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ARTS & CULTURE
A Dystopian Novelist Predicted Trump's Campaign Slogan In The '90s
Octavia Butler wrote about a zealot who promised to “Make America great again.” Sound familiar?
ARTS & CULTURE
Your Brief And Far-Out Guide To Afrofuturism
In anticipation of her "Black Magic" exhibition, curator Niama Safia Sandy shares some of her favorite writers, artists and musicians contributing to the Afrofuturist vision.
Washington State She-roes
STEM women's champion, advocate for women, author, speaker and...
Last week I learned that one of my friends has been selected as the new president of Washington State University. That, of course, made me wonder about the women associated with the Evergreen State through its history.
"What's LOVE got to do with it?" Self-publishing as a Black feminist act of radical self-care
Author/Educator based in Brooklyn, NY
"The Door at the Crossroads" may not be perfect, but it deserves to exist in the world. It can serve as a mirror for so many Black teens who never get to see themselves in the pages of a fantasy novel. My hope is that my act of Black feminist resistance will inspire a new generation of writers
Octavia E. Butler Wrote The Story Of Her Success Years Before It Happened
Don't dream it, be it.
What Science Fiction Can Teach Us
Teacher & co-founder, Octavia Project
We're not trying to create a new generation of programmers and scientists. We're empowering a generation of women with the skills they need to make their own futures and the confidence to dream big and see alternatives to the way we live today.
Why Michonne Must Live: Actress Danai Gurira Gives Us Exactly What We Need Right Now
Angela D. Coleman
Sisterhood activist, publisher, author
Danai Gurira is multi-talented acting force of nature, super-fabulous in bringing such emotional depth to her role on
The Walking Dead
. Her performance is the kind we have not seen lately, in the sci-fi drama genre or, frankly, any other genre.
'Reading Rainbow' Host LeVar Burton Reveals The Author He Most Regrets Not Having Met
Burton's recollection of being bolstered by Butler's black heroes echoes previous comments about his commitment to promoting
People of Color
Survive the Apocalypse: 5 Books You Should Read
Olivia A. Cole
Author, blogger, and bigmouth.
In case you've ever looked at the whitewashed array of dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that line the shelves and asked yourself, "Do people of color survive the apocalypse?" the answer is yes. Read these books.
Publishers Weekly Best New Books for the Week of July 15, 2013
First published in Publishers Weekly This week: an author who can do seemingly anything with words, a Florida to Alaska road
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A Brief History Of Writers Who Died Untimely Deaths
We recently read Rachel Maddux’s essay “Here with the Windies” about the sudden, shocking death of Margaret Mitchell back
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