Are there any black superheroes whose archetype includes a background in academics? Somebody pointed out to me that is was rare/non-existent on twitter the other day and now I'm curious, because I couldn't think of one at all.
It's hard enough to find cerebral black superheroes—meaning heroes who are predominantly known for their mental prowess instead of their physical prowess, so I'm not counting heroes like Black Panther—but even the ones we do have seem to be an engineer/inventor:
Are there any black superheroes with a background in academics (e.g., Professor Xavier)?
The only one I can think of is Black Lightning as a high school teacher, but he's not exactly what I had in mind.