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Guest Blogger: Alexis Vorpahl Talks About Writing Aliens That Are Based in Polynesian Culture

Alexis_VorpahlThe dim moon barely lit up the night sky; the air was fragranced with the smell of plumeria. Lit torches surrounded us as shadows danced along the tables. The mumble of voices and the stirring of bodies shifting like the waves of the ocean were but a dull sound as the drums sounded off in erratic composition. … The sounds of voices, hands slapping, and pounding feet permeated the air with visions of a distant past; a distant place where people danced to tell a story….

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A Black Woman asks if she’s a racist for analyzing Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal stories with race in mind

handcuffed-handsYears ago I would have patted my foot in aggravation if someone asked me if I were racist. In college one of my white roommates, told me that I was racist because I ate dinner with other Black students. Give a sister a break. I just thought that it was plain old foolishness. I used to go into this huge HUGE diatribe about how Black people couldn’t be racist because they were disempowered in government, politics, and business. And furthermore, that because we were disenfranchised, the most I could be was prejudicial because being prejudiced was an individual event. Woa! That's a mouthful. 

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Most People of Color Don’t Care for Science Fiction: Morris Chestnut talks about his role on the hit TV series “V”

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 OK, I’ve been trying real hard to not skee and scream whenever I see  Morris Chestnut on “V.” I’ve always had a little crush. LOL! Totally, a fan girl…

Last season ended on an incredible cliffhanger.  Is Ryan Nichols dead? Did they kill off Chestnut's character?  It would be so cliche, if the black man dies when the series is taking off. One thing is for sure, Chestnut has acted his butt off during this last season of “V” and not many have noticed.  He’s done a great job of showing Ryan Nichols as a traitor but we still sympathize with him. I never sympathized with Robert Englund’s character. 

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