hollywood sure has an easy time finding brown and black people to play terrorists, thugs, drug dealers, gangsters, servants, “barbarians”, hypersexualized or desexualized caricatures but all of a sudden you need a lead role and
gosh where did they go i swear we put them here right after zero dark thirty??
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I see you white tumblr…… if you bitched over Quvenzhané Wallis, but aren’t upset about
you’re a privileged douchebag.
i’m really surprised that people are surprised, as if Egyptians arent still being depicted as white and fair-skinned in history books and museum exhibits around the wide world. pretty sure this film is propaganda to reinforce the dominant historical narrative, and that theyre also captializing off of the illuminati craze. theres no sense in arguing with these people, giving energy, time, or money to them, ever. let the movie flop. or not, whatever, because some people will go see it just because they know its wrong, or sadly because they believe its right. continue to make and support our own and/or support mainstream films that represent us in non-stereotypical manners. - rp
RECURRENCE PLOT: AND OTHER TIME TRAVEL TALES
the debut book from @afrofuturistaffair creative director & metropolarity founding member, Rasheedah Phillips ++++++ ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
The interweaving stories in Recurrence Plot and Other Time Travel Tales present characters whose stories challenge the notion that time flows in only one direction. If you want to understand what is happening at any given point in time, you cannot only look to the past for clues. You must consider the future.
A journalist races against time itself to expose the entity preying on young male teens in Philadelphia. A crystal, memory-storing bracelet transports a young mother back to the day of her own mother’s traumatic death. An unknown force of nature causes time to start flowing backwards…
Using quantum physics as an imaginative landscape, Phillips’ debut speculative collection Recurrence Plot attempts to walk the fine line between fiction and reality, fate and free will, and past, present, and future.
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My friend, a fellow Muslim who runs Fresh Pulp, told me in email he’s currently reading a Sci-Fi novel called Fire and Clay, about Jinn. It’s written by a black Muslim woman from Detroit, her name is Kaaronica Evans-Ware. I wanna read this! I looove POC sci-fi.
Banished from her clan for being a Muslim, a 400 year-old jinn named Zamar is hiding from her past. But an ancient evil is about to surface, unearthing her secrets and carrying painful reminders of the life she once lived. Ages ago, Zamar had lived in solitary exile along the banks of the Senegal River. Then a lone man entered her world, altering it forever.
Spanning several centuries, book one of Fire & Clay, pulls you into the unseen world of mankind’s distant cousins, the jinn. Like humans, these beings were given the gift of free will. And like us there are a few that choose the way of good, some that choose the way of evil, and many that live their lives torn between the two.
But what happens when the lives of creatures cast from smokeless fire, and those shaped from the clay of the Earth become intertwined?
The story told here takes readers on a journey of mystery, imagination, and magic to search for the answers. It plunges into the depths of jealousy, fear, and greed-as well as violence, sorrow, and loss. But it also scales the heights of love and faith, hope and deliverance. This story may be fictional, but it is true. Its truths are about what it means to be human, what it means to have the power to choose.
Fire & Clay is no mere fairytale. What we can see, touch, and taste is only a narrow sliver of reality. There is a war being fought all around us, even within us. And sooner than we might think, our final battle is coming.
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