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San Diego Comic Con 2019

It’s that time of year again…San Diego Comic Con is this weekend. I hope to see some of you there. Here’s my schedule… THURSDAY, July 18th 11am – noon – Reading and Raising Our Voices: From Comics to Community Organizing. San Diego Central Library 3pm – 4pm – Giving Voice to Independent Creators. Room 28DE…

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History of Black Cinema – SHAFT vs. SWEETBACK

For many years there has been a myth surrounding the origins of the classic blaxploitation film Shaft. A long-running story has laid claim to the fact that Shaft had been in development at MGM with a white actor in the lead role, and that Richard Roundtree wasn’t cast until after the success of Sweet Sweetback’s…

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WRITING COMICS: How I Ended Up Writing SHAFT

There’s a new SHAFT movie coming out, and it is no big surprise that a lot of people are asking me about it. No, I haven’t seen it. No, I have no interest in seeing it (it’s a comedy, and SHAFT is not supposed to be a comedy). A lot of people have also been…

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THE LANDLORD – blu-ray review

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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