It’s Yourz the world in the palm of your hand

I have good news, and I have bad news. The bad news is largely the same as it’s been since 1492. The good news? Moonlight! Mahershala AliQUEEN VIOLA!

And this! my conversation with Mark Anthony Neal for Left of Black, following close on the publication of a review of Speculative Blackness on your new favorite blog, Black Perspectives.

And this:

That’s from the review of Speculative Blackness in Science Fiction Studies! And there’s more where that came from.

Speculative Blackness has been reviewed in The Future Fire, CHOICE, and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society recently… and a review is in the works in African American Review! Not to turn this into the Speculative Blackness blog, but let’s keep it a buck–this book is the biggest of big deals.

And now, a musical interlude, in which Remy Ma reminds us why we need to abolish prison–see, if Nicki had never said “Free Remy,” we might have peace in these rap streets today…

South to the Future

I had the sincere pleasure of visiting Durham, NC for the first time to be a keynote speaker for a symposium at Duke University–Black Is, Black Will Be: On Black Futures. I got to share keynote duties with my esteemed colleague Dr. Regina Bradley, spend some time with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal (hardest working man in showbiz, right?) and take part in a two-day dialogue among faculty, students, and community members holding down the African & African American Studies Department. (There were also burgers and beer, because of course.)



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