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Black Women are Ugly, Fat and Masculine: A SciFi Writer’s Response to the Psychology Today Blog

Alicia_Senior_PictureWhen I was 16 years old, I remember riding the bus to school one morning. Two of my male classmates sat across from me. I was totally disinterested in them. I’d seen them before but they never registered in my mind at all. Then one of them said, “Alicia Cunningham, she’s only a B. She’s to dark to be an A.” I looked up. First, shocked that they knew my name but then the audacity to rate me while I was sitting there. So, I looked up annoyed and they kept going over all the girls in my class. Apparently, I wasn’t much to look at or talk about. 

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White Supremacy Did Exist in Thor: Loki as an Adolf Hitler Archetype

ThorMy husband and I finally got a chance to see Thor. It was everything that we thought it should be… Action, heart pumping, and Thor was a great hero.  Idris Elba actually fit in this Thor version.  In fact, we were impressed with the multicultural crew and strong female characters. For the most part it seemed like a traditional Marvel movie.  The only thing we both disliked was Loki. I mean what was up with his character?

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Racists boycott Idris Elba as a Guardian in Thor

idris_elba_in_characterI’ve being trying to convince my husband to take me to see Thor.  It’s totally my kind of movie.  When I started thinking about it, the thought hit me, isn’t Thor mostly a white male movie?  I paused and then thought, “I won’t be able to write about the movie on my blog.” I was wrong. Just search Idris Elba Thor on Google and look at the ka-zillion hits surrounding the controversy of Idris Elba playing a role that isn’t traditionally cast with a person of color. It’s ridiculous!

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From LSD to Senator: A Closer Look at Fringe’s Agent Broyles

Lance_ReddickI fell in love with Fringe a few years ago after a co-worker suggested that I watch it. I love the series.  One of the characters that I enjoy watching is Agent Broyles played by Lance Reddick.  By far, this has been one of my favorite Fringe seasons.  We watched Agent Broyles move from LSD to becoming a Senator in one season. How awesome is that?

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How the Heck Does Sherrilyn Kenyon know about Sisterlocks? A Closer Look @ Menyara in the Chronicles of Nick

Infinity_Nick_ChroniclesAs a YA author, I love Sherrilyn Kenyon’s new series. I already loved reading Nick’s adult story and now I thoroughly enjoy learning more about his story as a teen.  When I approached the series, I  knew that it was going to be good. Sherrilyn Kenyon knows how to tell a great story. Can you tell I’m a fan girl? So here I was minding my own business when wham! She introduces me to the character of Menyara! I love this character but more importantly, Menyara has Sisterlocks!