Author Archives: David Walker

Old Film Reviews – ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN

The Shaw Brothers studio in Hong Kong was responsible for producing some of the greatest Wushu (martial arts) films of all time. In the 1970s kung fu flicks flooded American drive-in theaters and grindhouses, and some of the most memorable … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS

Over four decades ago, Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers was considered one of the most provocative, politically incendiary movies of its time. The Black Panther Party used it as a training film, the French government banned it, … Continue reading

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SUPER JUSTICE FORCE Fan Art

Just wanted to share this amazing drawing of Darius Logan, from my novel Super Justice Force, courtesy JJ Kirby. JJ and I just collaborated on a story for Marvel’s Battleworld #2, which comes out June 2015.

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Seattle or Bust: Emerald City Comic Con

Yes, kids, I know I haven’t updated the site in nearly a month. Sorry. I’ve been busy. Crazy busy. Just wanted to let you all know I’ll be in Seattle this coming weekend for the Emerald City Comic Con. This … Continue reading

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Lessons in Black History – SPENCER WILLIAMS

Spencer Williams—A highly regarded actor and filmmaker, Spencer Williams will always be best remembered for being Andy on The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show that ran on television between 1951 and 1953 for a total of 78 episodes. Williams was born … Continue reading

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Lessons in Black History – Oliver Brown

Oliver Brown—The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the landmark case of Brown vs. the Board of Education helped lay the groundwork for ending segregation in the United States. Sadly, most people don’t know who Brown was. Oliver Leroy Brown was … Continue reading

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Lessons in Black History – The Lovings

Richard and Mildred Loving – On June 12, 1967, the United States Supreme Court made a landmark decision in the case of Loving vs. Virginia, effectively clearing the way for interracial marriages in all fifty states. When the court ruled … Continue reading

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Lessons in Black History – FANNIE LOU HAMER

Fannie Lou Hamer—A sharecropper and the youngest of 19 children, Fannie Lou Hamer became a controversial figure in the Civil Rights movement in the early 1960s. Known for being equally plain-spoken and out-spoken, Hamer became politically active in 1962 when … Continue reading

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Lessons in Black History – BILL PICKETT

Bill Pickett—The son of former slaves and one of thirteen children, Bill Picket is considered not only one of the greatest cowboys of all time, but also the greatest rodeo star of all time. Born in Texas in 1870, Pickett … Continue reading

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Lessons in Black History – James Beckwourth

James Beckwourth—The exploration of the American west is largely credited to white explorers and mountain men who have become the stuff of school-yard lore. But one of the most crucial explorers of the western territories was former slave James Beckwourth. … Continue reading

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