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For The First Time In 20 Years, The Pink Power Ranger Is Being Played By A Black Woman

Better late than never! Also, did you know that Power Rangers is still on the air?

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Meet the brand new cast of Nickelodeon's Power Rangers Dino Charge.

From left to right: James Davies (Black Dino Charge Ranger), Yoshi Sudarso (Blue Dino Charge Ranger), Brennan Mejia (Red Dino Charge Ranger), Camille Manning Hyde (Pink Dino Charge Ranger) and Michael Taber (Green Dino Charge Ranger) at the 4th bi-annual Power Morphicon Convention in Pasadena, CA.
Photo by Rachel Murray / Getty Images for Saban Brands

From left to right: James Davies (Black Dino Charge Ranger), Yoshi Sudarso (Blue Dino Charge Ranger), Brennan Mejia (Red Dino Charge Ranger), Camille Manning Hyde (Pink Dino Charge Ranger) and Michael Taber (Green Dino Charge Ranger) at the 4th bi-annual Power Morphicon Convention in Pasadena, CA.

The show airs next week and it stars Camille Hyde as Shelby Watkins, the Pink Ranger.

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Hyde is the first black actress to play the Pink Ranger in the 22 seasons of the American Power Rangers.

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A Power Rangers fan wiki describes Hyde's character as a stubborn tomboy.

Photo by Rachel Murray / Getty Images for Saban Brands

And it looks like it's about time they mixed up the formula, people are already rejoicing the casting decision.

The kid in me will be watching the new season of Power Rangers mainly because there is finally a black pink ranger! Only took 22 years.

Ronnie Benion@Ronnie_BenionFollow

The kid in me will be watching the new season of Power Rangers mainly because there is finally a black pink ranger! Only took 22 years.

5:47 PM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

THE NEW PINK POWER RANGER HAS BEEN CASTED AS A BLACK WOMAN. Progress >

Lord@staynasty_Follow

THE NEW PINK POWER RANGER HAS BEEN CASTED AS A BLACK WOMAN. Progress >

1:06 PM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

So Camille Hyde, first Black Pink Power Ranger. Took 20 years to get a Black pink ranger and are going OMG BLACK STORM TROOPER on it. >__>

Carol H. Hood@CarolHennyFollow

So Camille Hyde, first Black Pink Power Ranger. Took 20 years to get a Black pink ranger and are going OMG BLACK STORM TROOPER on it. >__>

6:20 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@MimiHyde Congrats on being the first black pink power ranger #PowerRangersDinoCharge

edward@edwardisthemanFollow

@MimiHyde Congrats on being the first black pink power ranger #PowerRangersDinoCharge

6:06 PM - 31 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Typically, the Pink Ranger is seen as the love interest or be the beautiful female member of the team.

So proud of camillehyde for being the first Black Pink Ranger. I will be tuning in. Break Barriers!!!… http://t.co/7idsOHsfT1

Chrissy Nova@ChrissyNova7Follow

So proud of camillehyde for being the first Black Pink Ranger. I will be tuning in. Break Barriers!!!… http://t.co/7idsOHsfT1

8:16 PM - 30 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

It only took 22 seasons, but we're finally getting a black woman to be the Pink Power Ranger!

Kris Castro@kriscastroFollow

It only took 22 seasons, but we're finally getting a black woman to be the Pink Power Ranger!

11:07 AM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I hope this black pink ranger comes thru

Power Rangers Dino Charge is a good looking cast too. pink ranger Shelby is gorgeous - and the first black female pink ranger <3

shotarou kaneda@ohnineohfiveFollow

Power Rangers Dino Charge is a good looking cast too. pink ranger Shelby is gorgeous - and the first black female pink ranger <3

11:31 PM - 22 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

In case you haven't checked in on Power Rangers in a while, this newest season is pretty similar to the ones in the past: Five teenagers get super cool robots and have to fight evil aliens to save the world.

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The cast also features Indonesia-born actor Yoshua Sudarso as the Blue Ranger and Latino actor Brennan Mejia as the Red Ranger.

Photo by Rachel Murray / Getty Images for Saban Brands

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