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"Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential."

Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)

Let em know dad.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

I think the next time someone gets confused as to possibly why people were hoping Katniss would be portrayed as nonwhite, this quote above is why.

(via thelouringlady)

(via tionam)

tionam:

Today in Black History at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Book Fair w/ John Edmonds | Wilmer Wilson IV | alice wonder #DCinPhilly #BLACKEXCELLENCE #artiststowatch #youngcollectorsclub

frenz
You're invited!

mambubadu:

MAMBU BADU presents

If We Came From Nowhere Here,
Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There?
image They Are A Reflection Of You, Sienna Pinderhughes


If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? is a photography and video-based exhibit charting journeys into temporality,…

(via dc-via-chicago)

dotroom:

FELA
aconversationoncool:

Coltrane on a break from A Love Supreme.
blogsareselfish:

GREATEST IMAGE ON THE INTERNET. 
jaysonscottmusson:

I’m sorry but you can’t dress up like a painting made over 100 fucking years ago and present that as some form of avant garde and/or genre bending move. Get a fucking clue boo.