Surreal Noir celebrates Black History Month! “This episode shares a variety of Black women and centres on Paris, of course the city at the centre of Surrealism, but also with a long history drawing people of colour for art, music and more. Neo-noir comes in the shape of […]
Your Black History month reading doesn’t need to be all history–The Portalist has a nice list of Black science fiction and fantasy authors to check out! (It includes a couple interviews as well).
At Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, author Nisi Shawl offers “A Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction.” In 1909 Harvard’s president, Charles W. Eliot, issued a 51-volume anthology he claimed could provide its owners with a complete liberal arts education. In the same vein, I’ve pulled […]
At Black Girl Nerds, Joelle Monique writes about Beyoncé’s “Formation”: “What makes this video great is the need ending parade of cultural representation. To see an array of Black styles: gothic, modern, historical, street, haute couture in all of its glory and it doesn’t stop there.”
“During the 1970’s Black filmmakers found their voices by making films that spoke to urban audiences in a way that had never been done before. Films like Sugar Hill, Abby, The Zebra Killers and so many more packed theaters with audiences hungry for Horror Movies where the Black Guy didn’t die first. 40 years […]
At Graveyard Shift Sisters, Ashlee Blackwell considers Jonathan Demme’s Beloved as a horror film as part of their Black History & Women In Horror Month series. “Beloved takes us on one journey of the Black American experience of slavery through the body of a Black female protagonist.”