Unlikely News-Making Black Heroes

From Charles Ramsey to T.I., these folks went above and beyond to help those in need.

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Charles Ramsey (ABC News via YouTube); T.I. (J.P. Yim/Getty Images)

(The Root) -- When Charles Ramsey heroically saved three missing women who were held captive in a Cleveland home this week, the Internet erupted: How could Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michelle Knight be trapped for a decade without being noticed? How was Ramsey so brave that he was the one person who heard Berry's screams and actually did something to help?

The Cleveland native spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper and said that he still doesn't think of himself as a hero, but we're sure that Berry and her fellow former captives feel differently. In light of Ramsey's effort, here's a look back at a few more black heroes in popular culture.

Steve St. Bernard

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