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Three Reasons Why We Need a Wakanda Theme Park

Author Alicia McCalla gives three reasons why Disney must create a Wakanda Theme Park.

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Origins of an African Elemental (1-3)

Available  Now for Download and in Print! And the tale of the African Elementals begins…  This prequel boxed set is the first, second and third installment in the African Elemental series.  Mawu, Iniko, and Shania grow into their strength as mothers and warriors. These  women wield the elements and war swords to save this universe […]

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Guest Fest: Rasheedah Phillips Discusses her Debut Novel and Black Motherhood

Rasheedah PhillipsWhy did you decide to use the theme of intergenerational poverty?

As an attorney representing low-income tenants living in public housing, intergenerational poverty is something that I witness daily in both my work and my community, and something I have had personal experiences with. It felt both natural and necessary to weave those topics into my stories, which are speculative re-tellings of real life experiences.  Outside of the context of politics and policy, where they are spun and distorted, these complicated tales of intergenerational poverty are rarely heard and rarely analyzed. .

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Guest Interview: Meet Author Kelbian Noel and her Diverse Pages!

Kelbian NoelI have a special guest this month.  Here’s my guest interview with author, Kelbian Noel.  She has a wonderful series and also runs a terrific website, Diverse-Pages, that features main characters of color in Scifi, Fantasy, and Paranormal. Check out her interview and be sure to leave her a comment or two. 

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Guest Fest: Using Afrofuturism to Re-Examine Our Past By Rasheedah Phillips

RasheedahThe Future is already Here. It’s just unevenly distributed.

William Gibson

 

The word “futurism” embedded in the term Afrofuturism denotes a forward-looking aesthetic or theme that envisions the prospective future of humanity. If popular media, literature, and film are any indication, the images that people typically draw to mind when thinking of the future generally involve either 1) post-apocalyptic scenery 2) highly-advanced technology or 3) interplanetary and outerspace travel.

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