Everywhere across the world it appears that more and more is being stripped away from the majority, while the minority piles up on the earnings. The small fraction of those who hold the wealth detract the real reasoning behind their wealth (status, family, power,…
Shamelessly reblogging one of my own posts for emphasis.
Spotted this visiting the profile of the gentleman behind Chicago’s Da Blak Age of comics. Would have started supporting earlier if I’d known sooner. Still looking for links to other copies of the mag, the link beyond the image has a few copies but not sure if it has all of them.
Despite repeated defeat with the AZ voters, Governor Jan Brewer signed a law banning Ethnic Studies in AZ. The bill, which was particularly designed to target successful Raza Studies at Tuscon United School District, makes it illegal to teach courses that are “designed for a particular ethnic group” or “advocate ethnic solidarity.” It also links these courses to terrorism by including a clause against classes that “promote the overthrow of the U.S. government.” In both instances, the implication is that only people of color have ethnic pride, that pride is anti-American and anti-intellectual. Embedded in SB 2281 is the power to create independent review boards that can comb through any syllabus, lesson plan, or textbook order to remove material deemed in violation of this law. The consequences for instructors engaging in academic freedom are as severe as the fate of the learning material itself. At this time, failure to comply with the law will result in as much as 10% of the school’s budget being removed by the State. Ironically, the program that inspired this bill and its failed predecessors was created by a court mandate after the State of AZ was found guilty of discrimination; it is funded through the desegregation budget that was create as a result of the State’s failure to provide equal access to education for Latin@s and other marginalized students and provided in a district that is 56% Latin@.
PZ: We shared a sneak peek into the world of MM Carter’s account of the disappearance of Sky captains in his neck of the Aether for the DYCTER group lit project in Issue 9 (See purplemag.com for gratis issue download).
Now we begin from the very start, and in installments, you will learn…
Beyond Victoriana doing its fairshare to highlight underrepresentation in Steampunk, covering the delights of Yinka Shonibare, to the Brazilian Steampunk movement and so forth. An additional champion of underrepresented Steam is Jaymee Goh, also a keeper of brilliant grey matter whose done a fair bit posting at her own blog Silver Goggles, as well as at Tor.com.
Leading up the release of the Black Faery Anthos (the first of which is slated for a Spring release), we’ll be posting intel about Fae-ish/Fantasical creatures of color you probably aren’t familiar with. We might first post about them in the BSFS Black Fae group for the scribes, but you can check back here for updates and excerpts, as we plan to cover them all so folks they’re all compiled in at least one spot *_^ If you have questions/updates for this post [you will be credited] submit here.
The current installment featuring in the Black Faery group comments is: The Nagas
Hailing from the East [see Wiki] they’re usually not portrayed as being of good intent, but there has been lore associated with their good, as well as often-neutral deeds. There’s more collected info about various ‘Fae/Fantastical Creatures’ in the anthos. Glowing thx to C’BS Alife Allah (not among us in the group yet, sadly— He stays on the grind) for his contributions to that end.
image: Michel Koch
(This picture leans towards being ‘of color’ but… ‘tis questionable. lol.)
Got a Nagas story for the antho?
The antho is interested in any highly fantastical works for POC (Afrikan rooted, Asian/East Indian, and so forth). In the interested of filling in the gap of People of color in fantasy and with interest to avoid passive racism that has hailed from the fantasy lore of old, all-POC casts for these anthos are requests, in interest of resetting a balance. Strive for innuendo and the storytelling magik of subtlety when communicating adult themes. The works in these tomes are meant to be consumable by both the adult and YA audience (seems like all that’s out there is geared toward extreme-adult focus these days… That’s why that consideration has been requested *_^).
Submissions are ongoing as there will be more than one anthology. If accepted, after your work publishes in the antho you’re selected for, you can send them to other publishers for additional visibility <3 Purple mag does accept reprints, so long as it’s agreed to according to the rights you’ve given to previous editors. Communication is crucial here.