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Mosiac Stock - Diverse book covers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin Feb 25, 2015. 1 Reply

So! While I was poking through Tumblr, I came across this.…Continue

Tags: covers, book, fantasy, black, diversity

My head hurts.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Iran harris Jun 5, 2014. 4 Replies

I don't know why I'm surprised.In my head, this was an American issue. Or at least, that's what I told myself. Mostly to keep from being how I am at this current moment in time.Speechless, and…Continue

Tags: experiment, doll, white, black

Multiracial romantic relationships in books

Started this discussion. Last reply by Iran harris Jun 30, 2014. 46 Replies

So I want to touch on a topic that's important to me. I'll attempt to keep it as succinct as possible.I am black. My boyfriend is white/Nicaraguan.Even before we met, I preferred men of other races.…Continue

Tags: books, fiction, black, relationships, multi-race

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Jul 22, 2016
Russell A. Mebane commented on Khadija Harris's blog post Book suggestions for a work endeavor
"I don't know of any popular sci-fi authors outside of Octavia Butler.  You can google any others on Amazon and find them.  I heard W.E.B. duBois wrote something called "The Comet".  I've never read it because I…"
Jul 22, 2016
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Book suggestions for a work endeavor

Yeah! I have something I'm trying to do for work. Kind of inspired by a forum topic about why black speculative fiction isn't popular. I started getting emails about it recently and it got my brain ticking.At the large bookstore chain where I work, we do have a few shelves of African American fiction. But they're mostly urban fiction about gangs, or slave narratives. Nothing wrong with either, but my hypothesis is that  if you don't have a way of knowing that there's sci fi written by black…See More
Jul 22, 2016
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Book suggestions for a work endeavor

Yeah! I have something I'm trying to do for work. Kind of inspired by a forum topic about why black speculative fiction isn't popular. I started getting emails about it recently and it got my brain ticking.At the large bookstore chain where I work, we do have a few shelves of African American fiction. But they're mostly urban fiction about gangs, or slave narratives. Nothing wrong with either, but my hypothesis is that  if you don't have a way of knowing that there's sci fi written by black…See More
Jul 21, 2016
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Mar 8, 2016
Khadija Harris commented on El Tercero's event ONYXCON 7
"Had an amazing time today. Tomorrow is cosplay time."
Aug 16, 2015
Khadija Harris might attend El Tercero's event
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ONYXCON 7 at Southwest Arts Center and other Atlanta, GA locals

August 13, 2015 at 3pm to August 16, 2015 at 5pm
FYI ! TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW at ONYXCON.COM/TICKETS   !!!!!!!!!     VENDORS MAY NOW APPLY TO ONYXCON@GMAIL.COM with request to be a part of ONYXCON 7! ONYXCON 7 will span from Thursday (tentative) AUGUST 13th with ONYXCON INSTITUTE Library programming , Definite - AUGUST 14th (opening night GALA for The Inaugural ONYXCON FILM FESTIVAL kick off and ART EXHIBIT OPENING - a formal/invite only event - more info soon), AUGUST 15th -SATURDAY CONVENTION (1-7 pm), AND...YES - SUNDAY AUGUST 16th (1-5pm)…See More
Aug 16, 2015
Christine Taylor-Butler replied to Khadija Harris's discussion Question about marginalization
"The answer from my perspective is - it just depends.  I'm mostly in children's publishing and up until this year - publishers treated characters of color as a "niche" market and bookstores put the books in the black section.…"
Jul 11, 2015
Khadija Harris replied to Jarvis Sheffield - Admin's discussion Why Isn't Black Speculative Fiction As Big As It Should Be? What Can We Do About That?
"I think the issue is that there are probably small pockets of artists/writers/designers that work together. But they don't know each other exist. I found out about this site during a local art festival. I deeply admired a black artist's…"
Jun 29, 2015
Khadija Harris replied to Clifton McMillan Jr.'s discussion How to refer to race in an alternative Earth?
"I say you listen to Margaret and describe lots of things about the characters, not just skin tone. It's researched that readers will default to seeing characters as white, even when they're described with brown skin (or even darker). I…"
Jun 29, 2015
Clifton McMillan Jr. replied to Khadija Harris's discussion Question about marginalization
"I may be super late on this thread. Apologies. But sometimes when an artist or writer puts something out, his/her work is not fully understood or appreciated by the masses right at the time of it's release. It can take time, lots of time for…"
Jun 28, 2015
Khadija Harris replied to Iran harris's discussion Rachel Dolezal: "I'm Black Y'all!"
"All I can say is if she were black, bleaching her skin and dyeing her hair blonde... she'd be vilified and not praised."
Jun 19, 2015
Khadija Harris replied to Iran harris's discussion Criminal Minds: Your Inner Shemar Moore!
"Whose complaining about the picture? Maybe that was the only one where he was wearing pants!If ya don't like washboard abs, don't look. "
Mar 30, 2015

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Book suggestions for a work endeavor

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

Yeah! I have something I'm trying to do for work. Kind of inspired by a forum topic about why black speculative fiction isn't popular. I started getting emails about it recently and it got my brain ticking.

At the large bookstore chain where I work, we do have a few shelves of African American fiction. But they're mostly urban fiction about gangs, or slave narratives. Nothing wrong with either, but my hypothesis is that  if you don't have a way of knowing that there's sci fi…

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Belief in Oneness...

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

#NuffSaid

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, Diversity, Existentialism, Human Rights, Politics

Dear Millennials,

New York Magazine (the home state of our current orange nightmare) couldn't be more stark: your futures are being…
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A Family Affair...

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

Credits: Frances Arnold Credit: Caltech

Topics: Chemistry, Diversity, Diversity in Science, NASA, Nobel Prize, Women in Science

Click here to read about Frances Arnold's Nobel…
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AI and MEMS...

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

Image: Guillaume Dion

Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Internet of Things, MEMS, Neuromorphic Devices

A single silicon beam (red), along with its drive (yellow) and readout (green and blue) electrodes, implements a MEMS…
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Nano Noise...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 16, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

New noise: researchers have discovered a new type of noise that is associated with differences in temperature. (Courtesy: iStock/Swillklitch)

Topics: Acoustic Physics, Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Technology, Thermodynamics

A new type of electronic noise has been discovered by a team of physicists and chemists in…
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Moon Moons...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 15, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Could Earth's moon have its own moon? Science says: in theory. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Topics: Astrophysics, Exoplanets, NASA, Planetary Science, Space Exploration

I couldn't compound the two words in the post title (as in the article) and keep a straight face. Although, someone will likely write fiction about double system…
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Janeway, Nechayev, Sisko and #MeToo...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 12, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Image Sources: Memory Alpha Wiki

Topics: Civil Rights, Diversity in Science, Existentialism, Human Rights, Star Trek, Women in Science

Kathryn Janeway was the Captain of the Starship Voyager, lost in the Delta Quadrant that managed to have a seven-year run and eventually get back to Federation space for…
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Morally Reprehensible...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 11, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Delegates at the first workshop on high-energy theory and gender held at CERN last month. (Courtesy: CERN)

Topics: Diversity, Diversity in Science, Women in Science

More than 3000 physicists have so far signed an open statement…
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Accounting Dark Matter...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 10, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Fade to black: a type 1a supernova remnant as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. (Courtesy: NASA)

Topics: Astrophysics, Black Holes, Cosmology, Dark Matter

Primordial black holes do not account for all dark matter, according to new research by…
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