I've long viewed the "Black Jesus" movement as a statement that there is as much justification for this representation of Jesus as the traditional European depictions. I don't think anyone is actually arguing that Jesus looked liked this. I think the argument from blacks to whites has been if "you" can render the savior in "your" image, why can't we?
This seems to me to be a black Catholic depiction. Maybe it's being used by missionaries in Africa; that's where most of the church's growth is happening.
This is the identity politics I was talking about. Black Jesus ministering to black children.
Again. This strikes me as overtly sexualizing Jesus. Why go there?
This is my favorite Black Jesus. It's conceptually interesting and modern.