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YA Indie Carnival: Giveaway and Back to School Special

Carnivaltickets_001This week the winner of the giveaway is  Julie Witt! Congratulations Julie! I’ll contact you via e-mail Woohoo!

This week’s topic deals with Back to School. It’s weird for me since I’m an educator in Georgia and we’ve been back to school for well over 2 months.  My mind is thinking Halloween and Thanksgiving. LOL! 

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A Black Woman Sci-Fi Writer’s Unfounded Rage Towards “The Help”

The_HelpOk, it’s truth time. Deep down inside I secretly despised the tragic mammy. I know, my rage about the image was totally wrong, illogical, and unlike the normal me. I’m usually very accepting of all types but the whole Black mammy thing pissed me off. I was the kid who stared at the Aunt Jemima pancake box. I didn’t like that little woman with the red head rag. I ate my pancakes better when Quaker gave her a perm. And, that woman from Gone with the Wind, uggh, I wanted to slap her. She should’ve known how to birth a baby…

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Interview with Author Nicole Sconiers: Beckyville has the Snarky, Racial Humor of Undercover Brother Mixed with the Sophistication of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.

Escape_From_BeckyvilleI met Nicole Sconiers at OnyxCon 3 in Atlanta. I immediately downloaded the Beckyville short stories and dug-in. I couldn’t stop reading them. The stories push the envelope of issues that pertain to African-American women such as issues surrounding hair, attitude, rage, and injustice. These stories are not for the faint of heart. Sconiers uses speculative fiction to share those internalized emotions and feelings that some Black women have towards being victimized and treated as if they are racially inferior but it’s done in a snarky, satirical manner. I especially love the stories that expose issues surrounding Black women’s hair. I know I am always asked about my Sisterlocks. LOL!