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WisCon…This is How You Fail

I have no intention of dropping out of attending WisCon. I have a lot of friends that go, and Wiscon is the only con where we can all get together. I refuse to give up my time with friends because of Jim Frenkel. This is

The Terror of Black American Motherhood

In case you were wondering why I haven’t said as much about Jordan Davis as I did about Trayvon Martin? I can’t formulate anything that isn’t blubbering. My son is 13, 5 ft 7 & just over 100lbs. It’s all I can do to let

I Got Your Book: Linky links!

Tu Books is looking for authors of color! Ken Liu’s story is lyrically beautiful.  Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. Nnedi continues to rock out.  Letter to the black babies of the future. Pre-WWII black SF.  Black mermaids. Black Lit Magazine talks SF/F Mother/Daughter struggles in Parable of the Talents.

I Got Your Book: A Triumphant Return

Sorry, my beauties! This is a much delayed post.  Tanarive Due has a fantastic novel out.  The Fen of Color LJ comm recently celebrated spec fic authors of color.  Deluge features black mermaids.  Assassin’s Creed to feature a woman of color in its newest release.  Here’s a

I Still Have That Dream

(crossposted from my personal blog) Been wondering why I’m in such a funk lately, then my calendar reminded me again this morning that today is my mother’s birthday. Her name is Marjorie Bradford and she died 13 years ago now, but the pain feels pretty

These images are supposed to hearken back to Blackamoor images as decorative, but let’s look at what the term Blackamoor means: blackamoor (plural blackamoors) (degrading) A person with dark skin, especially (but not necessarily) one from northern Africa ?[quotations ?] a blackamoor slave, a blackamoor