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Blog Profile / Racialicious

Filed Under:Society & Culture / Ethnicity & Race
Posts on Regator:3393
Posts / Week:11.4
Archived Since:February 11, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Re-Re-Birth Of The Cool: Static Shock Gets A Shocking Online Revival

By Arturo R. García Well now this is interesting. As Variety reported on Tuesday, the demand for a new Static Shock revival will finally be met, in perhaps the most unexpected of fashions: an online-only live-action series. It’s also...Show More Summary

Who We Be Examines the War on Multiculuralism

“Color is not a human or a personal reality, it is a political reality.” – James Baldwin This is not a book review, because Who We Be isn’t really a book. It’s more of a thoughtful examination of how the United States arrived at this point in racial history. Show More Summary

On DC Entertainment, Cyborg, And Going Back To The Afrofuture

By Arturo R. García DC Entertainment scored a rare PR victory over archrival Marvel over the weekend when it announced its upcoming slate of films. At first glance, this latest take on the DC movie universe instantly puts Marvel’s to shame when it comes to inclusion. Show More Summary

#GIA14: Racial Conversation as Performance Art

Originally published at Grantmakers in the Arts Can a conversation about race be a performance? What does that simple framework shift do to the conversation? The answer: everything. The long table conversation is a fascinating thing to watch unfold. Show More Summary

Live From San Diego Comic Fest: The Afrofuturism Panel

By Arturo R. García The final day of the Comic Fest opened with one of the most far-ranging topics in speculative fiction in Afrofuturism. And true to form, the speakers reached into the past and toward the future in discussing not only...Show More Summary

Live From San Diego Comic Fest: Latino Comics

By Arturo R. García Over the weekend I went to the third annual San Diego Comic Fest, which has pointedly positioned itself as the anti-Comic Con. Specifically, the size of the event is kept manageable for vendors, presenters and attendees...Show More Summary

Blackface by Another Name? “Painting Down” on Gotham

The issues for people of color in Hollywood run deep – so much so that we occasionally forget how invested the industry can be in denying opportunities to enter this business. Jada Pinkett Smith landed a coveted role on the show as Fish...Show More Summary

My Fair Selfie?

by Guest Contributor Deepa Hi, my name is Deepa, and I’m excited to be reviewing ABC’s new fall show Selfie for you! When I first heard the premise of Selfie, I was pretty skeptical. It was billed as a modern-day version of the musical...Show More Summary

Who’s Your Mama?: Race, Sexuality, and the Adoptive Mother [Academic Essay]

by Guest Contributor Sara M. Erdmann, MFA, PhD The image of the American adoptive mother has emerged gradually since adoption’s inception in 1851, but it has always existed within a racialized and heteronormative context (“Massachusetts Adoption of Children Act, 1851”). Show More Summary

#GIA14: Journalism as Public + Art

I’m on the road still – currently in Houston at the Grantmakers in the Arts 2014 Conference in Houston, Texas. This year’s conference will focus on grantmaking, race, and social justice, so I will be blogging from the conference for the next few days about issues pertinent to artists of color. Show More Summary

Live From IndieCade: Let’s Do Something About It

By Arturo R. García This past weekend saw our owner and publisher Latoya Peterson speak on a panel at IndieCade, a festival and conference celebrating independent game development. Moderator Shawn Alexander Allen (Treachery in Beatdown...Show More Summary

Sarah Jones: “It’s like an intellectual stop and frisk!”

One of my favorite talks given this year at TED was by Sarah Jones. The self-described “polymorphic playwright” inhabits her characters, often inspired by people on the streets of New York. Check it out: Full transcript at the TED Site. The...Show More Summary

The Racialicious New York Comic Con 2014 Preview

It’s NYCC weekend, and as in past years I’ll be attending on behalf of Racialicious. It’s been a long week leading up to the con, and it still feels like I’m recovering from SDCC, but we still need to highlight some Friends of the Blog...Show More Summary

Debut: The How To Get Away With MurderRoundtable; Pilot

Sometimes Art, Latoya, and I have to admit defeat when it comes to singlehandedly watching every show on network television and basic cable. When that happens and some shows fall through the cracks we’re extremely thankful to be able...Show More Summary

Funny Business: The Racialicious Review of Cantinflas

By Arturo R. García It was perhaps inevitable that Sebastian del Amo’s Cantinflas would fit Charlie Chaplin into the proceedings. Much like Richard Attenborough before him, del Amo finds himself needing to make room for not just a performer, but a singular persona. Show More Summary

Funeral For A Gladiator: The Racialicious Review of Scandal 4.1

By Arturo R. García Aside from addressing many of the questions posed in last year’s finale, Scandal‘s season premiere focused on two more: Who is Olivia Pope without her Associates? And does she even want to be Olivia Pope anymore?Show More Summary

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Historical Fiction and Making Reading Fun

By Kendra James Like most of my friends in elementary school, I was obsessed with The American Girl dolls and books The dolls lacked comprehensive diversity back then, in that they had one single doll of colour until 1997. I owned Felicity...Show More Summary

Must Read: Guernica’s take on Class

Guernica, the magazine of arts and culture, dedicated their latest special issue to the class divide. But, as most of us reading this blog know, race and class are not so easily separated. And in spite people online and in activist circles...Show More Summary

Who is Lucy Flores?

Camino Cesar Chavez is now official! #Vegas — Juan Ortega (@JuanoBano) September 20, 2014 Midterms are coming. Also known as the election years that most people don’t pay attention to, the midterm elections have an enormous impact on the lives of day to day people. Show More Summary

Recap: We’re Gonna Have to Live Through At Least Two Seasons of This; Gotham, Pilot

By Kendra James Gotham 1×01 was not a good hour of television. I am 99.9% sure that, looking through completely objective and non-nostalgia tinted lenses (she says, unconvincingly), that the Birds of Prey pilot from 2002 was better than the pilot FOX served up last night. Show More Summary

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