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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

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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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From Lion's Blood to Kindred, history influences alot of black speculative fiction. This is a group to discuss history, its presence in speculative fiction, biographies, counterfactuals and whatever else anyone thinks is relevant...
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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…


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…



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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Mimicking Nature...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 24, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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Topics: Alternative Energy, Chemistry, Green Energy, Nanotechnology, Photosynthesis

During photosynthesis, plants split water into hydrogen ions and oxygen. If researchers could devise a method to mimic nature,…


Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 21, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Topics: Civil Rights, Diversity, Human Rights, Politics

Charles Blow revealed his own assault experiences on CNN. It was courageous but not hard to believe, as every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted; 15 persons per day.…

Fallback Disk...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 20, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

A group of researchers recently observed a mysterious infrared emission coming from near a pulsar in NASA's Hubble Space telescope data. This animation depicts one possible source of the emission: a "fallback disk" or a disk that formed from materials of the parent star falling back into the neutron star after a supernova. Credit: ESA/N. Tr’Ehnl (Pennsylvania State University)/NASA

Topics: Astrophysics, Infrared, Neutron Stars, Neutrons,…


The Enslavement of the "Black Art Movement"

Posted by Turtel Onli on September 19, 2018 at 8:30am 0 Comments

During the heady days of the Black Cultural revolution in Chicago, there was a lot of art dealing with this hope and concept.  The mainstream galleries, Black art curators, historians and critics mostly stayed away from it.  Then once certain major players in this died in came the White parasites.  One a college professor the other a Jewish art dealer.  Both swooped in making deals to sell works, with the other building a entire career path for herself.  Now they are the accepted go-to authorities of this movement. That they treat as a dead slave on their plantations. "The Black Art Movement" now produces no revenue or power for the people it were supposed to benefit.

And all of this happened due to the "Black on Black boycott" that allowed non-Blacks to walk in a take it to the bank.  WHen Black do not support and endorse its own positives others come in later to reap its resources, power & wealth.

Sort of like Jazz, The Blues, Peanut Butter and Hip…


Schrödinger's Temperatures...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 19, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

A new uncertainty principle holds that quantum objects can be at two temperatures at once, which is similar to the famous Schrödinger's cat thought experiment, in which a cat in a box with a radioactive element can be both alive and dead. Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, Nanotechnology, Schrödinger's cat, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics…


Tunable Quantum States...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 18, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

When the researchers turn an external magnetic field in different directions (indicated with arrows), they change the orientation of the linear electron flow above the kagome (six-fold) magnet, as seen in these electron wave interference patterns on the surface of a topological quantum kagome magnet. Each pattern is created by a particular direction of the external magnetic field applied on the sample.

Image by M. Z. Hasan, Jia-Xin Yin, Songtian Sonia Zhang, Princeton University…



Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 17, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Topics: Civil Rights, Diversity, Existentialism, History, Human Rights

Republicans: Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party quickly surpassed the Whig Party as the principal opposition to the Democratic Party. In 1860, it came to power with the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency. The party presided over the American Civil War and Reconstruction and was harried by internal factions and scandals toward the end of the 19th century. Today, the party supports a conservative platform (from an American political perspective), with further foundations in supply-side fiscal policies,…

Cynical Capitalism...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 14, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming, Star Trek

The home world of the Ferengi species is…

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