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Announcement: Catch Arturo at Loscon 42!

Since Arturo talked about sci-fi/fantasy conventions earlier this week, it’s a good time to let you know that he’ll actually be appearing at one over Thanksgiving weekend — Loscon 42 in Los Angeles. Hosted by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, the convention will be held at the LAX Marriott from Nov. Show More Summary

Barack Obama on Race

The fact that race has always been the fault line of our society and has always distorted our politics—that is not subject to argument.  -Barack Obama in GQ The post Barack Obama on Race appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.

Con Or Bust Assistance Program For POC Sci-Fi Fans Open Until Nov. 25

If you or any POC fan you know are looking to go to Science fiction/fantasy (SFF) conventions in 2016, you should know that Con Or Bust has opened up its request process until Nov. 25. The organization is devoted to helping POC fans attend more SFF events. Show More Summary

Marjorie M. Liu’s Monstress Explores Our Inner Darkness

I’ve been a fan of Marjorie M. Liu’s work for years. From her work on the Hunter Kiss novels to The Astonishing X-Men, Liu’s masterful and inventive storytelling creates deep, expansive worlds that consume the reader. Liu’s latest work is no different. Show More Summary

Watch: Latoya Spotlights Women In Gaming Culture in Fusion’s ‘Girl Gamers’

If you’re not following the Fusion network, you may have missed our founder, Latoya Peterson, and Girl Gamers, her 5-part miniseries highlighting women across the gaming industry spectrum. Last week’s episode touched on women designing...Show More Summary

Anonymous Outs KKK Members

Yesterday, Anonymous released the Official OpKKK HoodsOff 2015 Data Release. The list has only been vetted by members of Anonymous – however, a few names on the list have been known, active members of various hate groups (like the leader of Stormfront) for some time. Show More Summary

Why I am still on the fence about Suffragette

I love supporting women focused films. I like historical dramas. I like stories about women kicking ass. So, by all rights, I should love (and want to see) Suffragette. But I didn’t go to the free screening at ONA and the more I see from the marketing of this film, the more I wince. Show More Summary

IndieCade15: The State of Game Criticism

[View the story “IndieCade15: The State of Game Criticism” on Storify] The post IndieCade15: The State of Game Criticism appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.

“We Build Our Village” – Ava Duvernay

[O]ur conversation shouldn’t be consumed with what he’s not doing or what they don’t value. We value us. We build our village. We grow stronger. We testify in commissions, and we write our own op-eds, and we push at every turn that’s necessary. Show More Summary

Live From IndieCade15: Game Development in the Spanish-Speaking World

[View the story “IndieCade15: Game Development in the Spanish-Speaking World” on Storify] The post Live From IndieCade15: Game Development in the Spanish-Speaking World appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.

Chescaleigh Breaks Down the Problems with Fetishizing Biracial Babies

Franchesca Ramsey is doing an interesting series for MTV called Decoded, debunking all kinds of racial stereotypes. This week, Ramsey takes on the racial bias that occurs when people think they are being complimentary. Explaining why...Show More Summary

When your transracially adopted child needs help…

Do not let the first person to show support be a peer or teacher. Your child should be getting emotional and psychological support at home. When your child comes home crying and tells you that a kid teased him/her about their skin color, facial features, hair texture, etc. Show More Summary

Friday Hotness: The Hamilton Cypher

Words cannot express how hyped I am for Hamilton: An American Musical. The sold out show (seriously y’all, all the tickets left are resales and they start around $350) is setting records on Broadway thanks to MacArthur winner Lin-Manuel Miranda’s defiant interpretation of Hamilton’s story. Show More Summary

#AskHerMore: On Rihanna and interviewing Black celebrities

Over on Clutch, the staff responded to a recent T Magazine profile of Rihanna with dismay, noting that the interview really isn’t about Ms. Fenty. The profile was written by artist and actress Miranda July, and appears to be more about July’s feelings about meeting Rihanna then the “revealing” conversation teased in the headline. Show More Summary

Amadeus, Amadeus!: Marvel’s Asian-American Whiz Kid Is The New Totally Awesome Hulk

By Arturo R. García While it may not be that surprising to see that Amadeus Cho will be the title character in Marvel’s Totally Awesome Hulk series, it’s still an intriguing premise, especially considering this updated presentation of the character. Show More Summary

“Nothing is more punk rock than surviving in a hungry sea of white noise:” Reflections on Afropunk

It’s hard not to feel something for Afropunk, even if your punk days were long behind you (if they ever existed at all.) For me, a DC girl raised on hip-hop with a twist of go-go (but with enough friends drawing Xs on their hands toShow More Summary

Summer TV Recap: Reflections on HBO’s Ballers

by Kendra James HBO’s Ballers is one of the most confusing yet simplistic shows to debut this summer. It doesn’t require more than 30 minutes of your attention a week, and if asked what it’s about you need only three words to explain: Entourage with football. Show More Summary

Straight Outta Compton, Black Women, and Black Lives Matter

By Guest Contributor Marquis Bey A friend of mine asked, two days before the theatre premier of Straight Outta Compton, what impact I thought the N.W.A. biopic would have on the Black Lives Matter movement. My answer, since I had not...Show More Summary

Photo Gallery: Back in time on Governor’s Island

There are two weekends each summer in New York City when you might find yourself riding the downtown subway next to a flapper and her bootlegger dressed partner. They’re not elaborately costumed film extras, and you haven’t found yourself stuck in an episode of Doctor Who. Show More Summary

In His Own Words: Julian Bond (1940-2015)

By Arturo R. García The American social justice movement mourned the loss of pioneer and lawmaker Julian Bond on Saturday, after he passed away at the age of 75. The Nashville native was at the center of two of the Civil Rights Movement’s...Show More Summary

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