the show.
She’s definitely tomboyish and is not into girly things.
Numbuh 5’s passion in life is candy and ice cream.
9. Miranda Killgallen from As Told By Ginger
Miranda Killgallen is Courtney Gripling’s best friend and she has a strict father who is a police officer.
Miranda doesn’t make a lot of nice comments and she will usually say something cruel.
Miranda’s icy cruelty can be traced back to a strict upbringing from her overbearing father.
She is fiercely loyal to Courtney and becomes jealous if Courtney pays attention to anyone else.
A small part of her is still kind and she has been known to do some nice things – though she goes to great lengths to hide it.
10. Goo from Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends
Goo is extremely talkative, odd, and obnoxious, but at the same time, incredibly imaginative, energetic, and playful.
The fast-talking Goo Goo Ga Ga (called Goo for short) has a hyperactive imagination and is always seen wearing her hair in three braids, with a rainbow shirt, overalls and yellow cowboy boots.
She’s known for creating imaginary friends as she believes she’s lonely.
Other black cartoon female characters you can check out:
- Blisstina Utonium – Power Puff Girls
- Storm – Xmen
- Diana – Dungeons and Dragons
- Elisa Maza – Gargoyles
- Vixen – The DC Comics
There you have it, my list of black female cartoon characters you can watch with your daughters.
Did we miss some?
Leave your suggestions in the comment area.
Here is a quick list of black female anime characters:
- Yoruichi Shihouin – Bleach
- Miyuki Ayukawa – Basquash
- Coffee – Cowboy Bebop
- Syrena – Cannon Busters
- Canary – HunterXHunter
- S.A.M. – Cannon Busters
- Michiko Malandro – Michiko to Hatchin
- Carole – Carole & Tuesday
- Atsuko Jackson – Michiko to Hatchin
Here is a quick list of black female Disney characters:
- Tiana – Princess and the frog
- Ashley Boulet – Recess
I hope you enjoyed our list of black cartoon girls that your daughter can relate to!
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