Monthly Archives: February 2012

The State of Black Sci-Fi 2012: Grand Finale

All good things must come to an end, and that includes the seven-week blog tour exploring the state of black science fiction in 2012. I have to thank the brilliant Alicia McCalla for coordinating the blog carnival and inviting me … Continue reading

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Speaking from My Scars: Advice to Rihanna from an Abuse Survivor

After Rihanna and Chris Brown dropped their collabo for her song “Birthday Cake,” reaction from the Twitterverse, entertainment blogs and feminist sites was swift and often merciless. Commenters seemed to be divided into three factions: Those who believe the Bajan … Continue reading

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The State of Black Sci-Fi 2012: My Tribute to Afrofuturist Betye Saar

Curiosity about the unknown has no boundaries. Symbols, images, place and cultures merge. Time slips away. The stars, the cards, the mystic vigil may hold the answers. By shifting the point of view an inner spirit is released. Free to … Continue reading

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The State of Black Sci-Fi 2012: Why I Love Onyx Con

Last August, when my mother, Lola, and I packed up the Beckyville Bookmobile and pulled out of my garage in L.A. for a cross-country book tour, Onyx Con in Atlanta was supposed to be the final stop on our itinerary. … Continue reading

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Escape from Beckyville on Sale Now!

Initially, I wanted to offer a 30 percent discount on Escape from Beckyville at the beginning of Black History Month. I’m late, I know. Blame it on extreme CPT. Since February is half over, I’m extending the sale through Women’s … Continue reading

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