Erika Alexander On NFTs Giving Back Black Creative Ownership, Afrofuturism And More

Article by Njera Perkins on shadowandact.com. Photo credit: Maury Phillips.

“Actress Erika Alexander is on a mission to give Black creators their creative control back by way of the latest cryptocurrency innovation. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the newest form of cryptocurrency taking over the digital space, and Alexander is a true believer that they’re the game-changing tool that’s redefining art across literature, entertainment, music and more…”

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Kids need to see themselves reflected in media

Article by Elizabeth Blair posted on npr.org. Photo credit: Regis and Kahran Bethencourt.

Tired of looking for family entertainment where diversity doesn’t feel like a token after-thought? Look no further.

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Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Neptune Frost’ By Saul Williams And Anisia Uzeyman

Article by Valerie Complex on deadline.com. Photo credit: Chris Schwagga.

“The film takes place amid the hilltops of Burundi, where a collective of computer hackers emerges from a mining community, the result of a romance between a miner and an intersex runaway…” 

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The Second Coming of Octavia E. Butler

Article by Cassie Da Costa on vanityfair.com. Photo credit: Alice Arnold. Illustration by Quinton McMillan.

“The ground Octavia E. Butler covered in her 15 novels and two story collections is traceable—but you need time. In the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, when Butler published the bulk of her work, she, Samuel Delany, and Ursula K. Le Guin were the only significant science fiction authors attempting such ideologically ambitious stories within the genre, placing left-of-center national politics and local histories right at the core of their plots…”

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Janelle Monae Is Releasing A Sci-Fi Anthology Book Based On ‘Dirty Computer’

(Article by Aaron Williams on uproxx.com. Photo credit: Getty Image)

“Next year, the Kansas City-born singer will turn that intriguing backstory into a full-on book inspired by her most recent album, 2018’s Dirty Computer. Set for release in April 2022, The Memory Librarian is an anthology of short stories by some of today’s most prominent Afrofuturist authors, telling tales inspired by the overarching Dirty Computer mythology…”

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Short Film: “Cosmo” | DUST

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“Jane Montana, a rough and tough law-woman, is in a pickle. A gang of outlaws led by a man named Buford has kidnapped a helpless damsel. Worse, Jane has two bullets and three bad guys to confront.”

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Lillias White Joins Cast of Black No More Off-Broadway Musical

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“Tony winner Lillias White, who is currently playing Matron Mama Morton in the Broadway revival of Chicago, has joined the cast of the New Group’s world premiere production of Black No More. The new musical, inspired by George S. Schuyler’s 1931 Afrofuturist novel of the same name set during the Harlem Renaissance, will be presented January 11–February 27, 2022, at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Opening night is scheduled for February 8.”

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Bryant Park concert of Nocturnal Nubian Ball toasts the Afrofuturist legacy of Sun Ra

(Article by Nate Chinen on wbgo.org. Photo credit: Marc Millman)

“Craig Harris, the proudly uncategorizable trombonist and bandleader, served a brief but formative stint in the ranks of the Sun Ra Arkestra. That was some 45 years ago, when Harris was an up-and-comer in his early 20s. He racked up his earliest recording credits on the Sun Ra albums Cosmos and Live in Montreux, learning valuable lessons not only from Ra himself but also from faithful acolytes like saxophonist Marshall Allen….”

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Eunice Levis: Meet the Director Putting on For Afrofuturism in Spanish

(Article by marjua estevez on yahoo.com)

“It’s a story about a young Dominican girl helping to fulfill her terminally ill grandmother’s dream of building a rocket ship to launch herself into space before her death,” Levis shared over Zoom. The film opens in 2041, present-day Encue, a planet identical to Earth discovered 64 years prior. It stars Elvis Nolasco (She’s Gotta Have It), Cindy De La Cruz, and Nadya Encarnacion and introduces Yolanda Nolasco as Mamá, a retired engineer and technologist who is hellbent on ushering in her inevitable death among the stars….”

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