Turtel Onli's Blog (18)

Assault of the Mainstream

Now that the Mainstream has tried and failed to take the life force outta the growing indie-Black age movement with its "afro-futuristic" blockbuster along with its here today-gone tomorrow great token Hero of Harlem, who among us is really about winning at  this challenge and profiting from the opportunities it presents?

Their best efforts to corner and control the Black Age is my proof that we are actually winning in this war for minds and market shares.....inspite of…

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Added by Turtel Onli on December 6, 2018 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

Commerce

Being creative or innovative is the easy part. The challenge that tends to overwhelm folks of African descent is the one of commerce. Controlling and profiting from the financial, administrative and distribution of those amazing good & services tends to lag behind.  Leaving those with better expertise in these areas to dog it out, exploit and profit. Not to mention over-control.

This is why breaking the "Black On Black" boycott of legal honest Black owned operations in a…

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Added by Turtel Onli on November 17, 2018 at 7:08am — No Comments

The Enslavement of the "Black Art Movement"

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…

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Added by Turtel Onli on September 19, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Finding your favorite indie Black Age products?

At a time when the indie Black Age of Comics movement is now nation wide with indie conventions in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New York and San Francisco, a question emerges.  Where do you find a dedicated spinning rack of indie produced / published Black Age products?  Hmmmm?  No where except Chicago at the Du Sable Museum and the urban internet cafe' Copy Cat.  In each of the other markets listed, no rack.  Not even where there is a Black owned comic book store.  The internet alone will not…

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Added by Turtel Onli on August 14, 2018 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

Who owns the Harlem Renaissance?

Who owns the rights to most of the material, books, and music, and  posters sold to school systems annually to expouse the values of the "Harlem Renaissance"? Are these publishers and distributors as Black as the content?  Do due royalties go to the hires or estates of the folks served up as creative or historic icons?  Or are these source of revenue leeching massive profits away from the community being educated?

This processing of "the New Negro" is still making money .....but for…

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Added by Turtel Onli on June 22, 2018 at 8:26am — No Comments

Financial impact?

Are there any stats or evidence of positive impact to or on independent Black owned businesses per the activities of Black Lives Matters, Black Entertainers, Black Athletes, and the ever loving Black Nerds? After they picket, party or protest is there a bump up of profits in…

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Added by Turtel Onli on June 11, 2018 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

Follow da Mouse

Now that The Mouse has made it legit to say or think, "Black / African derived super hero" folks can rise up and openly participate indie Black Age of Comics' creators and their continued lines of amazing products. After decades of being "Indie Black adverse" many can now deal in legal Black-Money by collecting and gifting indie-Black Age products.  Putting them in the hands of so many hungry deserving fans and students. The Mouse has come a…

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Added by Turtel Onli on May 26, 2018 at 7:53am — No Comments

Follow da Mouse

Now that The Mouse has made it legit to say or think, "Black / African derived super hero" folks can rise up and openly participate indie Black Age of Comics' creators and their continued lines of amazing products. After decades of being "Indie Black adverse" many can now deal in legal Black-Money by collecting and gifting indie-Black Age products.  Putting them in the hands of so many hungry deserving fans and students. The Mouse has come a…

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Added by Turtel Onli on May 26, 2018 at 7:52am — No Comments

Dealing In Legal Black-Money

Black lives will matter when Blacks deal more in legal Black-Money practices!

According to the Fed, Blacks now spend over 1.5 Trillion dollars on goods and services beyond housing, meds  and food.

the new tax law-bill will ad about 1.5 Trillion to the national debt profile of the USA.  Dealing in legal Black-Money would make a tremendous positive improvement in the financial, social, and cultural situation of Black Americans along with Blacks…

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Added by Turtel Onli on December 27, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Now that that stupid "Post Black " nonsense is over

Now that that stupid "Post Black " nonsense is over you are free to buy and cherish openly ONLI STUDIOS' Black Age indie products.  Along with other indie published products. From so many emerging kick ass indie operations.

Your best effort against the rising tide of Trumpism is to forever break the "Black on Black Boycott. This is when Blacks use any reason to not do legal commerce with other legal Blacks. 

Like the Blerds, too smart to really be "Black"........yet…

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Added by Turtel Onli on December 4, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

"Indie Today: Rhythmism Forever!!"

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Added by Turtel Onli on October 14, 2017 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

ONLI STUDIOS

2016:  Welcome to the Rhythmic-Zone!!!  Whatz in your collection?

ONLI STUDIOS, LLC is an indie publisher and production operation with a large and expanding foot-print! We do Rhythmistic Graphic Novels, Fine Art, video and more.

We are growing our international markets! Our info site averages over 300,000 views a month worldwide!

Our blogs reach over 10,000 viewers…

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Added by Turtel Onli on January 10, 2016 at 10:30am — 26 Comments

ONLI STUDIOS & The Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. Where people flow through over third Friday  events. We attracted art lovers, fans,  museum founders, collector organizations & city officials. . …

ONLI STUDIOS & The Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. Where people flow through over third Friday  events. We attracted art lovers, fans,  museum founders, collector organizations & city officials. .

