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
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
“The path of the One is made by many.” —The Oracle, The Matrix films Be it a social media post, an academic essay, a news article, or a novella, many of my readers know that I am very prone to include profound quotes in my work. A number of those quotes have guided me and … More And I Quote
Now that the check has cleared…..I’m excited to announce that I was recently selected and awarded a prestigious writer’s grant. … More May We Get What We Deserve
“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” —Maya Angelou Over on OUTvoices, I pay tribute to the life and legacy of one of the greatest superheroines ever, the late Monica Roberts.
It’s the holiday season and yours truly is showing the Scrooge gents (Ebenezer and Mr. McDuck) how to put in that work. Making my debut over on Yopp, I discuss the white privilege of social activism. I also point out the glaring double standards that Blacks and other PoCs endure when we speak out against … More The White Privilege of Social Justice
My time as a contributor to the Nerds of Color was definitely a blessed one. The story of how I was recruited is a story in itself. From a professional standpoint, being a contributor led to some excellent opportunities. Everything from networking, to receiving gigs, projects and other opportunities. More than that I gained some … More The Nerds Of Color: Political Engagement In And Through A Racialized Fandom Space
Over on #BlackGirlNerds I explain why Jussie Smollett’s actions are not only reprehensible but just made life harder for myself and other Black LGBTQs. I have some things to discuss.