Archive for July, 2011

Live Appearances at San Diego Comic-Con

July 16, 2011

I will be appearing this coming week (July 21-24) at the San Diego Comic-Con. Friday the 22nd will be a big day for me, as I’ll be on two different panels. From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm you can find me in Room 28DE, where I will be on the panel Comic-Con How-To: Filmmaking by the Seat of Your Pants with Matt Haley and David Walker. From 2 pm to 3 pm I will be participating on the Nappy Hour panel with Keith Knight, Michael Davis and Pam Noles.

NOTE: At this point I will not be setting up at any booths, but I will have copies of Darius Logan: Super Justice Force with me for sale. On Saturday, look for me at both TR!CKSTER and Comic-Con. Look for more announcements as we get closer to Comic-Con.

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Slavery + Rape = Two-Parent Households, According to GOP

July 13, 2011

Presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum both recently signed a pledge that had been authored by a conservative Christian group called Family Leadership. Among the things listed in this pledge were promises to work to end same-sex marriages, stop pornography (which by the way violates the First Amendment), and a statement that promoted slavery as something positive. Here is what this pledge said: “Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”

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The Omega Clinton

July 4, 2011

Bill Clinton is starting to freak me out. He’s looking worse and worse these days. Is it just me, or does he not bare a striking resemblance to Anthony Zerbe in The Omega Man? If Clinton starts hanging out with a bunch of albinos, that’ll be a sure sign that something is terribly wrong.

Freedom, Slavery & the Things We Don’t Like to Talk About

July 2, 2011

With celebrations of Independence Day raging all across the country this weekend, I though it might be a good time to talk about what it means to be free in a country that pounds its chest and roars of freedom like it was King Kong. Don’t get me wrong, because what I’m about to write is not some anti-American screed about how little freedom we all have. I believe, that despite existing limitations to our freedom—not to mention limitations some would like to manifest into reality—I do believe that we enjoy unprecedented levels of freedom. At the same time, many people don’t really understand the history of this nation, especially when it comes to the complex ideologies of race and racism or the true dehumanizing nature of slavery, which is a wound of shame on this nation that has yet to heal. (more…)