Fans, collectors, curators and the curious were surprised to encounter the impact & quality of illustrations created by various Black Age Art…

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Added by Turtel Onli on November 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

20 Years: Living In The Black Age! Exhibition and Workshop Series.

OPENING RECEPTION NOV. 19th: "20 Years: Living In The Black Age!" This is the Black Age display and group art / multimedia exhibition at ONLI STUDIOS on the 4th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center. Also it will feature a screening of the historic DVD "Black Age Central" featuring the late & great L.A. Banks, from…

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Added by Turtel Onli on November 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Money Matters

African-Americans Wield Considerable Consumer Power

Source: marketwire.com



African-Americans' buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to 

The State of the African-American Consumer Report, released today, collaboratively by 

Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch 

and buy, and The National Newspaper Publishers Association…
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Added by Turtel Onli on October 14, 2011 at 11:26pm — 22 Comments

"BLACK AGE XIV" July 8th - 10th 2011

This event is about bringing the Black Age to the masses.  To this end we will be at the Annual free outdoor "Back To Our Roots" Arts & Crafts Festival at the DuSable Museum in Chicago July 9th & 10th.  This will expose several…

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Added by Turtel Onli on July 4, 2011 at 5:44am — 1 Comment

"BLACK AGE XII"

We at ONLI STUDIOS are glad to say that "BLACK AGE XII" was a success from every point of view. It opened doors, built bridges, and entertained all who were there. I have always maintained that the Black Age was the most independent movement in the game. Resistance is futile. We rock! We come! We conquer!



We have pioneered a complete genre and support system all in one. It is no mystery that the growth area of Sci-fi, graphic novels, and games will run right through the Black Age. I… Continue

Added by Turtel Onli on October 18, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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Blog Posts

BOCs @ Home...

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

Quantum games: Artist’s impression of the Alice Challenge experimental setup. (Courtesy: ScienceAtHome/Aarhus University)

Topics: Bose-Einstein Condensate, Electromagnetic Radiation, Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Physics

Citizen scientists have outperformed physicists in…
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It's Been A Long Time, I Shouldn't Have Left You...

Posted by PHARAOH aka NUBIAN7 on December 8, 2018 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

Peace. As the post title says, (inspired by Rakim's greatest opening lines), this marks somewhat of a return. I have not posted in a long while, so here I am. I hope everyone whom I have not communicated with; are doing well. 

I will be checking in more often than not.

Peace.

The Diversity Track & Black Science Fiction Society Back For Dragoncon 2019

Posted by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on December 7, 2018 at 2:43pm 1 Comment

The Diversity Track & Black Science Fiction Society Back For Dragoncon 2019

I just got news this week that the Diversity Track will be back for 2019 at DragonCon. I'm excited to be invited back for another groundbreaking event. Everyone associated with the first one this year knocked it out of the park! I could not ask for better volunteers, guests, photographers, moderators and participants.

Assault of the Mainstream

Posted by Turtel Onli on December 6, 2018 at 8:10am 1 Comment

Now that the Mainstream has tried and failed to take the life force outta the growing indie-Black age movement with its "afro-futuristic" blockbuster along with its here today-gone tomorrow great token Hero of Harlem, who among us is really about winning at  this challenge and profiting from the opportunities it presents?

Their best efforts to corner and control the Black Age is my proof that we are actually winning in this war for minds and market shares.....inspite of addictive  brand loyalty...the Black On Black boycott....and culturally based anti-intellectualisms.  I often present on panels.....over the years since 1992....at San Diego,,,,,Wizards.......C2E2.....on the Black Age or diversity....  Usually with a lame unprofessional uninformed person in charge.  Each time some hater stands up to taut how racist the Black Age is and how he of she gets so much more outta Manga/Anime'.

Sort of like all of the Black folks that spent 8 years complaining about…

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A NEW PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK, SHE

Posted by Ms. Regina Owens on December 5, 2018 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

The author Amina DeLaMere's has a new, and revised ebook entitled, SHE. The book was first written a few years back, later on Miss DeLaMere's will work it all out to rewrite the book, SHE, having the space being Ximena to board her spaceship to travel out into space way beyond her extraterrestrial world, Beta Nevaeh.  "Sometime ago, a politician once wrote, "there are no do overs." Maybe concerning politics, however in the world of a writer a do over, could be a new beginning," notes the author Amina Delamere. SHE, the ebook is now on sale on Amazon.com

The Talented Tenth Saga

Posted by Christopher Love on December 1, 2018 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

 Fundraiser for The Talented Tenth Saga. I need your help to see this live action comic book/short film to come true.

Synopsis:

A Time Traveler from the future arrives in the present to be captured by a billionaire called The Salesman who is rumored to be almost 200 years old. The Time Traveler must call the superhero group called The Talented Tenth for help. 



Can the Human Pearl, The Buffalo Soldier, Fiery Furnace, Shining Star, The Mysterious Maestro, White Butterfly, Alien Ambassador and John Henry 2.0 rescue the Time Traveler and save the Past, Present and Future.

https://www.gofundme.com/the-talented-tenth-saga?fbclid=IwAR2k5nx1Bz4SMoLcnPzJyyCajOBewNTiBp-qw_a_vVbFT_HMh5T3weTBcbI…

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On Teargas and Positive Thinking...

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

Reuters (via HuffPost): A Honduran toddler in diapers who came to the border on the migrant caravan sobs after she and her mother fled tear gas fired by American officers at the Mexican border Sunday.

Topics: Biology, Ethics, Existentialism,…

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Eugenics Wars...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 29, 2018 at 7:06am 0 Comments

Some say a global moratorium on germline gene editing is called for In the wake of He Jiankui's controversial study. LUISMMOLINA/ISTOCKPHOTO

Topics: Biology, Ethics, Existentialism, Star Trek

"Superior ability breeds superior ambition."…
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In Time for the Holidays...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 28, 2018 at 8:24am 0 Comments

A glass of beer, deconstructed. (a) At the beer’s surface sits a head of foam. (b) A trail of bubbles rises from a nucleation site along the glass wall. The rising of bubbles from different nucleation sites induces a global circulation (sketched here with white arrows). (c) Cellulose fibers serve as nucleation sites; gas cavities inside the fiber are clearly visible. (d) A 3-mm-wide mushroom-shaped bubble plume arises from the implosion of a millimeter-sized bubble when a beer bottle is gently tapped. (e) Surface bubbles seen from…
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