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My Short Film, Billboard Envy, Hair Vampires and the Importance of Mirrors

So, I’m directing my first short film. There. I said it. Oh, and I’m back from hiding, hibernating, hiatusing or whatever you want to call my year-plus absence from the blog. I hate the idea that I abandoned my blog. … Continue reading

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“The Killing” of Black Women’s Humanity and Complexity

“When I can stand before a class of black students who refuse to believe that conscious decisions and choices are made as to what roles black actors will portray in a given TV show, I feel compelled to name that … Continue reading

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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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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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