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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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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Afrofuturism Comes to the Pacific Northwest in Boom! Studios’ Buckhead

(Article by Spencer Connolly on screenrant.com. Artwork: Buckhead #1 Main Cover Art by George Kambadais)

“The mysterious small town of Buckhead in the Pacific Northwest is in for a science fiction adventure in the all-new limited series by BOOM! Studios! Afrofuturism is coming to a seemingly normal small town in the Pacific Northwest with the launch of an all-new series from BOOM! Studios called Buckhead. The aesthetic mixture of traditional African style and advanced technology is brought to life in this upcoming five-issue comic series. When a Nigerian immigrant family moves to the small town of Buckhead, it soon becomes evident that things in the surface-level sleepy town are not at all what they seem…”

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Afrofuturism and its possibility of elsewhere: The power of political imagination

(Article by Lina Nasr El Hag Ali on dailymaverick.co.za.)

“The work of imagining alternate futures is also about imagining alternate pasts. Pasts in which Black and Indigenous people feature as more than just passive observers. It is about rewriting the narrative on agency and action and it is deeply political. Pay attention to the visions for the future put forward in today’s world by politicians, intellectuals and scientists: The development of technologies to sustain human life on other planetsnew digital realities; the altering of human DNA. Who is this for?

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

(Article by Andrew Gans on playbill.com. Photo Credit:

“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.”

Source: https://bit.ly/3CCJn4J

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Why We Should Embrace The Optimism Of Afrofuturism

(Article by Tina Charisma on graziadaily.co.uk.)

The Afrofuturist movement imagines an optimistic future for Black people. Tina Charisma explains why looking backwards is no longer enough… reclaiming Black history has come to involve the revival of Afrofuturism, where looking back isn’t enough. Instead, we can look forward into a future that exists beyond black trauma. Black stories do not always have to revolve around pain. Instead, culture and notions of Blackness can be redefined for the future.”

Source: https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/real-life/afrofuturism/

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Public Space One increases art accessibility with Close House

(Article by Arabia Parkey on dailyiowan.com. Photo credit: Jeff Sigmund)

“Public Space One announced its recent purchase of the historic Close House as the new home of the Media Arts Co-op, the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, and space for other nonprofit and art collective initiatives.”

Source: https://bit.ly/3CyGMbQ

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What Is Afrofuturism? An Intersection Of Culture And Technology

(Article by libbymaynard in youthkiawaaz.com. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons. Serengeti Cyborg by Fanuel Leul)

“Afrofuturism, in some cases described as African American hairdo society, is a multi-dimensional cultural aesthetic, approach as well as scientific research of black history that examines the junctions of black diaspora culture and modern technologies. It was created in the mid-1990s by Afrofuturist thinker Mark Dery and explored in the later 1990s using conversations led by Alondra Nelson to mark the beginning of its rebirth. The “New Black Sensation” looked to link the void in between historically true and also regarded representational representations of black hairdos.”

Source: https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2021/10/some-facts-on-afrofuturism/

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Afrofuturist and Horror Writer Tananarive Due: “Invite More Black Creators To The Table”

(Article by Roxane Gay published in www.inverse.com. Photo: Amanda Edwards/Wire Image/Getty Images)

“Due is also an Afrofuturist and horror writer with deep roots in the civil rights movement by way of her activist parents, Patricia Stephens Due and John Due. She has written award-winning short stories and novels and is also working in film and television. As a professor at UCLA, she teaches a fascinating, popular course called “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and the Black Horror Aesthetic. We spoke, via Zoom, about her work as a pioneer of horror, how she got her start, and the future of Afrofuturism.”

Source: https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/tananarive-due-roxane-gay-interview

I bought my first book by Ms. Due, My Soul To Keep, in 1997 because my book club decided to read something new. I was blown away. Amazing writer. Enjoy the article.

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