March is Women’s HERstory Month and over on Yopp I’m paying tribute to one of my nearest and dearest. Think a single person can’t make a colossal impact? Periodically Fate will illustrate otherwise. I’m living proof. It was through a chance encounter at a monthly writer’s guild meeting that the meeting’s guest would become one … More A Tale To Tell: A Cherie Priest Tribute
I love chopping it up with Raphael Soohoo. In addition to being a fellow geek and my brother from an Asian mother, he’s the definition of class, integrity, strength, and gives excellent counsel. We were discussing Wakanda Forever and he helped put some things in perspective for me without even realizing it. For those of … More Wakanda Forever: On The subject of grief
The wait is over. Spyfunk! is here. Espionage, Intrigue, Secrets, Lies. Welcome to the world of Spyfunk!, a collection of spy tales that put characters of African/African Diaspora descent front and center. These exciting stories range from conventional to extraordinary, with stories that follow the rules and break them. The settings range from the past … More Spyfunk!
October is Black Speculative Fiction Month. Over in the Literary Underworld, this Literary Underlord provides a list of exceptional Black & LGBTQ media — not necessarily the titles you’ve already heard of.
Making my return to Fiyah Lit Mag, today I touch on a plethora of issues with my latest piece. Case in point…..no matter how many firsts we accomplish, records we break, true greatness we achieve, BIPOC creators and fans must still contend with shifting goalposts, bigotry and anti-blackness in speculative media and the world at … More The Artistry of Diversity
Over on Yopp I have the privilege and the pleasure of interviewing author, inspirational speaker, activist and podcaster Britt East. And we get into all of the things. From his award winning book A Gay Man’s Guide To Life, to racial justice, activism, supporting our trans siblings, becoming the best versions of ourselves, his new … More A Gay Man’s Guide To Life: An Interview with Britt East
Well since the announcement has been made, I can share the exciting news. My short story, The Bonds That Bind, will be included in the upcoming Spyfunk! anthology. Espionage, Intrigue, Secrets, Lies. Welcome to the world of Spyfunk!, a collection of spy tales that put characters of African/African Diaspora descent front and center. These exciting … More Coming Soon: Spyfunk
You think you know but you have no idea. Most of you believe you’re familiar with the fable, The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. What if I told you that the Big Bad Wolf, or Bad Wolf rather, was in fact the hero? What if Bad Wolf’s only crime was defending his terrain … More Stonewalled
BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Originally published at 30UpTV Broadcast journalist Corey Graves said it best. There are trailblazers and there are earth scorchers. Gail Simone is definitely the latter. Like many of you, I was introduced to Gail through her run on the DC Comics series Birds of Prey, and became an instant fan of … More Gail Force: An Interview With The Indomitable Gail Simone