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…

Transitions and Awakenings: No Regrets

I was introduced to Sanguine Press via Twitter; they are a new face in the publishing industry that desires to “Uplift, support, and nurture the kinds of creative media that we want to see, now and in the future.” And that’s totally in line with my personal mission working for BNP: to use our platform…

My President Was Black By Ta-Nehisi Coates

After college, Obama found a home, as well as a sense of himself, working on the South Side of Chicago as a community organizer. “When I started doing that work, my story merges with a larger story. That happens naturally for a John Lewis,” he told me, referring to the civil-rights hero and Democratic congressman….

BLACK COMIX ARTS FESTIVAL SF MLK 2017

Buena Gardens and the San Francisco Public Library’s main library on January 15-16, 2017. A partnership of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation and the San Francisco Public Library, BCAF is part of the Black Comix Arts Festival program that celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual…