A Love Letter from Black Teachers During Distance Learning Look… we get it. We really, truly get it. You are not a teacher. You didn’t sign up for this. What the world is throwing at you right now is insane. You have to raise your kids during a pandemic already, and now you have to help teach them, too. That’s crazy! What’s worse is that … Continue reading Dear Black Parents: We See You, We Hear You, We Are You
‘Emperor’ is not a dull history lecture, but rather an action-packed film that recognizes the value of Black America’s traumatic past. It uses that past to embolden us today with the knowledge that we came together then and struggled hard to fight off tyranny in the form of slavery. Continue reading Film Review: The Emperor Offers a Much Needed Look at an OG Resistance Leader
Preview Day of #ComicConatHome started the same way SDCC has in previous years. It’s schedule showcased education panels from 3pm PDT to 6pm PDT, mostly provided by GeekED. One, in particular, was “The Watchmen and the Cruelty of Masks panel”. Panelists included: Dr. Kalenda Eaton (University of Oklahoma), Dr. David Surratt (University of Oklahoma), Hailey Lopez (UC Berkeley), Robert Hypes (Phoenix Creative Collective), and Moderator, … Continue reading What Lies Beneath: The Watchmen and the Cruelty of Masks Panel at #ComicConatHome
Recap of SDCC Wednesday Preview Night programming for Comic-Con@Home. Continue reading SDCC Wednesday Recap: Preview Night
Just like Moses reruns that auto-loop their way through Easter weekend, Roots plays on repeat on just about every television at some point during Black History Month. Then, it vanishes from TV until next year. But with the country up in protest over the police murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others, we need to get back to our roots. … Continue reading Black History Year-Round: Film and TV to Watch for a History Lesson
It’s Not a Conspiracy If It’s True Comic-Con at Home today kicked off with a roster of panels geared mostly toward teachers. Never has there been a panel so perfectly timed as the “Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Through Pop Culture” panel, which featured STEM teacher Guadalupe de la O, writer G.L. Lambert, teacher a YouTube personality J.D. Lombardi, and writer Justin Montgomery. Together, they hash … Continue reading SDCC 2020–What’s It Like to Live a Sci-Fi Conspiracy Out Loud?
I know. You are probably thinking, “What does education have to do Black nerd culture?” Education is not usually deemed a very Black space. That, my friend, is the issue. Academia has historically been a site of harm to the Black soul. This is not news to anybody Black, not even those of us who did well in that system and returned to it. Let’s … Continue reading State of the Blerd–In Education
The Black East Coast Back Comics Creators E-Philly Convention was earlier this month, and the Blerd Galaxy team had a panel tho themselves. Listen as Marqueeda, Regine, Jonita, and Vanee discuss the state of comics and blerdom. The ECBACC Con airs online due to COVID-19 this year. For 18 years, the con has been a space for An annual gathering of comic book artists, writers, … Continue reading Watch the Blerd Galaxy Team at the East Coast Age of Black Comics Convention