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
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.
BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Originally published at 30UpTV: “I am a woman, a mutant, a thief, an X-Man, a lover, a wife, a queen. I am all these things. I am Storm and for me, there are no such things as limits.” —Storm Nine years old. That was the age of this Catholic Altar Boy … More The Perfect Storm: An Analysis of Marvel’s Most Important Superheroine
“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
The month of February may have ended but the celebration of #BlackExcellence continues 24/7, 365. Making my return to Yopp and speaking with the cadence and conviction of Black Bolt, I discuss 8 truths of the Black Experience that are often neglected or purposely misrepresented: The driving force behind antiblackness and systemic white supremacy is … More We Hold These Truths of the Black Experience To Be Self Evident
The latest issue of Out & About Nashville is available now. It’s got some excellent content in it and you definitely want to pick it up. I also make my return with another installment of my column, Zero Rising. In honor of Black Excellence Month, I explain that not only is Wakanda real but … More Wakanda Is Real
Making my return to Out & About Nashville, I explain why Black people do not exist for your fetish or entertainment. The fact this even has to be explained speaks volumes in it self. And now, our feature presentation.
The late Toni Morrison eloquently stated, “I’m always annoyed about why Black people have to bear the brunt of everybody else’s contempt. If we are not totally understanding and smiling, suddenly we’re demons.” Ms. Morrison was an example of how a phenomenal Black woman can recalibrate your entire reality with a few sage words. My … More But I Paid Him A Compliment
In spite of all the craziness, yours truly has been blessed. I continue to churn out content, land sales with new markets and level up both artistically and professionally. Because I’ve been on deadline and with everything else going on in the world, I haven’t had an opportunity to list my top articles from the … More Thirteen +: The Best Articles of 2019
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