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My Writing Inspiration: NetFlix’s High on the Hog Limited Series

Author Alicia McCalla Shares her writing inspiration NetFlix High on the Hog Limited Series.

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Ghana and my “Year of Return”

Year of Return! 2019 is the “Year of return” in Ghana this means that people of African descent throughout the diaspora can return to Ghana to reconnect with their roots and, if they choose, reclaim their citizenship and receive a Ghanaian passport.   This is not my first trip to Africa, I’ve been to Egypt but […]

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Alicia McCalla is Writing Superheroes!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm embarking on a new superhero journey. Be on the look-out for updates on my new genre.

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And the tale of the African Elementals Begins… Diverse Book Covers Revealed!

Origins boxset web copy

Courtney Milan wrote a thought provoking blog post that detailed at length the problems with the lack of diverse images on stock websites.  Her words resonated with me deeply.  But, let me go back for a minute. 

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#BlackSciFi 2014 Book Signing @ the Challenges Game & Comic Shop in Decatur, Georgia Feb 22nd

Come out and meet authors Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Balogun Ojetade, James Mason, LM Davis and Milton Davis as they discuss Black Speculative Fiction and read from their works. Come purchase books and have them signed by the writers. As an added bonus, James Mason will provide caricatures for any purchases totaling $20.00 or more. Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Time: 12pm-5pm […]

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#BlackSciFi 2014 Book Signing @ the Challenges Game & Comic Shop in Decatur, Georgia Feb 22nd (2)

SOBSF 2014 Come out and meet authors Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Balogun Ojetade, James Mason, LM Davis and Milton Davis as they discuss Black Speculative Fiction and read from their works. Come purchase books and have them signed by the writers. As an added bonus, James Mason will provide caricatures for any purchases totaling $20.00 or more. Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 […]

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Join Me @ DragonCon Panels on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity 2013

DragonCon news: The State of Black Science Fiction presentation will be Friday, August 30th at 8:30 p.m. in Embassy A-B at the Hyatt. Join Balogun Ojetade, L.M. Davis, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla and Milton Davis for a lively discussion on where we've been and where we're headed.   The Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Urban Fantasy Protagonists Panel will […]

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Guest Fest: Balogun Ojetade Discusses Countering Negative Images of Blacks in the Media

Soleem2The longest-running, most successful propaganda campaign of all time is for black inferiority.

From posters that advertised slaves for sale, to the New Yorker‘s radical “Obama” cover, there has been an unrelenting, powerfully persuasive effort to promote what the brand of black inferiority. Even today, for every positive image of African-Americans, there are 100 negative stereotypes; sadly, many of them perpetrated by Black people.

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The State of Black SciFi 2012: My Tribute to Octavia Butler

Octavia_ButlerWe’re almost at the end of our 7-week online Black History Month event.  It’s been an exceptional experience.  During week six, our topic is all about our favorite Black SF icon.  I’ve chosen Octavia Butler. So much as been written about Butler, I don’t know if I can offer a unique perspective but I’ll try.

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Alicia McCalla Guest Blogs About Her Grandfather on Petit Fors and Hot Tamales

I'm the Guest Chef Today at Petit Fors and Hot Tamales. I'm talking about someone very near and dear to my heart, My Grandad. Some of you all may know about his recent diagnosis.  Please check out my guest blog.  I'll be donating part of my proceeds for Breaking Free to an association. Here's the […]

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