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Moving on the Wires: News, Posts, New Music


*Get Futuristically Ancient t-shirts for $20 on teespring.

*Subtletea’s “David Herrle reviews NEAR KIN: A COLLECTION OF WORDS AND ART INSPIRED BY OCTAVIA ESTELLE BUTLER:” David Herrie writes an analysis of Butler’s work and her influence on the anthology, Near Kin. By the way, he include me and my poem in the review. Cool!

*Check out this new comic from Opportunity Agenda, Helvetika Bold, about a social justice superhero who fights the status quo with her words and media savvy.

From Afropunk: “Working with artist-activist Dragonfly, we have been able to bring Helvetika to life as a living, breathing maven of moxie…Not only does she fictionally save the world, she leads with values and effective social justice communications messaging that actually demands action and change. The more support that Helvetika can gain, the more likely that her story can continue sooner rather than later, and the more damage she can do to The Status Quo!”

*Afrofuturism 849 is “a Chicago-based organization dedicated to creating artistic and educational events and programs that support the Afrofuturist global community,” featuring Floyd Webb and Ytasha Womack. “We encourage the visioning of a peaceful today and tomorrow that engages the best of diverse perspectives from the ancient to the future.

We celebrate the intersection between black cultures, indigenous cultures, technology, the imagination, liberation and mysticism as we champion innovation around the world. The number 8.49 is the apparent magnitude of Sirius B, a star celebrated by the Dogon. This star inspires people around the world and we recognize it as one of many symbols of innovation, uncovered pasts and created futures.” They are currently accepting submission for a February Black History Month film program. Email them at info@afrofuturism49.com.

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Otherworldly Videos: Juice Aleem + Sharon Jones and the Dap KIngs


Juice Aleem‘s “Anumals”

From Juice Aleem’s press: “After the soaring heights of the MoorKaBa LightBikes… the journey is continued with AnuMal: the dominion of the Flesh. A dance between the sacred and the profane. Watch out for the AnuMals!”

Keep in mind the woman with the wolf/fox mask at the end while watching the next video.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings‘ “Retreat”

Directed by Lizzi Akana, the animated video looks like it takes influence from tales that included the wolf, like “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs.” Although this was released two months ago, I only recently saw it and coincidentally at the same time I was doing research on Little Red Riding Hood and the whole video gives a vibe of one mythic interpretation behind the tale, the ritual confrontation between the divine goddess and the beast or as the previous video, the sacred and profane.

Otherworldy Videos: Yellow Fever


Ng’endo Mukii is a filmmaker and animator who recently graduated with a masters from Royal College of Art in London. Her thesis film, Yellow Fever, confronts the topic of skin bleaching including her and her niece’s perceptions of and experiences with it, and the the influence of history on why people of color bleach.