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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.

Black Women, Violence, Or Why is Our Pain Funny to You?

So I asked this question on Twitter, but then I realized I wanted to ask it here too. As all the discussions circulate about domestic violence blackface at Waverly & the bus driver in Cleveland who decided to punch a belligerent female passenger at what

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

On being a CPS parent & siding with the striking teachers

I’m a graduate of Chicago public schools. So is my husband. We’re old enough to remember the last time there was a strike. Here’s the thing about all the “Kids won’t learn as much” rhetoric. It’s only the second week of school. They aren’t missing

On Street Harassment, Victim Blaming & Life in My Skin

It’s funny in a horrifying I might start crying kind of way to think about how many times I’ve experienced extreme sexism/misogyny from perfect strangers. I’m always boggled at how willing people are to excuse their behavior & claim I should have been nicer, or

I Got Your Book: Helping YOU Read a Lot

LaShawn Wanak has a story getting reprinted. Futuredaze is looking for submissions.  Gena talks about being a POC and reading fairy tales.  Samuel R. Delany is reviewed by Locus. A rising playwright needs help to make the world premiere of her work.  This game featuring