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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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Examining Cyrus, THE WARRIORS, and remembering Roger Hill

Best known for his role as the charismatic gang leader Cyrus in Walter Hill’s The Warriors, actor Roger Hill passed away this week at age 65. Most people didn’t know Hill by his given name, though some recognized him from … Continue reading

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Remembering Dwayne McDuffie, Part 2

Three years ago today, we lost the beloved Dwayne McDuffie. In person, Dwayne towered well over six feet tall, which lent itself to a larger-than-life image that was really the opposite of how he carried himself. You could always spot … Continue reading

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It is Possible to See Beyond Race, If Only for 96 Minutes

In the 1993 film Suture, actors Michael Harris (left) and Dennis Hasbert (right), play brothers Vincent and Clay. Throughout the film, everyone remarks how much Clay and Vincent look like each other. In fact, it is the similarity of their … Continue reading

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Why An African American Human Torch is Important (a.k.a. Comic Fans are Racist and Kinda Unimportant)

Wake up world, Black actor Michael B. Jordan has been cast as Johnny Storm (a.k.a. the Human Torch) in the upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise. The hurricane of controversy, and all the requisite ridiculous and racist comments have … Continue reading

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The Human Torch is Being Played by a Black Guy. SO WHAT?!?

Now that Black actor Michael B. Jordan has been officially cast as Johnny Storm (a.k.a. Human Torch) in the new Fantastic Four movie, all the negative crap has started to spew. We’ve all heard the crap before: “Johnny Storm is … Continue reading

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Remembering Dwayne McDuffie

Things were different when I was a kid growing up. For the most part, you didn’t know what comic book creators looked like. Sure, everyone knew what Stan Lee looked like, but that was about it. The few comic creators … Continue reading

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Going Out of Business Sale!!!

MoPix, the website where two of my films are available for download, is going out of business on Friday, January 31, 2014. As a result, I’m selling downloads of both films for as little as possible. Both Damaged Goods and … Continue reading

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The Army of Dr. Moreau

The first three issues of The Army of Dr. Moreau are now available digitally for 99 cents each. This is my most recent comic mini-series, drawn by Carl Sciacchitano, and colored by Sara Machajewski, The Army of Dr. Moreau is … Continue reading

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The Lack of Diversity in Comics: What’re You Doing About It?

It seems like every day I read something, somewhere, about the lack of diversity in comics (not to mention various other pop culture mediums). Sometimes these pieces focus on gender, other times on people of color, and sometimes both. At … Continue reading

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