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Lovecraft’s racism & The World Fantasy Award

Started this discussion. Last reply by Djeli Jan 3, 2012. 13 Replies

 This is actually a blog post by author Nnedi Okorafor. As she writes: On Sunday, a friend of mine wanted to see my World Fantasy Award statuette. When he saw it, he was taken aback. He looked like…Continue

Alan Moore v Frank Miller - What's the Politics of your Comics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Haneef B Dec 9, 2011. 2 Replies

My own take: Why barely veiled racialized, right-wing claptrap like 300 can't compare to visionary works like V for Vendetta or Watchmen.With the Occupy movement, it seems you and Frank Miller have…Continue

If Tolkien were black

Started this discussion. Last reply by Milton Davis Nov 29, 2011. 15 Replies

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 2:45 PM Eastern Standard TimeIf Tolkien were…Continue

Tags: African-American, Fantasy

Are African Americans Capable Of Tolerating Cinema That Questions Our POV Of Ourselves As A Race?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sidonie Colette Aug 29, 2011. 15 Replies

The author of this is Andre Seewood, an indie filmmaker critic with a background in film theory.This post is not an endorsement of Seewood's analysis; there's room enough here to find agreement and…Continue

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Timbuktu’s Destruction: Why Islamists Are Wrecking Mali’s Cultural Heritage

Ansar Dine, a radical Islamist militia, has set about destroying mausoleums and shrines in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu, which was once a great center of Islamic learning in the 15th and 16th centuries…See More
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About Me:
Afro-Caribbean-American writer of speculative fiction. Raised on genres of fantasy, sci fi, horror and the supernatural, I felt a need for more diverse tales with more diverse characters drawn from more diverse sources. To that end, I put pen to pad and fingers to keyboard, seeking to Imagine, Dream and Create new realms to explore.
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X-Men First Class, Race & X-Men History

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 8:23pm 2 Comments

I saw this in the theater in Brooklyn, in the hood cinema (Court St!), so it was a hilarious experience of talk and response to the screen from the audience.Since then I've had numerous conversations about the flick, the role of black characters, and more--including a few on this forum. It's been fun…

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Assassination Attempt 1

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 12:32am 4 Comments

Shabu-Bakmen walked along the palace grounds, hands clasped behind his back. As usual of late he was not happy. He passed through the royal grounds casting an eye to a gardener who jumped at his sudden appearance. His brow furrowed at the man’s actions. The whole palace behaved this way now. From the administrators to the servants, everyone was nervous and on edge. It was really quite difficult to get anyone to remain on the premises for the…

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INSURGENCY - Finale

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 4:48pm 2 Comments

Redemption for Adanna- Excerpt

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 10:59pm 7 Comments



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Happy Birthday Bruh!

At 1:03pm on September 5, 2011, Valjeanne Jeffers said…
I gotta give you props my brother "Skin Magic" is fire!!! Thank you for a most enjoyable read :)!
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Nice avatar. I love Todd Lockwood's work.
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I read your piece in Hogglepot. I think it's excellent. You had me rolling at some parts.
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Return of A.G.!

Posted by Marcus Haynes on June 26, 2017 at 1:27pm 2 Comments

The second book in the Elemental series, Return of A.G., will hit shelves and stores on July 26, 2017! It's been two years since the Elementals and Don defeated the evil android A.G. and put a stop to the Pru Empire's return. Now, De, M, Rod, Mo, and the new Elementals Jas, Lucas, Kiara, Jay, and Alex are all working together to keep their world safe. Their first order of business? Finding Samantha and Kevon Prudence, the two who made A.G. into a literal killing machine in the first place. The nine Elementals will have to travel to new locations and meet new people in order to outsmart the Prudence siblings and keep them from enacting their worst plan yet: bringing back A.G.

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UGI PDF SALE!!!!!

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Hey BSFS....got a great deal going on here!!! Two books (pdf) for only ONE DOLLAR PER BOOK!!! Have a personal goal to meet by this Friday....so whether or not you decide to get a copy yourself......or just share this blog, I would be grateful. And for an extra bonus, if you purchase both books and share this post, I will draw a black and white headshot of your OC!!!

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Community College Innovation Challenge...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on June 19, 2017 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

Using laboratory experiments, first place awardee, Del Mar College, Texas, demonstrated that their product, EnteroSword, could offer another solution to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here, team member Daniel Nasr Azadani, demonstrates how EnteroSword fights antibiotic resistant bacteria. Credit: NSF/Bill Petros Photography

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