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THE LANDLORD – blu-ray review

May 15, 2019

THE LANDLORD 1970 director: Hal Ashby; starring: Beau Bridges, Diana Sands, Lou Gossett, Jr., Pearl Bailey, Marki Bey, Lee Grant Before the blaxploitation revolution kicked off with an explosion in 1971, there were films in the late 1960s and 1970 that helped to lay the groundwork for what was about to come. While many of…

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BITTER ROOT Red Summer Special — in stores July 10, 2019

May 15, 2019

BITTER ROOT Red Summer Special arrives in stores on July 10, 2019. Co-written by myself and Chuck Brown, this 48-page special features art by our artist/co-creator Sanford Greene, as well as an incredible line-up of guests artists. This collection of short stories expands the world of BITTER ROOT, while building up the characters, and bridging…

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BITTER ROOT, Volume 1: Family Business – ON SALE NOW!!!

May 15, 2019

Very happy to announce that BITTER ROOT, Volume One: Family Business is now in stores (and available digitally). Written by Chuck Brown and me, art by Sanford Greene, with colors by Rico Renzi, and letters by Clayton Cowles.

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NAOMI #5 – in stores May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

NAOMI #5, co-written by yours truly and Brian Michael Bendis, with art by the incredible Jamal Campbell, is in stores now (and available digitally on Comixology).

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Lesson in Black History – Lincoln Perry and Willie Best

February 22, 2019

Lincoln Perry and Willie Best—Born in Florida in 1902, Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry would go on to become arguably the most controversial black actor in the history of motion pictures. Best know by his stage name Stepin Fetchit (above), Perry became the embodiment of the negative stereotypes that portray black men as lazy, illiterate…

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Lessons in Black History – MATTHEW HENSON

February 21, 2019

MATTHEW HENSON – Robert Peary is most often credited as the first man set foot at the North Pole, but technically and historically that distinction goes to Matthew Henson, a fellow explorer and associate of Peary. Both men had worked together, including several expeditions to the Arctic. Henson had spent a significant time living with…

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Our Kickstarter is now live.

February 20, 2019

ONE FALL Issue #1 by David F. Walker and Brett Weldele First issue of a comic series for fans of wrestling & monsters. Written by David F. Walker. Art by Brett Weldele.

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Lessons in Black History – George Walker and Bert Williams

February 20, 2019

George Walker and Bert Williams – Two popular vaudeville performers during the era of the minstrel show (when performers, usually white, would paint their faces black), George Walker (above right) and Bert Williams first met in 1893. Williams was a popular comedian, musician and stage performer that is generally considered to be the most popular…

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Lessons in Black History – MARSHALL “MAJOR” TAYLOR

February 19, 2019

Marshall “Major” Taylor—The son of a Civil War veteran, and one of eight children, Marshall Taylor and his family moved from Kentucky to Indiana, where his father went to work for a wealthy white family. Taylor became friends with Dan Southard, the son of his father’s employer. The Southards afforded Marshall a good life and…

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Lessons in Black History – Bessie Coleman and Willa Brown

February 18, 2019

BESSIE COLEMAN and WILLA BROWN – Two pioneering aviators, the life stories of both Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (above) and Willa Brown (below) define courage and tenacity. Coleman was born to sharecropper parents—the tenth of thirteen children—and dreamed of a better life. She moved to Chicago in 1915, and worked as a manicurist in a barbershop,…

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