Category Archives: Random Nonsense

My Thoughts on the New SHAFT Movie

As many of you may have heard yesterday, there is a new Shaft movie in the works (click HERE to read more). Almost immediately, the questions started coming my way. Most people want to know if I’m involved (because I’m … Continue reading

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Lessons in Black History – Joseph Nazel

Joseph Nazel—Most people have never heard of writer Joseph Nazel, but those who have can’t help but impressed with his pedigree. Born in 1944, Nazel was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War who went on to become a prolific … Continue reading

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Blaxploitation 2.0 (a.k.a. The Return of the BAMF)

If you’ve been following my career for any length of time, you know that blaxploitation is my thing. Hell, my career as a writer really started with my fascination with blaxploitation, starting nearly twenty years ago when I decided to … Continue reading

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Calling Blackness Into Question (or Being Black, With a Capital B)

Honestly, I’m tired of talking about these things. I’ve been dealing with race and racism my entire life, and now that I’m closer to 50 than I am to 40, I’m really tired of explaining myself and issues surround race … Continue reading

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How to Buy My Comic Books (and Comics in General)

A lot of my friends and family members have asked me when and where they can buy the upcoming Shaft comic series, as well as the Doc Savage Special, starring Pat Savage (both written by me). Since these are people … Continue reading

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John Shaft vs. Sam Wilson (a.k.a. It’s Time to Re-write the History of Black Characters in Comics)

I’m about to stir it up. I’m about to talk some shit, ruffle some feathers, and remind those that know me, how I break it down. Some of you will get pissed off, and that’s okay. Righteous indignation is a … Continue reading

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I’m Just Talkin’ ‘Bout Shaft.

For months now, I’ve been talking about a top secret project that I couldn’t actually talk about. Well, now I can talk about it. I’m writing Shaft for Dynamite Entertainment. This has been a project long in development, and definitely … Continue reading

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I’m Not Dead…

…just really busy with a ton of projects. I know someone, somewhere, is concerned about my lack of posts this month. And for that I am appreciative. Lots of interesting stuff in the works, stay tuned.

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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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Sidekick-ism, Part 2: Oh, What a Difference Race Makes (a.k.a. A Tale of Two Felix Leiters)

After the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I wrote a piece about the supporting character Falcon and something called Sidekick-ism. Race and racial ideology was at the heart and soul of what I wrote about, which of course … Continue reading

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