I am a mid-thirties African American male. My penis curves upward at a severe angle. Is my penis the norm?

May be, but ... If the severely upward curved penis is lifelong and you have functioned well in voiding and sex, it is "normal". If it just occurred lately with / without ache at erection and has changed in degree, you may be developing Peyronie's disease. In doubt / for detail? Ask Doc timely after collecting the info on its onset, degree, duration, and progress over time. Best wish ...