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Billy Dee Williams and Octavia Butler on Star Wars

by • August 12th, 2011

I spotted Billy Dee Williams explaining the mindset of Lando Calrissian over at Wired: And it immediately made me think of Octavia Butler’s take: I’m glad he was there, but watching Billy Dee Williams play that role was like watching Jesus Christ Superstar and realizing we’d finally made it into Biblical films: we could play […]

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I Have Met The Black Zooey Deschanel, and She Is Not Zoe Kravitz…

by • June 29th, 2011

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz

…but she might be at Zoe’s show.

Monday night, I headed down to Black Cat to check out the J*Davey show. In the back room, sans air conditioning, an entire room full of alternablack folks waited for Jack and Brook to hit the stage. While I was waiting, I noticed the sheer diversity of black womanhood represented. Afros,…

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Why Did I Get So “Sensateeve”?: Homophobia and Tyler Perry’s Black Marriage Franchise

by • June 28th, 2011

by Guest Contributor Nonso Christian Ugbode

A good rumor is like a wild forest fire. It comes and goes mostly on its own grand will and terrorizes most in its presence, firefighters and rumormongers alike. The frenzy of speculation around Tyler Perry’s stated or implied sexuality is such a rumor, a sea of loud crackles and hazardous smoke, so…

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Quoted: Comics Alliance on DC Comics Benching A Muslim Superhero

by • June 24th, 2011

Reached for comment, a spokesperson for DC Comics gave the official reason for the switch as follows:

“This fill in issue contains a lost classic, Lost Boy: A Tale of Krypto the Superdog, set shortly after Superboy died in Infinite Crisis and Superman went missing.

DC Comics determined that the previously solicited story did not work within the ‘Grounded’…

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New Anti-Abortion Campaigns Emerge In Two More Cities

by • June 21st, 2011

By Arturo R. García

After being seen in Chicago, and Los Angeles, the anti-abortion push targeting women of color has spread to Atlanta and Oakland.

The latest campaign, headed by The Radiance Foundation has “no political reason at all,” according to chief creative officer Ryan Bomberger. However, the new billboards – which say “The 13th Amendment freed…

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And Now, The Comedic Stylings Of Reggie Brown

by • June 20th, 2011

By Arturo R. García

Didja hear the one about the guy who impersonated President Obama in front of a room full of Republicans? Turns out he was allowed to make fun of a black man, but not a Bachmann.

Thank you, I’m here all week.

But seriously, folks, if you watch the video above, you see that Obama impersonator…

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