Friday, June 24, 2022

Book Review; The Jackie Robinson Many Don’t Know.

Tweet ( When I think of the great Jackie Robinson breaking barriers in Major League Baseball is what comes to mind. I admit that when he comes to mind the only thing I could reach for is baseball, and that is all I was taught. The way that history was presented wasn’t as if Jackie Robinson was passive…but that his greatest achievements... [Read more...]

Book Review; Who is Nat Turner.

Tweet ( There has been much written about the man we know as Nat Turner, and movies such as Birth of a Nation. Though Nat Turner is a name attached to rebellion and blood in history very little is known about the men. Some say he was a religious lunatic, and others say he was rebel focused on the cause of freedom. Regardless of the stance... [Read more...]

Black Sci-Fi Month: Streetlethal by Steve Barnes.

Tweet ( Steven Barnes should be a familiar name. In addition to his fantasy and sci-fi writing, he has also written television forThe Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, and Baywatch. With his wife sci-fi/horror writer and educator Tananarive Due and actor Blair Underwood, he wrote the Tennyson Hardwick series. My favorite work of... [Read more...]

Black Fantasy Month: Imaro by Charles R. Saunders.

February 28, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( Charles R. Saunder’s Imaro is a book I’ve been waiting to write about. The first in the Imaro series, it is a landmark in Black sci-fi and fantasy as well as the start of the sword and soul genre of fantasy. Yes, the book is just that important but it tends to get overlooked when discussing fantasy books if folks don’t... [Read more...]

Book Review; Shifting: A Perspective on the Complexity of Being a Black Woman in America.

February 17, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( It is not a secret that black women live a gifted but difficult life in America. Though what we represent has been appropriated in several areas, who we are is often unaccepted and penalized. It has never been popular to be a black woman from the plantation to now. To survive we must tread multiple faces in every space we inhabit.... [Read more...]

Book Review; Black Feminist Politics: A Deeper Look.

February 13, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( The impact of black women on the political front can’t be overlooked even if they are a demographic that is not well liked. Black women have distinguished themselves within the discussion of the black vote as a force to reckon with. They have been consistent in their voting direction and are becoming more vocal in multiple... [Read more...]

Book Review; Children of Virtue and Vengeance is an Amazing Sequel.

February 11, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( Fantasy fiction has become a seriously preferred genre. The idea that we can get away in the book to places that don’t exist…but they exist. We are confronted with mystical characters that we fall in love with, or hate, but our relationship to them is based on what we believe or battle in the world. Fantasy fiction, as it... [Read more...]

Book Review; Diversity, Inc: Is Diversity a Real Thing.

Tweet ( Diversity is a term that makes sense when you look at is as having fair representation of the actual population in different spaces. This should be our expectation in education, housing, employment, and every other aspect of life. Black people, and POC in this country have been fighting to have the need for diversity to be recognized... [Read more...]

Book Review; Fathered While Fatherless: A Journey to Fatherhood.

January 15, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( The lack of a father in the home can be devastating for a child. We’ve heard all of the statistics about the trauma children face when they their father is not in their life, or even more so when they have no idea who he is. There has been extensive discussion within the black community about the effects this has on black boys.... [Read more...]

Book Review; Ebony Angels: The Angelic Perspective in Black.

January 13, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( There are various perspectives on black spirituality within our community. Angels have always been an interesting subject. Some black people have expressed a strong believe in angels and it is often associated with death, or our loved ones becoming guardians on earth. Some feel it was an angel that has been guiding them or giving... [Read more...]

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