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What is the State of Black SciFi 2012?

StateofBlackSFLogo2012This week begins an exciting online Black History Month Event. I’m proud to both remember and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s achievements and to open this awesome discussion on the State of Black Science Fiction 2012. This 7-week blog hop will feature some extraordinary authors who will share their feelings and estimations on Black speculative fiction. Did I mention that there will be giveaways?

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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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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!

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