In honor Black Speculative Fiction Month, we recently interviewed horror writer Tonia Thompson, whose NIGHTLIGHT: The Black Horror Podcast is a thing of terrifying beauty. On it, Tonia reads horror stories from Black writers across the diaspora. Read More
Black Speculative Fiction Month is right around the corner and we can’t wait to share all of our recommendations with you! Be on the lookout for interviews with filmmaker Melody Cooper, author Charlie J. Askew and Tonia Thompson of the Nightlight podcast as well as reviews of Jamila Rowser’s Wobbledy 3000, Tee Franklin’s Jook Joint as well as info on our Black Speculative Fiction Shorts event on Oct. 28! October will be LIT! (As in “literature”…get it?…OK, I’ll show myself out.)
Our co-founder, Aiesha, spoke with the host of WVXU’s Local Exposure podcast about our upcoming Cowboy Bebop jazz tribute concert. Click here to listen to the interview!
After years of touring and discovering music from all parts of the world, Napoleon Maddox came home with a longing for cultivation and fearless celebration of what musicians here have to offer the world. “It’s important that the connection be understood, stated and restated. This music came from the beak of Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Maya Angelou’s “caged bird,” he says. “When artists around the world create or perform jazz, country, funk, rock, hip-hop or trap, they are echoing some Blues that the ‘caged bird sang.’” The musical offerings he’s heard on stages in Finland, England, France and other places, drove him to create the Underworld Jazz Festival, which takes place May 23-27 at venues around Cincinnati, and include two performances of his experimental music mashup, The Deconstruction Period. In honor of this event, we asked Napo to give us his top Afrofuturistic tracks. Read More
Our co-founder was recently featured on PUNK BLACK’s website for her cosplaying! Check out the interview here!
We recently caught up with Jermaine Dickerson, illustrator, designer and former co-host of the BLKBOARD podcast, to talk about what he’s been up to since the success of his inaugural Hero Nation-Ypsilanti event last fall. Read More