W.E.B. Du Bois, Africana Studies and The Human Future

Dr Yaba A. Blay discusses colorism and black Identity within the context of global white supremacy in her lecture, “Whiteness and the Color Line…” Watch the other Temple University lectures here. The lectures included conversations on representation vs. self-determination, capitalism, neoliberalism and marxism, blackness and philosophy, social activism and social transformation, and Black Philadelphia.

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President Obama as an Alien

Washington Post writer, E.J. Dionne Jr., wrote a piece about the ridiculous disrespect of Barack Obama as president: “They say that President Obama is a Muslim, but if he isn’t, he’s a secularist who is waging war on religion. On some days he’s a Nazi, but on most others he’s merely a socialist. His especially […]

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Otherworldy Videos: New York Flexing

“Zilla March”: Flexing in the New York subways “Flexing, or bone breaking, is a mix of street dancing and contortionist movements mostly specific to Brooklyn. This video in particular is mesmerizing, almost ritualistic with this group of shirtless guys [they forgot to mention the female dancer] in gas masks all dancing together in the subway. […]

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If I Had My Way…

…This would be a tv show, movie, book series, etc. Any takers? From Myisha on Palace of Funk Antoinette “Toni” Batiste, occult detective. I choose to design a detective from Louisiana who works specifically with the occult, particularly Voodoo (or rather the stuff people get up to when practicing Voodoo maliciously, rude). She’s also a […]

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The My-Stery: Futures of Color

Although the main focus of this blog is afrofuturism, all people of color are in the speculative realm as well: From Butcharri “Why POC need Science-Fiction and Fantasy… You know one thing that I’ve found in being a creative and a person of color is that attempting to get POC to collaborate on something that […]

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