Category Archives: Life & Times

The Invisible World of Black Comic Creators

Okay, so I got back from the San Diego Comic Con a few days ago, and I really wanted to share some of my experiences and thoughts, before they are lost in the jumbled mess of my mind. Let me … Continue reading

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Black Captain America vs. Black Jesus (a.k.a. Don’t Mind Me, I’m Just Going to Vomit in the Corner)

Once again, I find myself on the slippery slope of pop culture commentary, in a position that requires full disclosure. Recently, I wrote a piece about Marvel’s announcement that Sam Wilson, a black man better known as Falcon, will be … Continue reading

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Playing Around with Oppression and Omission (a.k.a. How Something as Simple as a Doll Can Reinforce Racial Ideology)

Saw a video on Facebook this morning by a young woman I don’t know, but somehow it still managed to catch my eye. The video was made back in December 2013, and you can watch it HERE. If for some … Continue reading

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Why Do You Take Pictures of Flowers? (or, How I Learned to Slow Down and See the World)

People that follow me on Facebook and Twitter ask me all the time, “Why do you take so many pictures of flowers?” Friends at parties ask me the same question, and once in a while, someone will walk past me … Continue reading

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TRUTH REVEALED: The BadAzz MoFo Collection

A few days ago I posted about something I’m calling The BadAzz MoFo Collection. In theory, if this were to exist, it would collect material from BadAzz MoFo #4, 5, 6, and 7. These are the only issues that have … Continue reading

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That Whole BLAXPLOITATION Thing

It’s been a year and a half since my friends Cort Webber and Bobby Roberts broadcast the final episode of their podcast The Cort and Fatboy Show, bringing to an end to my incredible run as their regular Tuesday guest. … Continue reading

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BECOMING BLACK – an excerpt

Here is an excerpt from my collection of essays, Becoming Black: Personal Ramblings on Racial Identification, Racism, and Popular Culture. This the first paragraph from an essay entitled “Racism 2.0.” After the election of Barack Obama in 2008, racism went … Continue reading

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Marvel is Disney, DC is Warner Brothers, and We All Need to Stop Working for Them for Free

As anyone who knows me, or knows my work can tell you, I’m something of a pop culture nut. I love movies and comic books and television…okay, not so much television these days…but you get my point. I’m eagerly awaiting … Continue reading

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The Best of BAMF – An Interview with WILL EISNER

Every year, the week of March 6th is Will Eisner Week. The sixth of March is, of course, the birthday of Eisner, a storyteller best known for creating the ground-breaking comic strip The Spirit in 1940. Eisner is often credited … Continue reading

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BECOMING BLACK – an excerpt, part 3

Here is an excerpt from my collection of essays, Becoming Black: Personal Ramblings on Racial Identification, Racism, and Popular Culture. In this essay, “Double Consciousness, Roots, and Finding Our Place in History,” I attempted to explain the history of slavery … Continue reading

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