Review: Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine #1

There are quite a few venues that specialize in the publication of short-form speculative fiction, but the Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine is rather unique among them. The Editor-in-Chief, Kenesha Williams, has a pointed mission: Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a literary magazine created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority voices and characters…

We Don’t Need Westeros

Two or three days ago, the forward-thinking geeks of twitter were set all abuzz by this article, wherein readers are treated to George R.R. Martin’s giving of answers directly from the handbook of oblivious white man talking points when he was confronted by fans about the lack of diversity in the hit show Game of Thrones: “Westeros…

You’re a Wizard, Negro

I am always thinking of black people. 90% of the time i’m also thinking about a story or playing a scene in my head. These past few weeks, my head-movies have been filled with black sorceresses and warlocks, wizards and shamans and illusionists and mages. I think it’s all Quick Ben‘s fault. I just finished…

Luke Cage is Coming to Netflix

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the news. If you haven’t, here’s the deal: Marvel and Netflix are teaming up to create and release live action shows on Netflix. These shows will be based on a select group of superheroes from the Marvel Universe. One of those characters is Luke “Sweet Christmas” Cage, who has gone…