Season one of the Disney Plus show, Ms. Marvel, just came to a triumphant end, and can I just say… wow. WOW. What. A. Ride. I grew up reading comics, Marvel comics specifically, but if I’m being honest, I didn’t read Ms. Marvel. I read a few issues when G. Willow Wilson first started writing the character, but then I fell off. Who is to … Continue reading Ms. Marvel – A Season 1 Reflection
“Zola, although it’s fun, and you’re laughing and there’s music, dancing, underneath it’s like, ‘Oh, this is her processing her trauma through something’ that was actually a very dangerous situation.” Joi McMillon, Editor of the film ‘Zola’ The film Zola tells the story of a black girl of the same name (played by Taylour Paige) who is lured into a bizarre road trip by her new friend … Continue reading ‘Zola’ Sets Out a Clear Line Between Sex Work and Sex Trafficking that you won’t Forget
Do you remember Saturday morning cartoons? You know, cereal or oatmeal in hand, just before your momma turned on Luther and Anita to start the house cleaning routine… those Saturdays. That feeling of joy and expectation where absolutely nothing could ruin it? That is how it feels reading Is’nana Were-Spider: Birthday Day. Greg Anderson Elysee has, once again, managed to bottle lightning with the latest … Continue reading Is’Nana back in Action: “Birthday” Review
Women in Comics International launches its new logo, new conference, and brand new literary magazine! it’s going to be a #HotGirlSummer at Winc! Continue reading Women in Comics is Ready for Summer!
If you have not checked out the 2021 Virtuous Con this weekend yet, you are truly missing out! Virtuous Con is a Black woman-owned sci-fi, and fantasy convention that launched in November of 2020 that exists completely in the virtual space. Talk about when the world needed a hero, right? This year they are hosting guests like the one and only Phil Lamar, who needs … Continue reading Virtuous con is Rocking Juneteenth weekend!
The current seems to be pulling away from the Netflix show Cuties written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. It’s about a girl and her friends who want so badly to be “grown-up” that they pull examples of adulthood from social media. Well, it should come as a surprise that the girls end up mimicking provocative dance moves and behaviors, in the misguided notion that sexuality … Continue reading 5 Films (and Shows) You Slept on, Way Before ‘Cuties’ Got Here
The voice cast of The Proud Family came together for a family reunion at the NAACP Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Festival. The joyful reunion was full of stories, laughs, memories from the animated series that meant so much to so many kids in the 2000s. We took a minute to dig into the video and found out 22 new facts about The Proud Family during their reunion. 1. … Continue reading 22 Things We Found Out From ‘The Proud Family’ Reunion
Kellita Smith knows about representation in Hollywood. She was a part of the Black television. Smith claimed her space at the time and has not moved, creating an impressive filmography full of characters and stories. From her role as Wanda in the groundbreaking Bernie Mac show to her current work on Influence, Smith’s characters women are multifaceted, beautiful, Black women who all made their mark … Continue reading Interview: Kellita Smith on Icons, Agency, and Legacy
This review contains spoilers for Cut Throat City. Cut Throat City has the feel of an epic journey. One bolstered by the lyrical dialogue and the gothic scenery of New Orleans 9th Ward post-Katrina. It’s not the “gangster” story that the movie trailer promises, but more of a hero’s journey that is all too real for those of us who had creator dreams as little … Continue reading Film Review: ‘Cut Throat’ is RZA’s Lyrical Ode to Blerd Artists and Katrina’s Casualties
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