Reading the comments was more valuable vs the actual article. Many people who are black saying how ridiculous the idea of changing the race of Spiderman. Though the comics state it is an alternate universe, it still is ridiculous.
One point in the comments mentioned Eartha Kitt, which was a perfect point. Growing up I never thought of Eartha Kitt as black, I just thought of her as beautiful woman, who played a darn incredible cat-woman. The race issues today are making race a focus when it does not need to be. How about making a good story, how about just choosing the right actors vs worrying about making a political statement?