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Women in Horror Month: Signal Boost Black Women Are Scary

Author Alicia McCalla's Women in Horror Signal Boost of Black Women Are Scary Podcast

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Women in Horror Month: Signal Boost Dr. Kinitra Brooks Observations of HBOs LoveCraft Country

Author Alicia McCalla Signal Boosts Dr. Kinitra Brooks for Women in Horror Month.

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Women in Horror Month: Signal Boost Scary Sistas Black Women in Horror Films

Women in Horror Month Signal Boost

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The Symbolic Battle Between Africana Womanism and White Feminism in HBO’s Lovecraft Country Season One

Author Alicia McCalla discusses the clash between Africana Womanism and White Feminism in Lovecraft Country Season One.

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Black Travel Group Podcast

Author Alicia McCalla and her husband are African American world travelers with Abiri Tours.

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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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Top Ten Blog Posts

toptenI’m always amazed at the number of hits that I receive on my blog.  Each week I post and I wonder if people are interested in posts that deal with race, class, and gender in Scifi, Paranormal and Futuristic books, movies, and TV series. 

I get excited whenever an awesome post takes off like lightening.  I thought I’d re-share some of those amazing discussions and believe me, some of those posts, get heated…

 

 

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From White Racial Superiority to Mother of an Evolved Species: A Critical Analysis of Save the Pearls

Revealing EdenLast week, one of my former students emailed me in distress over this series, "Save the Pearls." Her anger stemmed from the obvious racially negative subtext (conscious and unconscious) that related to whites as "pearls" and blacks as "coals" in this controversial YA novel.

Admittedly, I was horrified by the obvious racial insensitivities within the first book's descriptions on Amazon as well as on the "Save the Pearls" website, where the love interest, Jamal, has the astrological sign labeled "pimp." The book trailer also was very disturbing with a young, blond woman in black face, telling her tale of reverse discrimination in her post apocalyptic world where her white skin makes her genetically-inferior and unable to handle the "heat." Could someone really publish such a book in the 21st century? But what worried me the most was that this book was written for teens.

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Guest Fest: Zachary Jernigan Discusses How Race Frames his Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing

ZJFirst off: Thank you, Alicia, for asking me to write a guest post. I'm encouraged by your enthusiastic response to the recent interview on the subject of Writing About Race in Science Fiction and Fantasy I conducted with authors David Anthony Durham, Aliette de Bodard, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Ken Liu. I'm also humbled that you'd enquire about my own work.

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Guest Fest: The Abandon, An All Black Male Sci‐Fi TV Series by Keith Josef Adkins

Abandon_TV_SeriesSo, here’s the deal:  I’m creating a sci-fi series called The Abandon.  On July 27, 2012 I’m shooting the pilot episode, which will follow the journeys of five black men after a global alien invasion.  Yes, I said five black men.  I know that’s revolutionary for television, but hey, I am committed to changing the game.  I’m particularly interested in changing the game when it comes to black representation and inclusiveness in sci-fi TV and film.

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