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Octavia E. Butler Wrote The Story Of Her Success Years Before It Happened

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.29.2016 | Black Voices

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Octavia E. Butler, the Hugo-award winning science fiction writer best known for the novels "Kind...

What Science Fiction Can Teach Us

Meghan McNamara | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Meghan McNamara

We're not trying to create a new generation of programmers and scientists. We're empowering a generation of women with the skills they need to make their own futures and the confidence to dream big and see alternatives to the way we live today.

Why Michonne Must Live: Actress Danai Gurira Gives Us Exactly What We Need Right Now

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

Danai Gurira is multi-talented acting force of nature, super-fabulous in bringing such emotional depth to her role on The Walking Dead. Her performance is the kind we have not seen lately, in the sci-fi drama genre or, frankly, any other genre.

The One Author LeVar Burton Most Regrets Not Having Met

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.06.2014 | Books

As host and executive producer of the classic children's show "Reading Rainbow," LeVar Burton has become a literary hero for countless young readers. ...

People of Color Do Survive the Apocalypse: 5 Books You Should Read

Olivia Cole | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Olivia Cole

In case you've ever looked at the whitewashed array of dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that line the shelves and asked yourself, "Do people of color survive the apocalypse?" the answer is yes. Read these books.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Posted 07.17.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week: an author who can do seemingly anything with words, a Florida to Alaska road trip, and David Rakoff...

A Brief History Of Writers Who Died Untimely Deaths | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

We recently read Rachel Maddux’s essay “Here with the Windies” about the sudden, shocking death of Margaret Mitchell back in 1949 (she was hit b...