They Will Have to Kill Us First

    They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian music in exile is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to…

Podast X-Men’s STORM as the Most Recognizable Black Superhero

From comicverse 2015 Click Image for podcast Most people with little knowledge of comic books and comic book characters know a few things about X-Men’s Storm, aka Ororo Munroe. After losing both her parents during the Suez Canal Crisis in Cairo, Egypt, an orphaned Ororo became a young pickpocket. From there, she wandered into Kenya…

Black Ink Trailer

  Published on Jan 4, 2017 Black Ink: Examining the contributions to the comic book industry by people of color With movie studios and television networks mining comics for source material, as well as internet shows devoted to comic books, comics are big business and diversity takes center stage. Black creative talent does not always…

Investigating INCOGNEGRO – Race in America

ComicsVerse Episode 73: Investigating INCOGNEGRO – Race in America Click image to hear podcast INCOGNEGRO is one of the most entertaining and important graphic novels I have had the pleasure of reading, and during this podcast, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by brilliant and beautiful people who shared my enthusiasm for this book.Written…

Black Panther 2018 – Cast & Characters

  Published on Dec 6, 2016 by  Beyond The Trailer Black Panther 2018 review aka reaction today to the cast of characters in the Marvel movie! Black Panther 2018 today! Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph’s review aka reaction to the cast of characters in the Marvel 2018 movie Black Panther! Get ready for the…

Brilliant

  Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest is a series of chapter books that kids and parents love. Kids love the awesome brain power and ninja dance moves of a superhero as real as they are. Parents appreciate the author’s humor, but they love watching their kids– even reluctant readers– keep turning pages. Jaden Toussaint is the…

Blackjack: 20 for 25 Crusade!

Arron Day is Blackjack, a Soldier of Fortune from the Dirty Thirties and a hero for all ages. Over the past 20 years Alex Simmons has written (and in some cases also created) a number of juvenile mysteries under a variety of pseudonyms for many well-known publishers. He has also penned two educational documentaries and…

‘I Am Not Your Negro’

Samuel L. Jackson somberly resurrects James Baldwin’s words in the powerful new trailer for Raoul Peck’s (“Lumumba”) documentary “I Am Not Your Negro.” “The story of the Negro in America is the story of America,” says Jackson over images of vintage racist advertisements. “It is not a pretty story,” he adds, emphatically. “I Am Not…

Blacktastic: A Podcast of Black Scifi and Fantasy Stories

People of African descent can – and do – relate to the experiences in Science Fiction and Fantasy. But the lack of self-images in these genres can have a negative effect on the psyche of readers and can, indeed, contribute to negative behavior. We derive our perceptions of self by what we hear, see, and…

John I. Jennings Talks Comics, American Culture & the Black Male Image

Here at “And… Action!” Entertainment, we are very excited about the selection of our panel proposal for next week’s Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo. The Comics, American Culture & the Black Male Image: Perspectives from Creators panel is a fantastic opportunity for us to have this important discussion – and some of the top creators…