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WICOMICON pops up from the ashes of Universal Fan Con on 4/28

The Nerds of Color, Black Heroes Matter, New Release Wednesday, and theblerdgurl, in association with André Robinson of Carbon-Fibre Media and Elijah Kelley of the Be A Boss App, are pleased to announce the opening of WICOMICON 2018, a one-day pop-up convention featuring comics creators, cosplayers, artists, music, and more! via Announcing the WICOMICON Pop-Up 2018… Continue reading WICOMICON pops up from the ashes of Universal Fan Con on 4/28

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Lost in Space is a crown jewel in the Sci-Fi tv renaissance.

I always shunned to original Lost In Space as just some hokey sci-fi series from the 60s but the 90s film adaptation made me fall in love with the Space Family Robinson (and thus a love of the original series developed). The 90s version is one of the most under rated sci-fi films of the… Continue reading Lost in Space is a crown jewel in the Sci-Fi tv renaissance.

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The Enduring Relevance of the Black Panther

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As the Black Panther has become an increasingly more prominent character, especially now that the movie has been released I’ve been thinking. Thinking about why this character has been so important to me personally, to the community of black writers, nerds, actresses, and podcasters that I interact with, and ultimately to many in the African diaspora. My conclusion is that T’Challa matters because of the world he connects us to, what he embodies as a character, and the questions that his existence forces us to ponder.

The fictional nation of Wakanda connects us to the idea of what Africa nations could have become without intervention from the West. The African continent has been plagued by the legacy of the triangle slave trade and colonialism.  Those two events and their continuing legacy have hampered the development of African nations, forced Western beliefs and ideology upon them without their consent.  The descendants…

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