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Celebrate Black History Month Online: State of Black SciFi 2012 Coming Soon!

StateofBlackSFLogo2012I'm so excited to participate in a discussion about the State of Black speculative fiction with a few of my writer friends.  During the next seven weeks, we'll participate in a blog hop or blog tour where we all give our opinions on issues surrounding this interesting topic.  I'm hoping that this online event will become something that we do each year during Black History Month.

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Holiday Movies with the McCalla Family

ColumbianaDuring the holidays the McCalla family sits down to watch some incredible movies and TV features.  This year we spent time watching Columbiana and Afro Samurai. You get the theme? Revenge against those who murdered a parent, in front of the child none-the-less. 

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Check out my Guest Blog with Honestly YA about my First Interracial Romance Ending in Violence

This week I had the pleasure of guest blogging with Honestly YA.  I thoroughly enjoy this blog and the topics discussed.  My guest blog centers on my first interracial romance in high school and how it ended in embarrassment and violence. Stop by and leave a comment. Honestly YA Blog

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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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YA Indie Carnival: Read a Paragraph from Chapter 1 of Breaking Free by Alicia McCalla

Indie Carnival IconThis week the YA Indie Carnival topic is to post one paragraph of a current story or work in progress.  Here's an unedited paragraph from the beginning of Breaking Free. I want to introduce everyone to XJ Patterson. I hope she's tough enough to be a revolutionary leader. In the beginning, she's reluctant but she's still on a mission. 

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Visited the Afro-Futurism Exhibit at the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia

Alicia_at_Tubman_Museum_in_MaconMy husband and I visited the Riffing on the Real: Afro-Futurism in the Arts Exhibit at the Tubman African-American Museum in Macon, Georgia. It was an easy drive from metro Atlanta to Macon.  The exhibit was wonderful.  We thoroughly enjoyed it.  The subject of Afro-futurism encompassed various motifs like sci fi, fantasy, futurism, comics as well as other art and artifacts from African masks to contemporary or visionary art. It was a true sci fi experience.

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Interview with Trisza LeAnn Ray: RWA’s 2011 Golden Heart Winner in Paranormal Romance

Trisza_Leann_RayTrisza, I was so excited to see an African-American win in the Paranormal Romance category. I cried along with you at Nationals. Thanks so much for agreeing to interview with me. I’m totally excited. 

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The Tragic Negro in Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1990 Total Recall

Mel_Johnson_Jr_Mouth_OpenMy seventeen year old and I sat down to watch Total Recall on the Sci Fi channel recently. I'd already filled his head up with how wonderful this retro movie was and about how it was considered to have pushed the envelope with special effects and visual interests.  As we munched down on popcorn, I relived watching the movie in  the theatre. The excitement and anticipation was high until I got to the part with the tragic Negro. Does anybody remember him? I wanted to claw my eyes out.

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